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Following the success of The Fault In Our Stars, Josh Boone has been courted for any number of projects, including the long delayed adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. While that's still in his future, it was revealed earlier this year that Boone will direct and co-write (alongside Knate Gwaltney) New Mutants at Fox. Simon Kinberg will produce, and had this to say at the time: "We’re so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters." Well, the first draft of the screenplay is now finished, so we're one step closer to hearing when this team of heroes will arrive on the big screen. Are you looking forward to New Mutants? Let us know your thoughts in the usual place. The first draft of New Mutants is »
It's been a while since we've heard an update on Warner Bros.' live action film adaptation of the horror manga Death Note, but today details on the lead role's potential casting have surfaced.
For those unfamiliar with Death Note, it's a very popular manga, anime, and Japanese movie series in which high school student Light Yagami discovers an unusual notebook called the Death Note. When the book's owner writes the name of the person and the way they die, it comes true shortly after. Light begins to test the book and eventually uses it in an effort to rule as a god over Earth.
- Derek Anderson
The second Cthulhu figure in a three-part series from Warpo will be available this fall. Also: a trailer for The Inhabitants, first details on IFC Midnight's acquisition of Cabin Fever, El Rey Network's Stephen King marathon, and Last Shift on Blu-ray.
Warpo's Cthulhu Figure Series: Press Release: "Chicago, Il (September 9, 2015): Warpo, creators of the Legends of Cthulhu action figures, today released part two of three of Cthulhu: The Great Old One, their retro commercial series for the forthcoming 12” Cthulhu figure.
In keeping with the company’s method manufacturing, the process of development by which Team Warpo creates everything with the mindset and methods of the late 1970s to mid-1980s, the commercial series was created with the look and feel of being an “uploaded artifact” from the era – a rip from an old VHS tape that was used over and over again to capture storylines for the sandbox adventures of childhood. »
- Tamika Jones
We’ve been talking about a new version of Stephen King’s The Stand for some time now, but that’s not what this story is about… instead we’re pleased to announce that El Rey Network is honoring King with special Saturday screenings… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
Celia Rowlson-Hall has the body of a tomboy, the brain of a feminist and an imagination quite unlike anyone else. In her dance-based, dreamlike feature debut, the svelte young woman tends to appear either draped in an oversized pink T-shirt or stripped down to a pair of men’s Y-front briefs and matching wifebeater. Rowlson-Hall’s bony, almost prepubescent look suggests androgyny, not motherhood, and yet “Ma” imagines this budding performance artist as a modern-day Virgin Mary — a mute and potentially miraculous mother figure who makes an allegorical pilgrimage to Las Vegas, where she delivers (and subsequently abandons) an infant of possibly divine provenance. “Ma” is a specialty item even by festival standards, and yet without so much as uttering a word, this microbudget labor of love augurs an exciting new voice.
One of the more intriguing talents to have emerged from the North Carolina School of the Arts in »
- Peter Debruge
A few good-to-great movies have been adapted from Stephen King's novels: Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" (sorry, Stephen), Brian De Palma's "Carrie," Rob Reiner's "Misery," and Frank Darabont's "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Mist," to name a few examples. And then there have been some...not so great ones. My advice? A) Leave the good adaptations alone; B) Give the bad ones the stellar remakes they deserve. As remakes of "It," "Pet Sematary" and "The Stand" -- all of which weren't exactly top-shelf the first time around -- ramp up for new cinematic versions, here are six other King adaptations I'd like to see the powers-that-be take another swing at. »
- Chris Eggertsen
News came out this week that Andy Muschietti, director of the indie horror hit Mama, is in talks to helm a big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's classic 1986 book It. The project has been in development for years, and at one point director Cary Fukunaga was attached, but he recently dropped out due to budget concerns.
A first trailer has been released at San Diego Comic-Con for the upcoming horror anthology Tales of Halloween, which we’ve got for you right here…
Tales of Halloween brings you Halloween night like you’ve never seen it before. Ghouls, imps, aliens, axe murderers and more appear in one neighborhood on Halloween to terrorize unsuspecting residents.
Tales of Halloween is set for release October 30th in the States and features segments from directors Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III and IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), and Paul Solet (Grace).
- Gary Collinson
Want to revisit "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" before "Terminator: Genisys" opens? Better do it before July 1, when Netflix says "Hasta la vista" to the 1991 sequel.
And start marathoning these TV classics before they go poof: "Leave it to Beaver," "Dragnet," "Mission: Impossible," "Hawaii Five-o," "Magnum P.I.," "Miami Vice," "Knight Rider," "Melrose Place" and "Wings." Also bid goodbye to the Stephen King miniseries "The Stand" (1994) and "The Langoliers" (1995).
Below is a complete list of the movies that Netflix is pulling from your streaming list. And, just so you're not left empty-handed, here's a list of what's new on Netflix in July 2015. (All titles and dates provided by Netflix and subject to change.)
Leaving July 1
"Beauty and the Beast" Seasons 1- »
- Sharon Knolle
It’s been a rough road for adaptations of some of Stephen King’s biggest books. Rumors of a movie based on King and Peter Straub’s epic The Talisman have floated around for years (with Steven Spielberg attached at one point), but have never come to fruition. Ron Howard tantalized us with what was sure to be an amazing multi-feature version of King’s sprawling dark fantasy series The Dark Tower, but that too has languished in development Hell (although it may be moving forward again). Then Josh Boone came along with plans to update King’s post-apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand for a new generation. That project originally earned consternation from fans when it was announced that the 1000+ page novel (the unexpurgated version – King’s...
- Mike Bracken
Two worlds collide in the efforts to bring an epic novel to the big and small screens. While pre-production started over a year ago for the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand, news has surfaced that a TV miniseries is in the works that will be paired with this new film adaptation.
As reported by The Wrap, CBS Films and Warner Bros. are in negotiations with Showtime to create an eight-part miniseries that will lead up to the film’s release. Writer/director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) signed on to write and direct the movie last year and has now agreed to write and direct the miniseries. King is also expected to be involved.
The decision to make The Stand a miniseries and movie, originally conceived as several films, was in order to be able to cover more ground, since the book is an epic novel covering over 800 pages. »
The Stand: Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), who came on board the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand more than a year ago, first described it as a "three-hour, R-rated version," then King hinted that it might be made "in an entirely different and innovative way." Now comes word that Warner Bros., CBS Films, and Showtime are talking about making an 8-hour miniseries first, ahead of a big-budget movie that would debut in theaters. Shooting would begin early next year on the project. [The Wrap] Wool: Nicole Perlman, who shared a writing credit for Guardians of the Galaxy, has been hired to write a new draft of the screenplay for Wool. Based on a science-fiction novel by Hugh Howey, the story centers on a community living...
- Peter Martin
In the wake of Cary Fukunaga’s saddening It exit (over squabbles between the director and New Line about the two-part adaptation), all eyes have naturally turned to Josh Boone’s epic take on The Stand for Warner Bros. An even more ambitious Stephen King adaptation than Fukunaga’s It, The Stand was previously announced by Boone as a four-film blockbuster event, featuring an A-list cast and considerable budget. Unfortunately, a new report from TheWrap states that a tetralogy is no longer the plan – though WB is still standing by Boone and giving him the massive scale such a property demands.
In addition to a single R-rated movie (still a blockbuster), Boone will be piloting an eight-part miniseries for Showtime, designed so that he can take his time in sketching the early days of the viral apocalypse that devastates America, and the journeys of a few human survivors as they »
- Isaac Feldberg
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- Scott Beggs
Warner Bros. and CBS Films are taking a serious stand on "The Stand." Stephen King's epic (and arguably best, just saying) novel is going to get its own big-screen movie, but first it's poised to get an eight-part TV miniseries on Showtime. Congrats, Captain Trips, you now get to spread farther and wider than ever!
According to TheWrap, Warner Bros. and CBS Films are in talks with writer-director Josh Boone about the TV series, which would culminate in a major motion picture. Boone will write and direct the "star-studded miniseries" which they said is scheduled to start shooting early next year. Author Stephen King is expected to be involved in some way, and meetings will be held this week to finalize the ambitious plans. TheWrap added that top agents have been notified and A-listers are being eyed, the kind that showed more interest in TV after "True Detective" was such a success. »
- Gina Carbone
You may have heard that Stephen King’s The Stand was set to finally become a movie series. There’s a chance you might have seen us speculating about a potential shared Stephen King movie universe, too. Well, now, Warner Bros. and CBS Films’ plans with The Stand may have changed somewhat.
Previously, we had been told to expect four movies. Today, news has come to light suggesting the existence of an eight-part stage-setting TV prelude. The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone was already on board for the film saga, and is believed to be in talks to helm this television event.
Here’s the clincher – no one seems to be mentioning whether the eight TV episodes have taken the place of some of the movies. »
The Stand: Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), who came on board the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand more than a year ago, first described it as a "three-hour, R-rated version," then King hinted that it might be made "in an entirely different and innovative way." Now comes word that Warner Bros., CBS Films and Showtime are talking about making an eight-hour miniseries first, ahead of a big-budget movie that would debut in theaters. Shooting would begin...
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Given that it has most famously appeared on screens in miniseries form back in the 1990s, it’s perhaps not surprising to learn that the new adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand might be headed for TV itself. According to The Wrap, director Josh Boone and Warner Bros. want to make an eight-part miniseries to lead in to the new planned film version. The studio is in talks with Us cable channel Showtime to handle the series, with Boone overseeing both projects. He said when he first took on the job of turning the sprawling book into a movie that he wanted more space to tell the story, and initially it looked like it could lead to multiple movies to handle the narrative of survivors of a virus that has all but wiped out the American population caught in a battle between good and evil.It’s an ambitious idea, »
Back in 1978 Stephen King first published what would go on to become one of his most beloved stories; a complex and intricate tale about the end of the world, the survival of humanity, and an epic battle between good and evil. The Stand has been a fan favourite since it first hit shelves, and for a long time studio execs have been scratching their heads as to how to return it to our screens. In 1994 it was given life as a 4 episode mini-series starring Gary Sinise, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald and Jamey Sheridan as the demonic Randall Flagg. Now, more than 20 years later, it's returning to our screens, set to be given fresh life on both TV and on the big screen. Josh Boone, the man who directed The Fault In Our Stars, will step behind the camera to bring us an 8 part miniseries event before a full length feature »
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