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A new collection of short stories from Stephen King, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, will debut on November 3rd. Until then, the official cover art from the upcoming release provides us with a haunting look at what's to come in King's next batch of short works.
Synopsis: "A master storyteller at his best—the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story.
Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book. He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it.
There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, »
- Derek Anderson
Hulu's supernatural series, Deadbeat, which stars Tyler Labine as a stoned slacker who can communicate with the dead, has been renewed for a third season. Also in this round-up: Stung's release date and the trailer for the Kevin Bacon-starring Cop Car.
Deadbeat: Press Release (via TV By the Numbers) -- "Santa Monica, CA – May 26, 2015 – Hulu announced today that the Hulu Original series Deadbeat has been renewed for a third season with a 13-episode order. Produced by Lionsgate Television, the series is co-created by Cody Heller and Brett Konner (Wilfred, The Inbetweeners) and executive produced by showrunner Dan Lagana. Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Sarah Esberg from Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment are producers on the show.
The half-hour comedyseries stars Tyler Labine (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Reaper) as Kevin Pacalioglu, a hapless but gifted mediumwho will go to any lengths to help New York’s ghosts settle their unfinished business. »
- Derek Anderson
“Few adaptations have been as deliberately unfaithful to its source material as Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 masterwork of Stephen King’s 1977 novel, ‘The Shining.’” So begins CineFix’s new “What’s the Difference” video, which breaks down the deviations of the film version of “The Shining” from King’s original novel. Yet, as the video’s narrators Michael Truly and Casey Redmon claim, “Most [people] consider the 1980 Kubrick film quintessential, not in spite of its differences, but because of them.” So what are the differences? Read More: 23.7 Facts About Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' The duo highlights how, right off the bat, the film detours from the book in something as rudimentary as the protagonist’s name. King’s hotel warden is named John Daniel Torrance, yet Jack Nicholson famously portrayed Jack Torrance in the horror classic. Furthermore — and though it might seem a small change — in the book, the »
- Zach Hollwedel
We reported over the weekend that “True Detective’s” Cary Fukunaga was off New Line’s remake of Stephen King’s It after clashing with the studio. No matter how you slice it, the situation just sucks, but it’s a good thing for… Continue Reading →
The post Stephen King Responds to the Death of It Remake appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Steve Barton
With Cary Fukunaga's departure from the film adaptation of Stephen King's "It" over the holiday weekend, fans were still holding out slim hope that the film (or rather, films) might still carry forward. That hope is now gone as The Wrap has confirmed that the project has been pushed indefinitely.
The site goes into detail about the fallout. "It" was originally set up at Warner Bros. before moving to its New Line branch in recent weeks and with that move came budget cuts despite having greenlit the first film at $30 million.
Fukunaga expressing a strong desire to film in New York, something the studio didn't want. The poor showing this past weekend for the "Poltergeist" remake, which featured a clown in its marketing materials, also did not help. Neither has the poor track record of films starring children that are marketed to an adult audience.
With production a month off, »
- Garth Franklin
We haven't been following the developments around It very closely and it turns out, it was probably for the better because the project, which up until now has sounded a little too good to be true, apparently was too good to be true.
"True Detective" director Cary Fukunaga co-wrote the adaptation of Stephen King's novel which was going to shake out into two movies: the first focusing on the group of friends as children and the second picking up the story as the group meets up as adults. New Line had greenlit the project which was supposed to start shooting this summer in New York but over the long weekend, the director and producers bumped a hurdle they couldn't overcome and Fukunaga stepped away from the project, leaving the remake without a director.
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It seems like the director of True Detective is moving on from yet another project.
The Wrap reported on Monday that Cary Fukunaga, known for directing the entire first season of the acclaimed HBO crime series, is out as the director of an adaptation of author Stephen King’s It. The film was supposed to begin production this summer, and has been pushed back indefinitely.
According to the site, Fukunaga repeatedly clashed with the studio and did not want to compromise his artistic vision in the wake of budget cuts that were recently demanded by New Line, which greenlit the first film at $30 million. The situation came to a head over Memorial Day weekend, leading to Fukunaga’s abrupt exit from the ambitious project.
Another source added that New Line was getting cold feet about the project in the wake of the less-than-stellar opening of Poltergeist, which featured a clown in its marketing materials. »
- Zach Dennis
Ant-Man: New photos from Ant-Man feature the stars in various combinations. First we have Paul Rudd (as the titular hero) flanked by Evangeline Lilly and her estranged father Michael Douglas (as Hank Pym, technology creator). Next we have Lilly, Douglas, and the very tiny villain Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll), and lastly a picture of suited-up Rudd, facing off with an ant. Look for the movie in theaters on July 17. [Empire] It: Cary Fukunaga (TV's True Detective), who was set to direct a two-part big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's massive novel It, has departed the project. Production was scheduled to begin this summer, with Will Poulter (We're the Millers) in negotiations to play the villainous lead role, Pennywise, but now all plans are on hold...
- Peter Martin
Well, so much for that. "True Detective" director Cary Fukunaga has dropped out of New Line's planned two-part adaptation of "It," forcing the studio to push the project indefinitely, according to The Wrap. Here's Stephen King's reaction to the news: The remake of It may be dead--or undead--but we'll always have Tim Curry. He's still floating down in the sewers of Derry. — Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 25, 2015 So what happened? Try everything. (Yes, even the "Poltergeist" remake could be a factor!) Here's a handy list of rumored reasons for the split. 1. Budget While New Line greenlit the first "It" installment at a reported $30 million, they allegedly cut the budget over Fukunaga's protests. 2. Location Fukunaga reportedly wanted to shoot the film in New York, despite the studio's wish to shoot in a more cost-effective location (read: one with generous tax incentives). (See: Reason #1.) 3. Studio change "It" was originally set up at Warner Bros., »
- Chris Eggertsen
The Wrap reports that New Line has dropped the ball on Cary Fukunaga's film version of Stephen King's "It," which the busy director intended as a two-part horror epic. Originally set up at Warner Bros. before shuttled to New Line, and slated for production in June, the project has been shelved indefinitely. "Fukunaga repeatedly clashed with the studio," writes Jeff Sneider, "and did not want to compromise his artistic vision in the wake of budget cuts that were recently demanded by New Line, which greenlit the first film at $30 million." Fukunaga took a gamble casting young "Maze Runner" breakout Will Poulter as Pennywise, the demonic clown that haunts a group of seven outcast friends. Fukunaga reportedly considered older actors like stage thesp Mark Rylance and "Bloodline" star Ben Mendelsohn for the part, but was knocked over by Poulter's audition. Rather than follow in the footsteps of the 1990 miniseries version of King's. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
With cameras set to start rolling in three weeks, things are looking dire for the two-part big screen adaption of Stephen King’s It, with reports from The Hollywood Reporter revealing that True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga has vacated the director’s chair, citing creative differences over the budget of the planned movies between Fukunaga and New Line Cinema. The project was then kicked while it was down with a tweet from King stating that the project was dead, or at the very least not going ahead at New Line. The remake of It may be dead--or undead--but we'll always have Tim Curry. He's still floating down in the sewers of Derry. — Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 25, 2015 Will Poulter (The Maze Runner) was recently cast as evil clown Pennywise, famously brought to life by Tim Curry in the 90’s mini series, which followed a group of childhood friends reuniting years later »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Troubles with another big production. It was recently reported by The Wrap that New Line Cinema's new version of It, adapted from Stephen King's book about the evil clown, has been delayed indefinitely due to production troubles. Specifically, they say that director Cary Fukunaga is no longer attached and has left the project, which was nearing a June start date but was halted due to budget problems and other issues. The adaptation was originally set up at Warner Bros, with Roy Lee and Dan Lin producing, but only recently shifted to New Line where they're a bit more stern about how much they're willing to spend. Now it's stuck. Director Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre, "True Detective", Beasts of No Nation) was working on developing a two-part adaptation of Stephen King's evil clown story It, and they were even close to securing Will Poulter for the lead role as Pennywise. »
- Alex Billington
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fukunaga and studio New Line could not agree on the film's budget, a dispute that "stem[med] from a difference in creative visions." Per THR:
Insiders say that New Line had greenlit the movie at $30 million (the second part would have had a larger budget) and that Fukunaga's drafts were coming in at a higher number. Even with the start of principal photography approaching, the script was still being reworked.
Execs, producers and the director realized they were at an impasse and would not make their start date. Fukunaga decided to leave the project, which has now been pushed indefinitely.
THR went on to say that Fukunaga and New Line reportedly had a rocky relationship from the start, »
- Katie Roberts
The new adaptation of Stephen King's horror tale It has hit a major snag, as director Cary Fukunaga ("True Detective," Jane Eyre) has left the project. The Wrap broke the news, reporting Fukunaga and New Line came to a passing of the ways about the film. Fukunaga reportedly was unhappy with the film's budget issues - issues he felt would put a damper on his ability to make the film as he saw fit. It had been prepped for a summer start, with The Maze Runner star Will Poulter set to play the villainous Pennywise the Clown. The film was envisioned as a two-parter, with part one focused on the children from the King novel and part two focused on the grown-up versions of said kids, following their lives with a story that begins 30 years earlier as the group comes together over summer break to take on the monster that's haunting their town, »
- Cory Woodroof
Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, the CBS hit summer series Under the Dome tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. Since the inhabitants of the sleepy town of Chester’s Mill have been forced to adapt to daily threats, in order to survive their isolation, the Dome continues to reveal more of its ultimate agenda for them. During a panel at the CBS Summer Junket, to discuss the network’s summer programming, actor Dean Norris and new cast member Marg Helgenberger, along with showrunner Neal Baer and executive producer Tim Schlattmann, talked about getting definite answers about why the Dome has come down, that Season 3 is a reboot that even new viewers can jump into, what first happened 25 years ago that set all of these events in motion, how Big Jim (Norris) has changed, »
- Christina Radish
The planned two-film adaptation of Stephen King’s It has lost True Detective and Jane Eyre’s Cary Fukunaga as director. Having recently cast Will Poulter as nightmare fuel, Pennywise the Clown, and set to get underway in New York this June, It is now stalled indefinitely. The Wrap is reporting Fukunaga’s exit comes midst budget clashes…
The post Director Cary Fukunaga Floats from It Remake appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
New Line Cinema's remake of Stephen King's 'It' has been indefinitely pushed back. Production on the movie based on the 1986 horror novel by the acclaimed author was scheduled to start in three weeks' time, but the scripted had not been finished and director Cary Fukunaga has left the project. King responded to the news by referencing Tim Curry's performance in the 1990 TV mini-series, writing on Twitter: ''The remake of It may be dead--or undead--but we'll always have Tim Curry. He's still floating down in the sewers of Derry.'' The news comes shortly after it was revealed London-born actor Will Poulter, 22, was is in negotiations to play the part of Pennywise, the film's evil monster. Mark Rylance and Ben Mendelsohn were both also considered for the Pennywise role, before the film studio decided to opt for a younger actor. Initially, New Line planned to split the novel over two feature films, »
The site reports that New Line (who recently took over the project from Warner Bros.) was concerned about the budget, and wanted to make the adaptation a single movie to save costs, while Fukunaga was adamant that it should be split across two films.
At this point, it’s unclear whether New Line will bring another director on board, or look to retool the project completely.
- Gary Collinson
The complex story involves a group of friends being terrorized by the sewer-dwelling harlequin, both as children and finally as adults when they reunite to battle the menace that tainted their lives.
Producers New Line were reportedly blocking Fukunaga’s wish to make two films based on the chunky tome. A lengthy TV version famously floated in during the early Nineties, starring Tim Curry as the floppy-shoed nemesis.
Rising star Will Poulter was being courted to play the new Pennywise. KatzSmith (Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg) are producing with Dan Lin and Roy Lee. They’ll be dealing with the fallout from the loss of Fukunaga, whose eerie visuals for HBO’s True Detective made him a strong choice to bring King’s world to life. »
- Steve Palace
Although it looked like the new film version of Stephen King’s It was well on track, with True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga talking up his plans to make two movies from the story of an evil fiend targeting smalltown folk as both kids as adults and Will Poulter entering talks to play the demonic central creature, everything has come to a screeching halt. Fukunaga has left the film and New Line has called an indefinite halt to forward movement.The Wrap reports that the primary problem with this new take on the King tale was wrangling over the expanding budget. That two-film plan wasn’t going to be cheap and as the production moved from Warner Bros. to its more financially cautious New Line arm, Fukunaga was asked to make deeper cuts to his vision for the story. Adding to that was Fukunaga’s desire to shoot in more »
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