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Top 10 Stephen King Movie Adaptations

30 October 2012 8:15 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Which Adaptations Are Worthy of King's Name?

The recent news that Universal will be adapting acclaimed author Stephen King's short story "Gramma" into a feature film directed by Peter Cornwell (The Haunting in Connecticut) — coupled with the imminent arrival of Halloween, of course — got us thinking about the contributions King has made to not only the horror genre, but to science fiction, fantasy and suspense, as well. With book sales in excess of 350 million copies and his stories having inspired well over a hundred feature films, TV movies and TV series, King shares company with such literary legends as William Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in terms of the influence his writing has had on popular entertainment.

Unlike (most) writing, however, Cinema is a collaborative medium, requiring a confluence of talented individuals to bring a story to life on screen. Sadly, far too people in Hollywood possess the »

- BrentJS Sprecher

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‘Sinister’ Director Scott Derrickson Set to Bring Stephen King’s Final Season to the Big Screen

16 October 2012 6:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Stephen King seems to be having almost as good of a year as Kevin Costner when it comes to high profile news. The teaser for the big screen re-adaptation of his first novel, Carrie, just recently hit the web, and now word has come that the only unadapted tale in King’s four story collection, Different Seasons, is finally being turned into a film. The book already spawned two modern classics with Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption as well as Bryan Singer’s dark but less memorable drama Apt Pupil. The remaining tale, “The Breathing Method“, is a smaller story than any of those and readers would be hard pressed to see the cinematic angle within it. Per Deadline, that hasn’t deterred director Scott Derrickson. Fresh off of his success with the Ethan Hawke-starring horror film Sinister, Derrickson has begun development on a film adaptation of the story. There »

- Rob Hunter

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'Sinister' Director Scott Derrickson Will Learn Stephen King's 'Breathing Method'

16 October 2012 2:53 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Trivia question: how many of Stephen King’s books haven’t been adapted for either television or cinema? We don’t actually know the answer, but percentage-wise it can’t be very high (even though his seven “The Dark Tower” novels look no closer to making it onto the big screen any time soon) and now yet another one of his novellas is being adapted for the screen. Deadline reports that one of King’s tales from 1982’s "Different Seasons," “The Breathing Method,” will be making the transition thanks to Scott Derrickson (“Sinister”) who is developing the project (presumably to direct). All the other stories in King’s "Different Seasons" ("Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption," "Apt Pupil" and "The Body") have all been adapted already, and if "The Breathing Method" can replicate the success of either “The Shawshank Redemption” or »

- Joe Cunningham

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Last remaining story in Stephen King's Different Seasons will no longer be "the one that didn't get a movie"

16 October 2012 1:57 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The fact that most of the good Stephen King stories have already been taken has never proved an obstacle to optioning one for film adaptation. (See: Riding The Bullet… someone should! Please, tip your waitresses.) That's true even of 1982's well-thumbed Different Seasons, which—after already spawning Stand By Me, Apt Pupil, and The Shawshank Redemption—only has a single novella left untouched in "The Breathing Method." And this leaves Sinister director Scott Derrickson no other choice but to develop it for the screen, despite "Breathing Method" being a comparatively thin love story about a 1930s-era doctor and »

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A Sinister Breakdown for the Horror Purists

16 October 2012 1:00 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It’s October and that means it’s horror-movie time. Not that the other eleven months of the year aren’t also horror-movie time, but Hollywood knows from scheduling around holidays, and Halloween is fast approaching. Every weekend this month sees a major horror release, last weekend’s being the Ethan Hawke–starring Sinister. (The week prior, we looked at V/H/S. Up next, Paranormal Activity 4.) Vulture’s Horror Enthusiast will be watching each film and breaking down how it does or does not meet the genre’s well-known specifications. Here’s our checklist of how Sinister satisfies your horror-film needs. (Spoilers follow.)Credentials Directed and co-written by Scott Derrickson, the director and co-writer of 2005's The Exorcism of Emily Rose and the just-announced director of an adaptation of Stephen King's The Breathing Method, a novella from the same collection that spawned Stand by Me, The Shawshank Redemption, »

- Gilbert Cruz

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Scott Derrickson to Direct Stephen King’s The Breathing Method

16 October 2012 8:48 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After the success of Sinister this weekend, it has been announced that Scott Derrickson will team up again with Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse for an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Breathing Method.

The Breathing Method is a novella that was part of Stephen King’s Different Seasons, which also included Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil, and The Body (Stand by Me). Released in 1982, the story “takes place in an exclusive gentlemen’s club in New York, where no one pays any dues. Membership is based upon a telling of tales, and one nightmarish tale about a disgraced woman determined to give birth–no matter the consequences.”

According to Deadline, they have optioned the book from Stephen King and Scott Teems has been hired to write the script. This is an early announcement, so a budget, casting, and a release date have yet to be finalized. This is »

- Jonathan James

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Scott Derrickson to use Stephen King's "Breathing Method"

16 October 2012 6:43 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Deadline is reporting Jason Blum and Exorcism Of Emily Rose director Scott Derrickson have set their sights on Stephen King's The Breathing Method. One of the novellas found in Different Seasons, which also included the tales that became The Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil and Stand By Me, The Breathing Method sees Dr. Emlyn McCarron recount a tale of a pregnant woman in the 1930s who had mastered the physician's breathing method of childbirth and is determined to deliver her child alive and well, no matter what. 

Sinister, by the way, felt incredibly King-esque/influenced. Derrickson seems a natural fit for the author's brooding, dramatic material.  »

- samueldzimmerman@gmail.com (Samuel Zimmerman)

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Scott Derrickson to use Stephen King's "Breathing Method"

16 October 2012 6:43 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Deadline is reporting Jason Blum and Exorcism Of Emily Rose director Scott Derrickson have set their sights on Stephen King's The Breathing Method. One of the novellas found in Different Seasons, which also included the tales that became The Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil and Stand By Me, The Breathing Method sees Dr. Emlyn McCarron recount a tale of a pregnant woman in the 1930s who had mastered the physician's breathing method of childbirth and is determined to deliver her child alive and well, no matter what. 

Sinister, by the way, felt incredibly King-esque/influenced. Derrickson seems a natural fit for the author's brooding, dramatic material.  »

- samueldzimmerman@gmail.com (Samuel Zimmerman)

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Sinister Director to Helm Stephen King's The Breathing Method

16 October 2012 3:21 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Stephen King's 1982 "Different Seasons" book is collection of four stories. Three of them have been turned into successful films, including "The Shawshank Redemption," "Apt Pupil" and "Stand By Me." Now comes word that producer Jason Blum is re-teaming with "Sinister" director Scott Derickson to bring the fourth story, called "The Breathing Method," to the big screen. Scott Teems is attached to provide the screenplay. The story takes place in an exclusive gentlemen's club in New York, where no one pays any dues. Membership is based upon a telling of tales, and one nightmarish tale about a disgraced woman determined to give birth - no matter the consequences. »

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"Sinister" Helmer Adapts King's "Method"

15 October 2012 9:38 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Scott Derrickson ("Sinister," "The Exorcism of Emily Rose") is teaming with Blumhouse Productions for a feature adaptation of Stephen King's novella "Breathing Method" says Deadline.

The pair have secured an option on King’s work and the script will be penned by Scott Teems. The story focuses on an elderly physician who recounts an incident in his career of a patient who was determined to give birth to her illegitimate child.

The patient turns to the doctor because of a book he has written about a system to help women through childbirth. So determined to have the child, she lingers on even after a horrific accident on the way to the hospital.

The story was part of the 1982 four-novella anthology "Different Seasons" and is the last of the four to be adapted. The other three became the movies "The Shawshank Redemption," "Stand by Me" and "Apt Pupil".

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- Garth Franklin

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Sinister Director Adapting Stephen King’s The Breathing Method

15 October 2012 9:05 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Another goddamned Stephen King movie? is a suitable reaction for even the most ardent King fans to have at this point (unless it's The Dark Tower, The Stand, or It — adaptations basically always welcome for those). The Breathing Method, which Sinister director Scott Derrickson just snagged the rights to, is noteworthy as the fourth and final novella from King's 30-year-old Different Seasons collection to jump to the big screen. The other three? The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me, and Apt Pupil. »

- Zach Dionne

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Sinister Director Scott Derrickson To Direct Adaptation Of Stephen King's The Breathing Method

15 October 2012 5:22 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

While I didn't like Scott Derrickson's latest film, Sinister, because of its overdone plot, it's actually a very competently directed movie. Even when the story wasn't bringing the scares, the filmmaker was able to create a terrific, creepy atmosphere using smart camera placement and movement. He seems to have a knack for horror and just needs a proper story to tell. Well, he's going to one of the masters of the genres to find one. Deadline reports that Derrickson is reteaming with Blumhouse, the production company behind Sinister, to direct an adaptation of Stephen King's The Breathing Method. The story was featured in King's 1982 collection titled "Different Seasons" and, according to the source, is the "only story in the volume that hasn.t been adapted" (examples include The Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil, and Stand By Me). The story is told by a character named Dr. Emlyn McCarron who »

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Sinister Director Scott Derrickson To Direct Adaptation Of Stephen King's The Breaking Method

15 October 2012 5:22 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

While I didn't like Scott Derrickson's latest film, Sinister, because of its overdone plot, it's actually a very competently directed movie. Even when the story wasn't bringing the scares, the filmmaker was able to create a terrific, creepy atmosphere using smart camera placement and movement. He seems to have a knack for horror and just needs a proper story to tell. Well, he's going to one of the masters of the genres to find one. Deadline reports that Derrickson is reteaming with Blumhouse, the production company behind Sinister, to direct an adaptation of Stephen King's The Breaking Method. The story was featured in King's 1982 collection titled "Different Seasons" and, according to the source, is the "only story in the volume that hasn.t been adapted" (examples include The Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil, and Stand By Me). The story is told by a character named Dr. Emlyn McCarron who »

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Tiff First Look: Ruba Nadda's Thriller 'Inescapable,' Starring Siddig, Tomei & Jackson (Video Clip)

21 August 2012 8:25 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Check out our first look at Syrian writer-director Ruba Nadda's Toronto-bound "Inescapable," starring Alexander Siddig ("Syriana," "Kingdom of Heaven"), Marisa Tomei ("The Wrestler," "Ides of March") and Joshua Jackson ("The Skulls," "Apt Pupil"). Siddig also starred in Nadda's Toronto-premiering 2009 romance, "Cairo Time," with Patricia Clarkson. The film scored high with critics, thanks mostly to its delicate direction and captivating leading lady. "Inescapable" forces Siddig's character to return to Damascus when his daughter goes missing in the city, three decades after he left it behind. Our exclusive clip and the trailer are below: »

- Sophia Savage

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Cool Clicks: Casting the Inevitable Batman Reboot

25 July 2012 4:00 AM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

We scour the interwebs for the coolest movie news and more so you don't have to ...

"Batman Beyond" starring Jake Gyllenhaal? "Legends of the Dark Knight" starring Ryan Gosling? Moviefone lets its inner fanboy run wild with a look at seven possible approaches to the next cinematic wave of the Caped Crusader.

Want access to classified files regarding "The Bourne Legacy"? Head over to iTunes Movie Trailers and get briefed by the new behind-the-scenes featurette that sheds some light on rogue agent Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner).

Did your summer vacation not go exactly as planned? Hey, at least you didn't end up in a Thailand prison like Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale. BuzzSugar makes an argument for staying home with a look at 13 movie vacations gone horribly wrong.

How well do you know the guy who's helping Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill protect the 'hood from alien invasion? »

- Bryan Enk

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Top 10 Stephen King Stories

27 June 2012 5:03 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

When I first started writing this feature it went through several title changes. To begin with it was ’The 10 Best Stephen King Novels’, but as someone who really loves the horror genre I knew that I had to include ‘Danse Macabre’ his horror anthology. Consequently in its second incarnation it became ‘The 10 Best Stephen King Books’. Unfortunately that too had to go because I knew I couldn’t leave out his shorter fiction. Personally I think that anyone who can squeeze down a story to fit 20 or so pages (or 180 in the case of Apt Pupil) and still make it terrifying and touching and brilliant is a genius. So there are 4 of them on the list.

In my naiveté I thought it would be difficult to choose 10 stories and that I’d end up with a few on the list that in my heart of hearts I wasn’t that bothered about. »

- Alice Booth

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Trailer, Premiere Update for You Can't Kill Stephen King

11 April 2012 7:27 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Stephen King has long been a staple in the horror genre, penning such box office hits as The Shining, Carrie, Apt Pupil, and many more. But on Saturday, a new film premieres that immortalizes Mr. King, making him not only the subject of the film but possibly one of its killers.

You Can’t Kill Stephen King is a campy indie horror flick about a group of friends that vacation near a lake where Mr. King lives, and begin to get killed off one at a time in ways from his books.

The friends must piece together a string of clues to stop the copy-cat killer, or risk falling victim themselves.

The film is the brainchild of Monroe Mann and Ronnie Khalil, an attorney/Iraq vet and a stand-up comedian respectively, who came up with the idea during a rainy day at the very lake they shot the film.  Check »

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NYPD Blog – True Confessions (1.04)

9 April 2012 6:02 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

From 1993 to 2005, David Milch and Steven Bochco’s cop drama NYPD Blue was the nakedest, swearing-est show on television.  But as we see in this latest installment of Criminal Complex’s episode-by-episode recap of the series, just because there was a lot of sex, violence, and curse words, that doesn’t mean NYPD Blue was without depth, character, and cultural relevance.

Season 1, Episode 4

True Confessions

Original Air Date: October 12th, 1993

“If I had more bullets, I would have shot ‘em all again and again.  My problem was I ran out of bullets.”

-Bernhard Goetz

“Don’t be angry.”

-Detective John Kelly, 15th squad

Anger is something I’ve had to deal with my entire life.  Raised by an unrepentant hothead from a long line of unrepentant hotheads, I have had the emotional life of Bruce Banner, going from meekly brainy guy to raging monster at the drop of a hat, »

- Jimmy Callaway

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Doctor Gash's Tip of the Scalpel: A Tribute to Stephen King Part 2

6 April 2012 3:32 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

"My name is Anne Wilkes. And I am..." "I know," he said. "You're my number-one fan." "Yes," she said, smiling. "That's just what I am."

How many times had Stephen King heard that from his millions of number-one fans before he finally turned the obsessive love of his Constant Readers into the subject of one of his most memorable, horrific and claustrophobic works, Misery? Before taking a short break to honor Debbie Rochon and The Blair Witch Project with Tips of the Scalpel for Indie Horror Month, we brought you Stephen King, Part 1. Now we're back to continue the story with Doctor Gash's Tip of the Scalpel: Stephen King, Part 2: The 80's.

The start of King's career was prolific, beginning with Carrie, Salem's Lot and The Shining, but the incredible amount of legendary horror that King produced throughout his life is simply mind-boggling. King created nearly two-dozen stories that »

- Doctor Gash

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‘Munsters’ renamed; ‘Firm’ out ‘Awake’ in.

5 February 2012 8:11 PM, PST | doorQ.com | See recent doorQ.com news »

Bryan Fuller’s hour-long remake of the 1960s classic sitcom The Munsters will retitled Mockingbird Lane when it airs on NBC later this year. The title refers to the address, 1313 Mockingbird Lane, where the Munster clan resided. X Men, Superman Returns and Apt Pupil director Bryan Singer is helming the pilot. Meanwhile, with the two teaming up with this new project, some questions have arose about their idea for bring Star Trek back to TV. Separately, both writer and director have voiced their ideas on resurrecting the TV franchise over the years. Fuller wrote for both Deep Space Nine and Voyager before creating the critically acclaimed series Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls and Pushing Daisies. Singer, a longtime fan of the franchise (and who had a cameo in First Contact movie), also has ideas on how to bring it back. Whether they’ll pool their resources anytime soon is unknown, though »

- spaced-odyssey

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