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The Gingerbread Girl is the Latest Stephen King Story to Get Picked Up For a Movie

There's another Stephen King movie on the way! His novella, The Gingerbread Girl, is the latest story of his to get picked up for a feature film adaptation. The rights to the story were snatched up by Brainstorm Media.

The Gingerbread Girl was originally published in Esquire magazine and was later included in King’s 2008 collection of stories Just After Sunset.

For those of you not familiar with the story, it focuses on a woman named Emily, who is "recovering from a recent loss in a secluded house in the loneliest stretch of New England. She avoids contact with her husband and her father and channels her grief into a grueling daily running regimen. This is doing her all kinds of good, until one day she makes the mistake of looking into the driveway of a man named Pickering. Pickering also enjoys privacy, but the young women he brings to
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Stephen King’s The Gingerbread Girl in development as feature film

Hollywood just can’t seem to get enough of Stephen King at the moment, with The Wrap reporting that the author’s 2007 novella The Gingerbread Girl is the latest project in development for the big screen.

Brainstorm Media has acquired the rights to the tale, tapped Craig R. Baxley to direct the movie, as well as co-writing the script with King. Baxley has plenty of experience with King’s work, having helmed the TV adaptations of Storm of the Century, The Triangle, Kingdom Hospital and Rose Red. Another frequent King collaborator, Mitchell Galin, is serving as producer.

Appearing in the 2008 short story collection Just After Sunset, The Gingerbread Girl “focuses on Emily, a woman recovering from a recent loss in a secluded house in the loneliest stretch of New England. She avoids contact with her husband and her father and channels her grief into a grueling daily running regimen. This
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Stephen King’s ‘The Gingerbread Girl’ Optioned for Film by Brainstorm Media

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Stephen King’s ‘The Gingerbread Girl’ Optioned for Film by Brainstorm Media
Brainstorm Media is getting into the Stephen King business, and has optioned the author’s 2007 novella “The Gingerbread Girl” for film. Brainstorm will handle U.S. and Canadian distribution.

King is set to co-write the script with frequent collaborator Craig R. Baxley, who will also direct. Baxley previously directed television adaptations of King’s novels “Storm of the Century,” “The Triangle,” “Kingdom Hospital,” and “Rose Red.” Casting for “The Gingerbread Girl” is currently underway.

Mitchell Galin will produce “The Gingerbread Girl,” having previously produced adaptations of King’s “Pet Sematary,” “The Stand,” “Thinner,” “The Night Flier,” “The Langoliers,” and “Golden Years.”
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Grey’s Anatomy Season 14 Just Received Extra Great News From ABC

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Hey, "Grey's Anatomy" fans. We've got some extra great news for you guys that we think you'll certainly enjoy hearing. Recently, the folks over at Deadline recently put out a report revealing that ABC is so pleased with the way the current season 14 is going that they decided to extend it! That's right. Apparently, ABC only originally ordered 22 episodes for this season, but now they've bumped that number up to a full 24. That means you guys can expect to get an additional two more episodes before this season is over. How do you guys feel about that? We're sure most of you are ecstatic about it. In addition to ABC extending out Grey's Anatomy's 14th season, Deadline also reported that ABC gave their hit comedy series "Black-ish" another two episodes, and they gave their show American Housewife another two episodes. That gave both of those series a total 24 episodes each.
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Grey’s Anatomy Season 14 Is Bringing On A New Female Guest

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Hey, "Grey's Anatomy" fans. We've got some very interesting new casting news for you guys in regards to this current season 14. Recently, the folks over at Entertainment Weekly put out a new article revealing that the show has hired former"One Tree Hill" actress Bethany Joy Lenz. If any of you were "One Tree Hill" fans, you'll remember her as the one who played character Haley James Scott on that show. Entertainment Weekly pointed out that this new casting comes just after they got rid of season regular Martin Henderson aka Dr. Nathan Riggs. Bethany is scheduled to just be a guest character on Grey's Anatomy. So, it doesn't sound like she'll be sticking around for long. She might come in and do an arc that spans a few episodes and then head out. But, who knows? Anything can happen. She might stick around the whole season if they decide its better for the show.
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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's Thinner

Rebecca Lea Oct 30, 2017

Our lookbacks at the screen adaptations of Stephen King find us at Thinner, starring Robert John Burke...

The film: Morbidly obese and deeply unpleasant lawyer Billy Halleck (Robert John Burke) runs over an old gypsy woman with his car, distracted by his wife Heidi (Lucinda Jenney) who is doing something rather rude to him. His ties to the local law enforcement, Judge Cary Rossington (John Horton) and Chief of Police Duncan Hopley (Daniel von Bargen), means the case is dismissed before it gets to court. However, the old woman’s father (Michael Constantine) has a different kind of justice in mind. He curses Halleck with the word ‘thinner’ and soon, Halleck begins to lose weight at a dangerous and ever-increasing rate.

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Thinner is one of the books written under Stephen King’s pseudonym Richard Bachman, and it has the
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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's Children Of The Corn IV: The Gathering

Rebecca Lea Oct 23, 2017

Our lookbacks at the screen adaptations of Stephen King arrive at Children Of The Corn IV, starring Naomi Watts...

The film: Grace (Naomi Watts) has returned to her hometown in Nebraska to take care of her mother, June (Karen Black), who is suffering from agoraphobia. Unfortunately, she’s not the only person returning to Grand Island, as something evil is once again lurking in the cornfields. This time, it’s Josiah, a gifted preacher whose growth was stunted by his guardians in order to keep his powers intact and later buried alive by the town when he murdered his guardians. When the children of Grand Island, including Grace’s siblings, become sick with a mysterious fever and fall under the spell of the returning preacher who is ready to take back an earthly form.

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Video Breakdown of The 10 Worst and the 10 Best Stephen King Movies

With the popularity of Stephen King exploding right now, Looper has released a video that breaks down what they feel are the 10 worst and 10 best films that have been adapted from his work.

I personally don't agree with the lists that they've put together. For example, they put Dreamcatcher and Needful Things on the list of worst movies, which is ridiculous because those are two of my favorites! On top of that, they don't even include Pet Cemetary on the Best list, but they have Dolores Claiborne. This list was made before Geralds Game was released, but I'd definitely but that on the best list as well.

I understand that these lists are a personal opinion, so watch the video breakdown below and let us know what you would change on the list!

Stephen King's books have been adapted to film or television over 100 times, making him the all-time
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Tom Holland’s World Premiere at Nightmares Film Festival!

Tom Holland’s World Premiere at Nightmares Film Festival!
Legendary director teamed with “Friday the 13th” writer for thriller Rock Paper Dead! Columbus, Oh – It’s a horror dream-team terrifying enough to make the toughest genre lovers sleep with the lights on: legendary director Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play, Stephen King’s Thinner) and beloved Friday the 13th screenwriter Victor Miller have teamed up […]
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Friday Box Office: ‘The Dark Tower’ Takes the Lead Over ‘Dunkirk’

The best out of all the Stephen King adaptations, The Shining, was famously denounced by the author for its changes to his story, while other excellent takes from the likes of John Carpenter (Christine), George Romero (The Dark Half), Brian De Palma (Carrie), and David Cronenberg (The Dead Zone) were also a bit more liberal in choosing what to keep from King's work. On the flip side, there are outright catastrophes like Dreamcatcher, Secret Window, and Thinner that are a bit more careful to follow along closely to what is in King's books, and a long range of …
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Daniel Licht, ‘Dexter,’ ‘Children of the Corn’ Composer, Dies at 60

Daniel Licht, composer for TV’s “Dexter,” died of cancer late Wednesday. He was 60.

Licht scored all eight seasons of “Dexter,” the Showtime serial-killer drama, from 2006 to 2013. Although he also wrote music for movies and other TV projects, it was his quirky music for “Dexter” – employing unusual sounds using bones, knives, scissors, duct tape, wine glasses, didgeridoo, Irish harp and other instruments – that became his best-known work.

Seven albums of “Dexter” music, all featuring his scores, were released. Licht himself played many of the percussion instruments in a 10-minute orchestral suite of “Dexter” music performed live at Poland’s Krakow Film Music Festival in 2015.

Said “Dexter” executive producer Clyde Phillips: “Dan was an incredibly talented musician and composer, but most of all, he was a dear friend. His passing leaves all of us a bit quieter, a bit sadder, and without the gift of his music and his love
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Daniel Licht, ‘Dexter,’ ‘Children of the Corn’ Composer, Dies at 60

Daniel Licht, composer for TV’s “Dexter,” died of cancer late Wednesday. He was 60.

Licht scored all eight seasons of “Dexter,” the Showtime serial-killer drama, from 2006 to 2013. Although he also wrote music for movies and other TV projects, it was his quirky music for “Dexter” – employing unusual sounds using bones, knives, scissors, duct tape, wine glasses, didgeridoo, Irish harp and other instruments – that became his best-known work.

Seven albums of “Dexter” music, all featuring his scores, were released. Licht himself played many of the percussion instruments in a 10-minute orchestral suite of “Dexter” music performed live at Poland’s Krakow Film Music Festival in 2015.
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Exclusive Guest Blog: Vincent Guastini – V.G.P. Effects & Design Studio New Projects – Aftermath, Dimension 404, and Vincent’s Directing Debut of The Dark Tapes

Vincent Guastini best known for his make-up effects work in Requiem For A Dream, Dogma, Last Of Mohicans, Letters Of Iwo Jima, and Stephen King’s Thinner. Guastini has multiple projects that have been released in the month of April that… Continue Reading →

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Time to Step Up Your Binge-Watching Game - Netflix Is Expiring These Titles in May

It's that time again. Netflix has announced the titles it's getting rid of in May, and we're pretty bummed. Not only is Scrubs getting, well, scrubbed from the catalog, but we also have to say goodbye to nostalgic gems like Step Up, The Wedding Planner, and the entire Jurassic Park franchise. At least we have some fresh new movies and shows coming our way. May 1 11 Blocks Alfie Bang Bang! Black Mamba: Kiss of Death Cujo Doomsdays Fantastic Four FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue Flicka: Country Pride Garfield's Fun Fest Invincible Jetsons: The Movie Jurassic Park III Jurassic Park The Lost World: Jurassic Park Paulie Samurai Headhunters Stephen King's Thinner Tales From the Darkside: The Movie The Doors The Real Beauty and the Beast The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz The Sons of Katie Elder The Wedding Planner Things We Lost in the Fire To Catch a Thief Treblinka: Hitler's Killing Machine
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Blu-ray Reviews: Robocop 2 and Robocop 3 Collector’s Editions

Let me get this out of the way up front: I think Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 sci-fi action classic, RoboCop, is a perfect film. With its mix of brilliant social satire, comic book action, dystopian sci-fi, and insane violence—a brilliant blend of ’80s aesthetics, Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner’s sharp script, a perfect cast, and Paul Verhoeven’s particular brand of genius/madness. It is the kind of movie that cannot really be reproduced… though two sequels and a 2014 remake certainly gave it a shot. That each came up short in different ways comes as no surprise. It only offers proof of the original movie’s magical alchemy.

Though they are disappointing in comparison to RoboCop, both of its initial sequels—1990’s RoboCop 2, directed by Irvin Kershner, and the Fred Dekker-helmed RoboCop 3 from 1993—attempt to replicate different aspects of the original and are not without some amount of charm,
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The legend of the Stephen King dollar baby

John Saavedra Dec 11, 2017

Want to make a short film based on one of Stephen King's stories? Chances are that it'll only cost you a dollar...

Stephen King is, you might say, a bit prolific. With over 50 novels, 6 nonfiction books, and 200 short stories to his name (or Richard Bachman's), King has one of the hardest-working pens/typewriters/laptops in the writing world. And best of all, when it comes to King's work, quantity does equal quality. 

That's probably why Hollywood is constantly optioning his countless works for big blockbuster film adaptations. Guys like Frank Darabont, Brian De Palma, Stanley Kubrick, George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Lawrence Kasdan, and Rob Reiner have all taken stabs (no pun intended) at his work. Many of them are even great films that hold their own, which is very rare in the novel-to-film adaptation business, especially when the source material is as high-profile as King's.
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Rock Paper Dead Frees a Serial Killer in this Official Trailer (Bad Move!)

Tom Holland (Child's Play, Thinner) returns to horror with the indie feature Rock Paper Dead. Developed by writers Kerry Fleming and Victor Miller, the film involves a "cured...serial killer." Peter returns to his ancestral home to, unsurprisingly, kill again! The film stars: Michael Madsen, Tatum O'Neal, Najarra Townsend and Gabrielle Stone. What is surprising - there are two sequels already in the works, for this series. Rock Paper Dead 2 and 3 will release in 2018 and 2020, respectively. For now, a trailer for the first title is hosted here. The synopsis expands on the film's story slightly. Peter (Luke Macfarlane) has been released from a state hospital, for the criminally insane. Childhood memories, triggered by a visit to his hometown, compel Peter to kill again. A visit from Ashley (Jennifer Titus) might quell his rage, if he can just resolve his past. Rock Paper Dead will release in 2017. Before the film's launch,
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First Trailer for Horror 'Rock Paper Dead' from Director Tom Holland

"Welcome back, Peter..." This is the first horror film from director Tom Holland since Thinner in 1996. Rock Paper Dead is the new horror film made by Tom Holland, director of the original Fright Night, Child's Play and Thinner. The film is about a serial killer named Peter "the Doll Maker" Harris, played by Luke Macfarlane, who returns to his hometown after being "cured" in a mental hospital only to relapse into his spooky, doll-maker, serial killer ways. The full cast includes Michael Madsen, Tatum O'Neal, Maureen McCormick, and Jennifer Titus. With so much innovative and unique horror being made, by comparison this looks rather lackluster. Even the lead actor seems miscast, the whole film just seems weird. Here's the first teaser trailer for Tom Holland's Rock Paper Dead, direct from YouTube (via Deadline): From the creators of Friday the 13th and Child's Play!, Rock Paper Dead is the story of serial killer,
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‘Rock Paper Dead’ Teaser: First Look At Serial Killer Horror Pic From Director Tom Holland

‘Rock Paper Dead’ Teaser: First Look At Serial Killer Horror Pic From Director Tom Holland
Here’s a first look at the upcoming film Rock Paper Dead, from horror genre heavyweights Victor Miller (Friday The 13th franchise) and director Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play, Thinner). Starring Michael Madsen, Tatum O'Neal, Jennifer Titus and Luke Macfarlane, the pic will be released sometime this year. The film follows a serial killer Peter "The Doll Maker" Harris, who returns to his ancestral family estate after being released from the state's hospital for the…
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What to Expect on Netflix in November, Plus: Watch These Movies Before They Expire

Curious to know what movies and TV shows are coming to Netflix over the next few weeks? Get a head start and mark your calendars using the list below, just released to us by Netflix. But first, here are our editors' 10 must-see recommendations from below's incoming crop of movies: 1. Paddington (2014) 2. Burn After Reading (2008) 3. Ravenous (1999) 4. Boyhood (2014) 5. The Jungle Book (2016) 6. Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016) 7. The African Queen (1951) 8. Cujo (1983) 9. The Doors (1991) 10. Stephen King’s Thinner (1996) Arriving November 1 The African Queen (1951) Alfie (2004) Bob the Builder: White...

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