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The Stephen King Stories which need to be Adapted for the Big Screen

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Over the years, the incredible work of Stephen King has been adapted to both film and television with varying results. Many of these have failed to remain true to the source material, and while that still in some cases resulted in a hit (The Shining), it also saw the release of an awful lot of misses too (looking at you Dreamcatcher).

Much of King’s best work has already been adapted, though some are being remade. The Shining meanwhile is set to receive a prequel and sequel, and while Under the Dome is a good example of one of his lengthier novels working as a TV series, there are still plenty of others which have yet to reach the big or small screen.

Here, we take a look at ten more Stephen King novels which have yet to be brought to life as a movie. Some you will have likely heard of, »

- Josh Wilding

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Creepy New Trailer and Poster for Horns Starring Daniel Radcliffe

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The Hills Have Eyes director Alexandre Aja looks set to return to his slightly more serious horror roots after the disappointing Piranha 3D with the supernatural, offbeat thriller Horns.

Starring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe and the extremely talented Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Horns is based on the dark fantasy novel of the same name from New York Times best-selling author and son of Stephen King Joe Hill (Heart Shaped Box), and the screenplay was penned by Keith Burnin (In Treatment).

The interesting thing about this latest preview for the movie is the fact that it chooses to turn the spotlight away from the humour we’ve seen in previous trailers to instead focus on the creepy visuals.

The poster below is also one of the best we’ve seen to date, though a couple of others recently hit which were just as good and you can check them out for yourselves by clicking here. »

- Josh Wilding

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Exclusive Poster For Irish Anthology Film Night People

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With the first trailer coming to us on September 1st, The Movie Bit is proud to give you one of three exclusive teaser posters for writer/director Gerard Lough's Night People. Lough's feature debut, the movie is a science fiction/horror hybrid concerning two high tech thieves, who target the wrong house for their latest job. When they discover the house has a dark past, their story soon becomes wrapped up in two other sinister tall tales. Starring Michael Parle, Jack Dean Shepard, Claire Blennerhasset, Sarah Louise Carney, Aidan O'Sullivan, and Eoin Leahy, filming began on the project on August 1st, and finished just five short days ago. Lough's other work includes acclaimed short films The Boogeyman, an adaption of Stephen King's story of the same name, and futuristic thriller Ninety Seconds. Night People is set for release in 2015. »

- (Tom White)

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Amanda’s Adaptations: Carrie (2013) – Book Vs Film

28 August 2014 3:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Stephen King is one of the greatest storytellers of our time. He can switch between horror and the supernatural with ease and knows how to keep his readers hooked from start to finish, spinning a story with great depth and intrigue.

In Carrie, his first published novel, King proved he could not only get into the mindset of a teenage girl but that he could also go to incredibly dark places. The story builds slowly but never lulls.

In the novel, King switches between the running story of Carrie and the reports done after the fact so there are numerous perspectives to consider. Carrie’s story is a tortured one. The story opens with her getting her first period and thinking she’s dying! As if getting your period wasn’t traumatic enough. She then continues to struggle to deal with all the bullies at school and the knowledge that she has telekinetic powers. »

- Amanda Keats

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Frightfest 2014: ‘Among the Living’ Review

27 August 2014 3:08 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Beatrice Dalle, Théo Fernandez, Damien Ferdel, Zacharie Chasseriaud, Anne Marivin, Francis Renaud, Fabien Jegoudez, Nicolas Giraud, Chloé Coulloud, Dominique Frot | Written and Directed by Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo

French directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the driving force behind the notorious L’interieur (aka Inside) and the stylish Livid, turn their gallic focus to a much-maligned genre – the slasher movie – with Among the Living, a film that’s best described as Stephen King’s Stand By Me meets Friday the 13th.

Starting out with a disturbing prologue featuring a cameo by an almost unrecognisable Beatrice Dalle; a prologue that recalls the nastiness and brutality of L’interieur, Among the Living tells the story of troublemakers Victor, Tom and Dan who, on the last day of school, leave early to explore the countryside and commit petty crime. Ending up on the scenery-strewn back-lot at an abandoned film studio, they witness »

- Phil Wheat

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Watch Daniel Radcliffe In New UK Trailer For ‘Horns’

27 August 2014 2:09 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Things take a dark and bizarre turn in the new UK trailer for Alexandre Aja’s Horns.

Daniel Radcliffe stars as Ig Perrish, the man who’s accused of his girlfriend’s rape and murder. After being demonised by the local community, he wakes up one day to discover actual devil horns growing from his head. Yes, you heard right.

The trailer starts with a thriller-ish vibe, but there’s an odd shift in tone once we see Mr Radcliffe with his horns. So is this a thriller? Comedy? Supernatural? Comedy-supernatural-thriller?

Horns is based on the novel of the same name by Joe Hill. You may have heard of his horror maestro dad, Stephen King (I bet Hill never gets tired of hearing that one).

Alexandre Aja is also no stranger to the horror genre. He’s previously directed the enjoyable Haute Tension (a.k.a. Switchblade Romance), Mirrors, Piranha 3D, »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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International ‘Horns’ Trailer: Daniel Radcliffe’s Blend of Horror, Comedy and Romance

27 August 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

This Halloween, audiences are going to have a chance to see Daniel Radcliffe become the devil. The fall holiday is when Alexandre Aja‘s latest film, Horns, hits theaters. Based on a book by Joe Hill (son of Stephen King), Horns tells the story of Ignatius (Radcliffe), a man accused of murdering his girlfriend. In his despair, Ig sprouts […]

The post International ‘Horns’ Trailer: Daniel Radcliffe’s Blend of Horror, Comedy and Romance appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Horror Movie Locations Explored in Travelogue of Horror

27 August 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

See the sites in over 70 vivid color photos. Fifteen states were visited from Maine to Georgia in search of iconic filming locations from movies such as The Exorcist Silence of the Lambs The Shawshank Redemption and The Evil Dead. Along the way monsters were hunted vampire graves tracked down a strange mix of paranormal and odd locations across the Eastern Us were visited and Stephen King was met. Hitch a ride but remember that you never know what you might findor what might find you »

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Exclusive Film Blog - Week 3 with Spirit World Films' Creature Feature

27 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

We're back with the third installment of Dread Central's exclusive on-the-set coverage from Atlanta for Spirit World Films' Creature Feature, and this week we tackle "How to Reinvent the Indie Wheel... Or Die Trying."

Spirit World is the brainchild of three talented indie trendsetters: Chase Smith, Lance Paul and Edward Boss. These Southerners are turning the game upside down on what the true meaning of indie global films is.

With films budgeted at less than $20k, their combined multi “hat-wearing” skills are proving that you don’t need a giant budget nor a Hollywood soundstage to create cult classics.

Creature Feature is comprised of four short vignettes and one overall story that connects them all, similar to classics such as Creepshow and Trick 'r Treat.

Do clowns scare you? Have you ever looked at a scarecrow and wondered, "What if?" Are zombies or naked witches your thing? Or what about »

- Steve Barton

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Lukewarm Off Presses: "Chef" Again, Lord Attenborough, Joan Allen, and Movie-to-tv Series

26 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Four interesting tidbits coming atcha that we neglected to discuss for multiple reasons. If you hadn't yet heard them, they'll feel like brand new news to you.

In what is clearly understood to be an awards-traction move, Jon Favreau's sleeper hit Chef will be coming back to theaters this Friday in wide release. I'm not sure it has the critical oomph to win any nominations and it didn't have the box office size to make that a non-issue (a la gargantuan hits like My Big Fat Greek Wedding) but could it sleeper hit its way into, say, The Screenplay race? I'm realizing I neglected to consider it at all there which is an obvious mistake. I had a really good time watching it with friends though; it's an easy sit and safe for diverse groups of viewers. My favorite visual was ScarJo eating a bowl of pasta but my »


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The Omen TV Series Gets a Full Season Order from Lifetime

26 August 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I never watch Lifetime, but they are starting to develop things that I'm actually interested in watching. First it was Stephen King's Big Driver, then it was that Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story, now it's a new TV series based on the 1976 horror film The Omen. 

The thriller is called Damien, and it comes from former Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara. The network ordered a six episode season that is targeted to air early next year. 

According to Variety, the series "picks up from the movie’s storyline by focusing on the adult life of Damien Thorn as he realizes he is the Antichrist."  Lifetime executive and VP Rob Sharenow had this to say in a statement:

"Glen Mazzara has re-imagined him as a dark, romantic, anti-hero and this fresh take blends complex characters with premium storytelling to make something truly original."

I'm a big fan of the original horror movie, »

- Joey Paur

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5 Things to Know About True Detective Director Cary Fukunaga

26 August 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

"This is awesome, and I'm at a loss for words," True Detective director Cary Joji Fukunaga said while accepting the Emmy award for outstanding directing Monday night. He was talking about his win, but he might have unintentionally been speaking for the thousands of viewers and fans of the show who never knew that Fukunaga was, well, so good-looking. Since the world was introduced to the man behind True Detective, the Internet has been positively awash with paeans to Fukunaga - including the jaw-dropping admission that he got his start working on the music video for Destiny Child's "Survivor," giving »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Lifetime to Air Big Driver October 18th; New Stills Released

26 August 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

A couple of months ago we learned that Lifetime was adapting Stephen King's "Big Driver" short story from his Full Dark, No Stars collection, and now the network has released some stills and revealed the film's premiere date.

About "Big Driver" on Lifetime:

From a story by Stephen King, "Big Driver" marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence).

Bello' co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers"), and Will Harris ("NCIS").

In "Big Driver" Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, »

- Debi Moore

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Under the Dome Recap: Now Entering Frozen Donkey Wheel Territory

26 August 2014 6:29 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

"The last 5 episodes of Under the Dome totally rock," tweeted Stephen King last week. By the end of this episode — the first of the final five — I don't know if rock is the word, but we're certainly seeing some wild stuff. While we're comparing everything to Lost all the time, since there's no other way to live/to watch this show: "The Red Door" is the Under the Dome's frozen-donkey-wheel episode.After his unauthorized domeside visit with Julia, Barbie finds himself in the custody of some shady dudes in shady uniforms and funny caps. This one lead commando — very stern, totally nondescript — is on grilling duty. They know who Barbie is, they know he escaped the inescapable dome, and they know about the magic rhythm-shaker egg, which they call a "power source," which could be accurate. Barbie knows not to play ball with these mo-fos who haven't done anything »

- Zach Dionne

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Frightfest 2014: ‘Drew The Man Behind the Poster’ Review

26 August 2014 5:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Featuring: Drew Struzan, Frank Darabont, George Lucas, Thomas Jane, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Guillermo Del Toro, Michael J. Fox | Directed by Erik Sharkey

Opening with archival footage of Drew Struzan painting the original poster for Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, tells the life-story of an artist that as iconic to my generation as the films themselves. An artist whose work actually graced more films that I imagined and an artist whose work has inspired a new generation of illustrators, even though the poster medium as Drew knew it, is dead.

Starting at the very beginning, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster tells the story of how Struzan who grew up with a family who didn’t love him, his struggles at art school and his early “poor starving artist” years in which he tried to develop his art and support his family. »

- Phil Wheat

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Matthew McConaughey wanted for adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand

26 August 2014 3:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Matthew McConaughey is reportedly wanted for Warner Bros' adaptation of The Stand.

Josh Boone has signed on to direct the studio's three-hour, R-rated take on Stephen King's apocalyptic novel, which is set in a future where the remnants of humanity have divided into two camps after a devastating pandemic.

Deadline reports that the studio wants McConaughey to take the lead role of Randall Flagg, a demonic sorcerer who leads one of the two camps.

Nat Wolff, who previously worked with Boone on The Fault in Our Stars, was confirmed as the first cast member in May.

"We're going to do one three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board," Boone enthused to Vulture recently, declaring that he had learned everything he knew about writing from King.

"Every single one of those characters will be somebody you recognise and somebody you relate to. And it's gonna be awesome. »

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August 26th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Walking Dead, The Legend of Hell House

25 August 2014 7:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For the last week of August, there’s a bounty of horror and sci-fi Blu-rays and DVD’s arriving, which should satisfy the cravings of just about any genre fan. Not only does The Walking Dead Season 4 finally get its release (in grand fashion of course!), but there’s also an incredible DVD collection of The Twilight Zone series from the ‘80s coming our way from Image Entertainment and Scream Factory’s brand new Blu-ray of The Legend of Hell House to look forward to as well.

And as if that wasn’t enough, there are also a handful of indie horror titles getting released including Blood Glacier, Aftermath, Zombex, The Possession of Michael King and Jersey Shore Massacre and BrinkVision is also releasing a limited edition DVD of Sonno Profondo after the Giallo-esque film found much success on the festival circuit in 2013.

Spotlight Titles:

Blood Glacier (Mpi Home Video, »

- Heather Wixson

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Will Matthew McConaughey star in ‘The Stand’?

25 August 2014 6:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Warner Bros. and director Josh Boone ("The Fault in Our Stars") want Matthew McConaughey to go dark in "The Stand." Deadline reports the star of "True Detective" and "Dallas Buyer’s Club" is up for the role of Randall Flagg in the adaptation of Stephen King’s 1978 novel. Flagg, aka “the Dark Man,” is the embodiment of evil in "The Stand" who attracts followers to post-apocalyptic Las Vegas, where he rules his emerging empire with an iron fist. After a series of creative changes, Boone signed on, cast "The Fault in Our Stars" star Nat Wolff and announced the film have a three-hour run time and an R rating. Boone also promised, “an amazing A-list cast across the board,” he said. “Every single one of those characters will be somebody you recognize and somebody you relate to. And it’s gonna be awesome.” McConaughey would certainly fit in that category. »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Matthew McConaughey May Haunt Your Dreams as the Villain in 'The Stand'

25 August 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The upcoming big screen adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand" may be getting a major dose of star power, with the studio seeking Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey to play the main villain.

Deadline reports that McConaughey is at the top of Warner Bros.'s list for the role of Randall Flagg, described by the site as "the personification of evil, a demonic figure who wreaks havoc after a plague kills most of the population." Sounds like a juicy part, should McConaughey choose to accept it.

Of course, Deadline also notes that there is no definitive word on whether or not McConaughey will star in the film, and it seems that Warner Bros. hasn't even had talks with the actor yet. But director Josh Boone ("The Fault in Our Stars") told Vulture back in June that he wants to assemble "an amazing, A-list cast" for the flick, and we can't »

- Katie Roberts

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New on DVD Blu-ray August 26, 2014: 'Belle,' 'Portlandia,' 'Walking Dead'

25 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week


What's It About? This 18th century English romance is about Dido Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a biracial woman raised by her aristocratic great uncle and aunt, Lord and Lady Mansfield. She grows up alongside her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) as equals and best friends, but as they come of age, their differences become all too apparent -- to each other and to their would-be suitors. Meanwhile, Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) is facing a trial as Lord Chief Justice of England that could change the future of slavery. Will Dido find love on her own terms?

Why We're In: It's an elegant period piece perfect for Jane Austen fans, and it's a subtle but effective examination of the intersection of class and race in 18th century England. Mbatha-Raw is fantastic, and director Amma Asante has an excellent eye for detail.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the »

- Jenni Miller

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