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17 items from 2017


Revisiting the film of Stephen King's The Running Man

25 June 2017 9:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rebecca Lea Jun 26, 2017

Our lookback through the screen adaptations of Stephen King brings us to Arnold Schwarzenegger, and The Running Man...

The film: In the totalitarian dystopia of 2017, Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) finds himself wrongly convicted and sent to prison. Recaptured after an escape attempt, he’s placed into a television gameshow called The Running Man, in which prison convicts attempt to stay alive in the Game Zone in order to achieve prizes such as a suspended sentence or even a pardon. However, Richards has links to the Resistance and they’re on hand to assist with his game-changing TV appearance.

To say that The Running Man is a loose adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name, published under his pseudonym Richard Bachman, is something of an understatement. Stephen E. de Souza takes a hacksaw to the original everyman Ben Richards, an unemployed family man desperate »

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Suntup Editions’ The Covers Collection Features Prints of Artwork from Iconic Stephen King Book Covers

8 June 2017 4:55 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For many readers, the illustrations on the covers of Stephen King's novels are just as indelible as the stories told on the pages within, and Suntup Editions is paying tribute to these iconic images with The Covers Collection, a new series of giclée prints featuring the artwork that graced the covers of King's hardcovers, including Pet Sematary, ’Salem's Lot, and It.

The Covers Collection features the work of ten artists and 15 book cover artworks (displayed in their full form without the title text and other additions that appear on book covers).

These highly limited edition prints are available in sizes 18”x24” or 11”x17” (and other dimensions in some cases), come signed by the artist, and are limited to just 100 copies apiece. Those who sign up for The Covers Collection series can look forward to receiving one a month in the mail.

To learn more about The Covers Collection, visit Suntup Editions' website, »

- Derek Anderson

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Andre Holland to star in Stephen King series Castle Rock

13 May 2017 6:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hulu’s upcoming Stephen King-inspired series Castle Rock has scored its first cast member, with Andre Holland (Moonlight, The Knick) signing on to play Henry, a death row attorney who has a unique history with the town of Castle Rock.

Produced by J.J. AbramsBad Robot, Castle Rock is set to deliver a shared Stephen King universe of sorts, and will “weave together characters and themes from those novels that use the Castle Rock location. Each season will follow a different set of characters and storylines while interjecting themes and specific characters from previous seasons.”

Castle Rock is the fictional Maine town that appears in many of King’s works, including The Dead Zone, Cujo, The Body, The Dark Half and Needful Things. The series will mark the second King collaboration between Hulu and Bad Robot after the 2016 miniseries 11.22.63. »

- Gary Collinson

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Lead Role Cast for Stephen King & J.J. Abrams’ Castle Rock Series

11 May 2017 10:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Back in February, Hulu gave Stephen King fans quite a surprise when they released a teaser video for Castle Rock, a new series set in the world of Stephen King's fictional universe that has spanned many novels and short stories. While much of the series' specific details remain shrouded in mystery, the first casting news for the upcoming show has now been announced.

Variety reports that André Holland (recently seen as Matt Miller in American Horror Story: Roanoke and Kevin in the Oscar-winner Moonlight) has been cast in the lead role for Castle Rock. Holland will play "Henry, a death row attorney with a unique and complicated history in the town," the town presumably being Castle Rock, Maine.

Production on the 10-episode first season of Castle Rock is expected to start this year, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, »

- Derek Anderson

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Jj Abrams’ Stephen King Hulu TV show gets 10 episode order

22 February 2017 10:35 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Holy Horrors, Jj Abrams and Stephen King fans rejoice – streaming service Hulu has officially put in a 10 episode order for Jj Abrams and Stephen King’s horror/drama Castle Rock series, giving the all-clear for production on the series to start this year.

The not-so-secret Castle Rock is the offspring of a partnership between Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros TV, who released a teaser last Friday which has gained over a staggering 1 million views since appearing. The series has been developed by Manhattan creator Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason for television and is based on characters and situations created by Stephen King. Shaw and Thomason also serve as writers on the show as well as executive producers alongside Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer.

A vague plot of King’s Castle Rock has been revealed as a psychological horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse. Castle Rock »

- Zehra Phelan

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Castle Rock: Hulu Orders New Series from Jj Adams & Stephen King (Teaser)

21 February 2017 3:08 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Hulu has ordered the Castle Rock TV show to series. Deadline reports the season one order is for 10 hourlong episodes. Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason developed the psychological horror drama series, based on characters and stories created by Stephen King. They will write and will also executive produce with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson, and Liz Glotzer.Abrams also collaborated with King on the original Hulu series 11.22.63. King fans will recognize the Castle Rock title as a fictional Maine town featured in some of King's novels, including Cujo and Needful Things. According to the report, production will begin this year. Updated to include Hulu press release. Read More… »

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‘Castle Rock’: Stephen King-j.J. Abrams Anthology Series Gets 10-Episode Order at Hulu

21 February 2017 12:37 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Hulu is slowly unwrapping the mystery of “Castle Rock.”

Days after the streaming service released a teaser trailer for the anthology series by Stephen King and J.J. Abrams, it was announced that it has ordered a 10-episode first season. Hulu previously worked with the duo on the time-travel series “11.22.63,” based on King’s novel.

Read More: ‘Castle Rock’ Teaser Trailer: Stephen King and J.J. Abrams Team for Hulu Anthology Series

Hulu will team up with Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television on the project, along with executive producers/writer Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, both of whom worked on Wgn America’s since-canceled “Manhattan.”

Set in Stephen King’s fictional town in Maine, “Castle Rock” is an original suspense/thriller that explores themes and worlds from the entire King multiverse. The stories will also be adjacent to some of his most iconic stories — such as “The Body,” “Cujo,” and “Needful Things »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Castle Rock’: Stephen King-j.J. Abrams Anthology Series Gets 10-Episode Order at Hulu

21 February 2017 12:37 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hulu is slowly unwrapping the mystery of “Castle Rock.”

Days after the streaming service released a teaser trailer for the anthology series by Stephen King and J.J. Abrams, it was announced that it has ordered a 10-episode first season. Hulu previously worked with the duo on the time-travel series “11.22.63,” based on King’s novel.

Read More: ‘Castle Rock’ Teaser Trailer: Stephen King and J.J. Abrams Team for Hulu Anthology Series

Hulu will team up with Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television on the project, along with executive producers/writer Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, both of whom worked on Wgn America’s since-canceled “Manhattan.”

Set in Stephen King’s fictional town in Maine, “Castle Rock” is an original suspense/thriller that explores themes and worlds from the entire King multiverse. The stories will also be adjacent to some of his most iconic stories — such as “The Body,” “Cujo,” and “Needful Things »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Hulu places 10-episode order for Stephen King/J.J. Abrams series Castle Rock

21 February 2017 11:10 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Last week it was revealed that J.J. Abrams and Stephen King were working together on an anthology series for Hulu. Entitled, "Castle Rock", the series is said to weave together characters and themes from those novels that use the Castle Rock location, including the likes of Cujo, The Dark Half, It, Needful Things, The Body and The Shawshank Redemption. An ambitious project, for... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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Official Details & 10-Episode Order for Stephen King & J.J. Abrams’ Castle Rock Series

21 February 2017 10:54 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following Friday night's big announcement that Stephen King and J.J. Abrams have teamed up for a Castle Rock series, it's now been announced that the series has been given a ten-episode order that will start production later this year, and official details on what to expect from the show have also been unveiled.

According to THR, the Castle Rock series has the following official description:

"A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, It and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption are either »

- Derek Anderson

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Castle Rock: what is Stephen King's new TV show?

19 February 2017 10:42 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dan Cooper Feb 20, 2017

A teaser for Stephen King and Jj Abrams' latest TV project snuck online over the weekend. What can we expect from Castle Rock?

There are some towns whose streets and byways you know almost as well as the back of your hand; you can picture them perfectly, whether it be in the calm stillness of a summer dawn or the frenzied onset of a coming storm. You’ve visited many times, perhaps over the span of several generations and watched with fascination as the passing of time left its mark. Avenues and roads stretch off in maddeningly unknowable directions, the alluring thrill of dark revelation lingering in each shadowed street.

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It doesn’t exist, this town. Like Gotham City or Mos Eisley, it’s a work of fictive creation,  birthed by the »

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J.J. Abrams, Stephen King and Hulu invite us to take a trip to Castle Rock

19 February 2017 9:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fresh from their collaboration on 11/22/63, J.J. Abrams and Hulu are set for a return to the world of Stephen King, this time for an anthology series entitled Castle Rock, which of course takes its name from the fictional Maine town that appears in many of King’s novels.

The news was revealed with the release of an announcement trailer; check it out here…

According to THR, Castle Rock is being written and executive produced by Sam Shaw (Manhattan) and is said to “weave together characters and themes from those novels that use the Castle Rock location. Each season will follow a different set of characters and storylines while interjecting themes and specific characters from previous seasons.”

Castle Rock first appeared in 1979’s The Dead Zone, and has since served as the setting for the likes of Cujo, The Body, The Dark Half and Needful Things, as well as being referenced »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Castle Rock’ Teaser Trailer: Stephen King and J.J. Abrams Team for Hulu Anthology Series

18 February 2017 8:12 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Stephen King and J.J. Abrams thrilled genre fans in 2016 with the time-travel miniseries “11.22.63,” and the pop culture titans are headed back to Hulu with the mysterious new anthology “Castle Rock.” Though the teaser is a literal flyover of Maine, reminiscing some of King’s best-known titles, the show will focus on the most notorious characters from Castle Rock, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Read More: Review: Hulu’s ‘11.22.63’ Brings Us Some Great Grand Storytelling

The town of Castle Rock looms large in the King universe, appearing as a location in novels such as “The Dead Zone,” “Cujo,” “The Dark Half,” and “Needful Things.” Few other details about the show, including premiere date and episode count, are currently known.

Abrams’ last major television production credit was HBO’s “Westworld,” and he’s working on several projects for 2017, the most prominent being a producer on “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” King most »

- William Earl

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‘Castle Rock’ Teaser Trailer: Stephen King and J.J. Abrams Team for Hulu Anthology Series

18 February 2017 8:12 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Stephen King and J.J. Abrams thrilled genre fans in 2016 with the time-travel miniseries “11.22.63,” and the pop culture titans are headed back to Hulu with the mysterious new anthology “Castle Rock.” Though the teaser is a literal flyover of Maine, reminiscing some of King’s best-known titles, the show will focus on the most notorious characters from Castle Rock, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Read More: Review: Hulu’s ‘11.22.63’ Brings Us Some Great Grand Storytelling

The town of Castle Rock looms large in the King universe, appearing as a location in novels such as “The Dead Zone,” “Cujo,” “The Dark Half,” and “Needful Things.” Few other details about the show, including premiere date and episode count, are currently known.

Abrams’ last major television production credit was HBO’s “Westworld,” and he’s working on several projects for 2017, the most prominent being a producer on “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” King most »

- William Earl

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Castle Rock: new info about Stephen King TV series

18 February 2017 7:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Feb 23, 2017

J.J. Abrams and Stephen King's Castle Rock Hulu show will be a "psychological-horror series"...

The mysterious teaser clip for Castle Rock, the Stephen King-inspired TV series from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot company and the American streaming service Hulu, has racked up over a million YouTube views in less than a week.

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But the teaser didn't contain much information about what the show will actually entail. Thankfully, Hulu has sent a press release around, so now we have this whopping great big description...

"A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. »

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Stephen King, J.J. Abrams Tease Secret Project 'Castle Rock'

17 February 2017 6:16 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Stephen King and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions have teased the impending arrival of a secret new Hulu project titled Castle Rock, named after the fictional Maine town that serves as the setting of many of the author's stories.

"Jj Abrams and I want to invite you to take a trip to Castle Rock. Soon. Be afraid," King warned on Twitter after the minute-long teaser was revealed.

The video that accompanied the unveiling lists the names of many of the characters, places and creatures that lurked in and around Castle Rock – Shawshank State Prison, »

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Breaking News: Stephen King, Bad Robot, and Hulu Take Us to Castle Rock

17 February 2017 4:55 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Salem’s Lot, Needful Things, Cujo, The Dark Half, Gerald’s Game, Creepshow, The Shawshank Redemption, Misery, Doctor Sleep, It, Sleepwalkers, The Dead Zone, The Shining, and so many more of Stephen King’s tales of terror have one thing in common… they… Continue Reading →

The post Breaking News: Stephen King, Bad Robot, and Hulu Take Us to Castle Rock appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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