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Multiple Stephen King Projects Announced for Film, TV, and Stage

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It seems that the works of Stephen King are the hot item in Hollywood these days. Coming just this year are IT, The Dark Tower, “Mr. Mercedes,” and Gerald’s Game; and “Castle Rock” is currently in production for Hulu. Now, Deadline is reporting that multiple additional King projects are in the works, and it’s a MASSIVE amount of titles!

So sit back, put your feet up, and get ready for all this information I’m about to drop on you!


First up is an adaptation of Rose Madder, which will be directed by Assaf Bernstein, whose Israeli TV drama “Fauda” drew great acclaim. He states, “Stephen King’s literary universe has greatly influenced me as a writer and filmmaker, and Rose Madder is a terrifying and exhilarating thriller that will make for a compelling parable of the battle between the sexes. Rose and Norman undergo a fascinating transformation, sometimes horrifying, at other times touching, and occasionally both at the same time. Rose is a once-in-a-lifetime role for an actress.


Next is Lloyd Segan, “The Dead Zone” executive producer, and his intention to turn King’s 1994 novel Insomnia into a scripted VR series. They’re in talks with Google to make this a reality, and rumors are that The Fate of the Furious‘ F. Gary Gray will be tapped as director. The site explains that the plan will be “…to film an hour, initially, broken into five- or 10-minute segments that can be viewed at home with systems like Valve, PlayStation, Xbox.


DreamWorks is currently trying to negotiate a deal for an adaptation of King’s short story “House on Maple Street,” which he wrote back in 1993. If all goes through, it will be the first animated film based on King’s work.


For TV, the first project revealed is “The Breathing Method,” which will be produced by Weinstein Television and Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum. Per the site, “Scott Teems [will write] and Doctor Strange’s Scott Derrickson [will direct] a dark miniseries about a club of lawyers that is intertwined with an horrific death of a pregnant woman en route to deliver a baby from an illicit affair with one of the club members.


Next is “The Ten O’Clock People,” a short story that is being optioned as an English-language TV series that will be aired in Europe.


King’s short story “N” is being adapted with backing by Gaumont. The plan is for an hourlong series with the pilot being directed by David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation, Lights Out). Per the site, the show revolves around “…a letter that gets passed around, one that makes those who read it go insane.


When it comes to “Mr. Mercedes,” if the show performs strongly, the site explains that further seasons will “…be fueled by the King novels Finder’s Keepers and End of Watch, both of which feature Gleeson’s detective character.


Lastly, a stage adaptation of The Shining is in early stages and is being worked on by Tony-winning playwright Simon Stephens.


WHEW! At this point, I think it’s safe to say that we’re going to basically get enough King-based material to last us quite a while!

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Ash Vs Evil Dead Seasons 1 and 2 Are Now Streaming on Netflix

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The last word we brought you guys on the upcoming third season of Starz’s “Ash vs Evil Dead” starring Bruce Campbell was when we shared the show’s all-new teaser trailer (below).

Today we have awesome news that the first two seasons are now streaming on Netflix!

So if you’ve been putting off watching the series (for some reason) or have been waiting until the day where you could just binge-watch the series in one grand swoop, then today is your day. There isn’t a better time than now. Just make sure you’re caught up come February.

Hell, yeah.

Are you excited to watch (or rewatch) the first two seasons of “Ash vs Evil Dead” on Netflix? Let us know below!

“Ash vs Evil Dead” stars Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, and Lucy Lawless. Campbell executive produces the series with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Ivan Raimi, and Rick Jacobson. Season 3’s new showrunners are Mark Verheiden and Moira Grant.

“Ash vs Evil Dead” season 3 hits STARZ Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Synopsis:

Ash has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind’s only hope.

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Guillermo del Toro’s Animated Series Trollhunters 2 Now Streaming on Netflix

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Netflix’s “Trollhunters” isn’t a series I’ve had the chance to check out for myself. Nothing against the kid’s horror series, I just haven’t had the time.

That said I’ve heard good word-of-mouth regarding the series and being that it comes from the mind of Guillermo del Toro it can’t be a total waste of time. Especially with a cast featuring Ron Perlman, Steven Yeun, and Anton Yelchin.

If you’re like me and haven’t given the show a go yet, then make sure to check out the following promos below and then make your mind up from there. You have to hand it to the series as it looks utterly stunning. Hope the actual content holds up. Only one way to find out!

“Trollhunters” is created and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro. Executive producers include Marc Guggenheim, Rodrigo Blaas, Christina Steinberg, and Chad Hammes. Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman are co-executive producers.

Voice talent for includes Kelsey Grammer (“The Simpsons,” X-Men: The Last Stand), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead”), and Anton Yelchin (Fright Night).

“Trollhunters Part 2” is now streaming on Netflix.

Synopsis:

When ordinary teenager Jim Lake, Jr., stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world – right after gym class.

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Rob Lowe Plants The Bad Seed for Lifetime

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A new version of the much beloved classic The Bad Seed will soon be sprouting up on Lifetime television as Deadline is reporting that Rob Lowe is set to direct and star in a remake of the 1956 Oscar-nominated thriller.

This latest reimagining is penned by Barbara Marshall (Wish Upon) based on a best-selling novel by William March that was adapted as a long-running Broadway play. Lowe will star as a father who seems to have everything under control. But when a terrible tragedy takes place at his daughter, Emma’s, school, he is forced to question everything he thought he knew about his beloved girl. He slowly begins to question if Emma’s exemplary behavior is just a façade and whether she played a role in the horrific incident. When more strange things begin to happen, he’s faced with keeping a terrible secret to protect Emma but ultimately must stop her from striking again.

Lowe, The Wolper Organization’s Mark Wolper (“Bates Motel,” “Roots”), and Elizabeth Stephen executive produce. Preliminary casting is under way with production eyeing an early 2018 start.

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