While there are moments in The Institute that would give you similarly dark vibes, this work serves as another example of a strong point that his new works have been striving towards making: not just to instill fear in the reader, but also to provide the tools to help combat it...
Following the huge success of the movie IT and the excitement for the upcoming Pet Semetary, Stephen King’s The Stand is being adapted as a TV mini-series. The Stand will include approximately ten episodes and will be available on CBS all access.
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The Stand will be directed by Josh Boone, who is huge fan of King.. When asked about the work in progress he stated:
“I wrote King a cameo as himself in my first film and have been working to bring The Stand to the screen for five years. I’ve found incredible partners in CBS All Access and Ben Cavell.”
Ben Cavell who is working with Boone will be executive producing and writing the script. Boone goes onto describe a touching moment from his childhood, after his parents had burned his copy of the The Stand.
“I read The Stand under my bed when I was twelve, and my Baptist parents burned it in our fireplace upon discovery. Incensed, I stole my Dad’s FedEx account number and mailed King a letter professing my love for his work. Several weeks later, I came home to find a box had arrived from Maine, and inside were several books, each inscribed with a beautiful note from God Himself, who encouraged me in my writing and thanked me for being a fan. My parents, genuinely moved by King’s kindness and generosity, lifted the ban on his books that very day.”
The Stand is set during the apocalypse, when a super-virus that leaked from a lab wipes out most of the population, leaving the survivors to decide between what is good and what is evil, plunging them into not only a battle for survival, but also a battle of morals.
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King expressed his own excitement for the new series:
“I’m excited and so very pleased that The Stand is going to have a new life on this exciting new platform. The people involved are men and women who know exactly what they’re doing; the scripts are dynamite. The result bids to be something memorable and thrilling. I believe it will take viewers away to a world they hope will never happen.”
King’s spine-chilling work always delivers and we will be looking out for this one!
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Stephen King’s has a way with words that can cause us to shriek in fear, our skin to crawl, and probably sleep with the lights on. With numerous adaptations under his belt with films such as IT and Netflix’s Gerald’s Game, King’s stories do not disappoint and the recent trailer reboot for Pet Sematary is nothing short from terrifying!
The 1983 novel has been revived through Paramount Pictures and is set for release in spring of 2019. The story follows a family attempting to get acquainted with their new home, who discover a mysterious cemetery deep in the woods. The father, Louis Creed played by Jason Clarke, accompanied by his wife Rachel, and their two children move from Boston to a rural neighborhood in Maine. When Louis turns to Jud Crandall played by John Lithgow, as an odd elderly neighbor things seem to only get creepier as it becomes the catalyst for nightmarish events that ensue within the story.
The latest Pet Sematary trailer has King fans excited for the new remake of this spooky tale. And who could forget the memorable line “Sometimes dead is better.”
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