Kingamania is running wild, brother, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down! It’s wonderful to see Stephen King’s work getting so much attention lately with the mega successful IT adaptation opening the door to even more onscreen horrors to come. Recently King sat down with Vulture to talk about what’s next.
When asked about new versions of The Stand which have garnered the interest of directors like Ben Affleck and Josh Boone, and even the possibility of a VR adaptation of Insomnia, King had the following to say.
“You just never know until it’s gonna happen, but the VR thing is still percolating away. I don’t think it’s dead or anything like that, although I haven’t heard about it lately. There’s talk about another thing, an animated feature, but I can’t tell you anything further — it’s a secret. That looks like it might happen. There’s talk about doing The Stand as an extended TV series, possibly for Showtime or CBS All Access, and there’s been some interest in developing Salem’s Lot as a feature, probably because people are saying, ‘Well, we took an old miniseries called It and turned it into a phenomenon, so maybe we can do it with something else.’ Nothing succeeds like excess!”
Another version of Salem’s Lot? That didn’t work so well the last time back in 2004 under the direction of Mikael Salomon, but hey, try try again, right? We’ll keep our ears to the ground. As for that secret thing… oh, Stephen! You’re such a tease! Bless your black little heart!