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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Director to Direct Stephen King’s ‘The Talisman’

Stephen King fans, rejoice! The Talisman according to Collider is being adapted to a film. The Talisman, written by Stephen King and Peter Straub, tells the tale of twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer, a boy given the power to flip from one reality into another, finding himself in a world much like our own with a few notable differences. Using this power, he has to go on an epic quest to save his dying mother, befriending a werewolf, dealing with a boarding school of nightmares, and fighting against the villainous Morgan Sloat. Similar in tone to The Dark TowerThe Talisman is a fantastic read and one of King’s best novels.


Jack Sawyer stands before the novels main antagonist two different selves: Morgan Sloat/Morgan of Orrin
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Mike Barker, who has directed numerous episodes of The Handmaid’s Taleis slated as the director for the adaptation. Barker also had credits in Outlander, Fargo, and Broadchurch. Veteran scriptwriter Chris Spalding is slated to write the movie, a daunting task for such a dense book that we hope he accomplishes well. It remains to be seen what shape the story will take but we, for one, can’t wait to see! In the meantime, find the original novel and give it another read. We’ll keep our ears peeled for further news on this exciting adaptation!



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Cats Musical - Leaping Cats

‘Cats’ Film Set to Take the Place of ‘Wicked’ Holiday Air Date!

It seems that Wicked won’t be flying high to the movies anytime soon! Production is being pushed back with the release date now to be announced. In its place, Universal Pictures and Working Title Films are releasing Cats, the adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical from 1981.



Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman / Image Via: Angela Weiss/Getty Images North America)


Lyricist and Composer Stephen Schwartz, who worked on Wicked the musical, revealed that production is currently in the process of working on the screenplay. Schwartz also revealed that he is working on the film with Winnie Holzman, who wrote the book for the stage musical. Though far from its completion, at least we know the production is in good hands.


The Cats production on the other hand seems to be well on its way. Not only is there a star-studded cast revealed with Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Sir Ian McKellen, and James Corden, but award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor was also hired to coach the cast into catlike movement! Andrew Lloyd Webber himself is also part of the production! With filming scheduled to start this November, it’s no wonder the air date was moved up!



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So yes, we have to wait a little longer for the Witch of the West to defy gravity on the big screen, but hopefully that means Hollywood is taking the right time and creative effort to work its own magic! Until then, we can look forward to the cats of the Jellicle Tribe pouncing into theaters instead on December 20th 2019.




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Who Will Star Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women,’ Emma Watson or Emma Stone?

Both are amazing actresses, but there’s only one will star in the latest cinematic version of Louisa May Alcott’s class Little Women, directed by Greta Gerwig.



According to Bollywoodlife, Emma Watson is in talks with director Greta Gerwig and the team to join in the production of Little Women, replacing  Emma Stone who, according to Variety, is unable to commit to Little Women due to her promotional tour for The Favourite.




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The new production of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women has become a hot issue since the news was released. There are three main reasons it is generating so much talk:


  1. Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women is an American classic and a work of feminist consciousness. The story revolves around four sisters living in New England during the Civil War and how they embody love, independence, and caring at this troubled time. It has been adapted into films and TV series many times.
  2. Greta Gerwig, the director of the film, made Lady Bird (2017) which received several nominations in 90th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress.
  3. The cast is amazing! It includes Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet, Florence Pugh, as well as either Stone or Watson.




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Who will star in the movie, do you think?



Well, no matter who ends up taking the role (I’m a big fan of the two!), I’m excited about the debut. The resource mentioned that the Little Women production is expected to start next month and the roles are still being worked out, according to Bollywoodlife.




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The ‘Exorcist’ TV Creator to Write Script for Stephen King’s ‘Tommyknockers’

Do you recognize this creature in the featured image? Well, as long as you’re Stephen King fans, you must know it comes from a long-buried alien spacecraft in The Tommyknockers (1987).




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Though King himself once said that “The Tommyknockers is an awful book,” the story is still appealing. Set in the small town of Haven, Maine, the fiction is about a long-buried alien spacecraft trying to transform all the people on Earth into their kind via an invisible gas. Gard, an alcoholic poet who is central in the story, appears to be immune to the ship’s effects because of the steel plate in his head, a souvenir of a teenage skiing accident. Without warning, Gard then become the only source of hope on the planet fighting against the alien army. In 1993, the novel was adapted into a two-part mini TV series on ABC with the same name, which received positive feedbacks. In 2013, NBC said they would reboot it, but we’ve heard nothing since then.




Tommyknockers: TV series in 1993 | Image via dramaqueen


Well, watch out, Earth folks! The green alien army is coming back on the big screen soon! According to Entertainment Weekly, Jeremy Slater, the creator of Fox’s The Exorcist TV series, is announcing a new project of making a film version of The Tommyknockers. Here’s what he said on Twitter:







In addition to Slater’s screenwriting, the film will be produced by James Wen and Michael Clear, the filmmakers of The Nun and Annabelle: Creation, and Roy Lee, the one who did the remake of King’s It.



With this team of spooks, how can you not be excited about the production!



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Adam Nevill’s ‘The Ritual’ Is the Netflix Adaptation You Shouldn’t Miss

Damp rainy days agitate people, I know. How do I make myself more comfortable, you ask? Well, unlike most people who would go to comedy shows for some relief, I prefer to watch a spooky film to make all my nerves feel reorganized.


Here’s my most recent “ritual” to get through the rainy week - The Ritual 




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Adapted from contemporary English writer of supernatural horror Adam Nevill’s The Ritual, the film tells a story about the reunion of a group of college friends planning a trip to the Swedish mountains to commemorate their friend Robert who died in a robbery accident. However, without warning, they end up deep within not the natural forests, but their darkest nightmares. Some unexplained things and forces come to the four, one by one. Are they born in this ancient forest? Or are they coming somewhere for someone…?





I think it’s better to be spooky spooky rather than dampy dampy! What do you think?

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