Tag: Stephen King

‘It: Chapter 2’ Might Be In Some Big Trouble…

With the second trailer debuting last week to a great reception , it would seem that things couldn’t get any better for the sequel to the second adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, but you know what they say: what goes up must come down.

 

Stephen King's 'It'
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Alas, this is only the second time Stephen King’s gigantic book has been adapted. Previously, the book was adapted in a two-part miniseries that debuted on television screen in 1990.

 

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This version, infamous for staring Tim Curry and a young Seth Green, became synonymous with the novel until the new film  came out in 2017. However, Frank Konigsbergand Larry Sanitsky were running Telepictures in the early 1980s when they had acquired the rights to the Stephen King novel. Konigsberg and Saitsky developed the miniseries from beginning to the end of pre-production, only leaving after Telepictures merged with Lorimar. Despite the merger, they retained company credit on the miniseries.

Konigsberg died in 2016 at the age of eighty-three, but Sanitsky, sixty-seven, is still alive. He might not be doing so well, however, since he is suing Warner Brothers.

As per Variety, Sanitsky is claiming the studio breached his contract by making the film adaptations, IT and IT: Chapter Two, without him.

The suite alleges two things. 1) Warner Brothers never consulted Sanitsky or Konigsberg about either film, and 2)  Warner Brothers stopped forking over profit statements for the miniseries back in 1995.

For the record, Warner Brothers issued its first participation statement since then in March, saying they owed the two $1 million. Santisky says that number is significantly understated, given that they are entitled to 10% of net profits of any remake, which the suit alleges would tally up to tens of millions of dollars.

 

2017's Pennywise

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For the record, It was met with widespread critical and audience acclaim, boasting a a critical census of 85% with an average rating of 7.24 out of 10 on Rotten Tomatoes, and was a massive commercial success with a worldwide gross of $700 million.

While IT: Chapter 2 has yet to make it to theaters, it’s expected to make a ton of money once its release in September. Sanitsky intends to get paid or take Warner Bros. to court, through his and Konigsberg’s partnership’s corporate entities. They are represented by Dale Kinsella of Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump and Aldisert.

In the meanwhile, Sanitsky now working on a film adaptation of Stephen King’s Tommyknockers, which he and Kongisberg also produced a TV adaptation of. As for Pennywise…

 

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…he will dance his way into theaters this September 6th .

 

Watch the trailer below!

 

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Chilling New Trailer For ‘IT: Chapter 2’ Released

Comic-Con is upon us, and with it comes a host of news from some of our favorite franchises, including a particular horror sequel with a very creepy clown.

 

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The latest trailer for IT: Chapter 2 has been released. Based on the second half on Stephen King’s novel, it follows the grown-up versions of The Losers Club as they return to their hometown of Derry, Maine to confront the demonic being known as “IT” and stop him from terrorizing more children.

 

Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader are among the cast of grown-up Losers, with Bill Skarsgard reprising his role as Pennywise, the evil clown that eats children every twenty-seven years.

 

Watch the new trailer here:

 

 

 

A new poster was also revealed:

 

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Are you excited for the return of Pennywise?

 

 

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The Face App Results on Your 7 Favorite Authors Are Hilarious

Here at Bookstr, we’re fans of scientific research. Today our constant quest for knowledge has led us to discovering what our favorite authors look like aged, gender-swapped, young, bald, or moustachioed using Face App.

 

Among my favorites are J. K. Rowling’s very Jeremy Corbyn-esque male self, Stephen King’s can-I-speak-to-the-manager female self, and Ursula K. Le Guin’s Zack-and-or-Cody child self.

 

Enjoy!

 

J. K. Rowling

 

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Stephen King

 

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Haruki Murakami

 

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John Green

 

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Virginia Woolf

 

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George R. R. Martin

 

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Ursula K. Le Guin

 

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8 Really Strange Facts About Famous Authors

This may just be me, but when I read books I don’t usually dig deep into who the author is, like finding out their background or upbringing. But it is always fascinating to see who or what inspires great authors to write such profound pieces. So as I started to research some famous authors, I came across some odd facts about them; things I never would have expected to see. Often times, we think we know authors based on the literature they produce, but behind their names on the covers of their books lie some peculiar circumstances. These are some of the most interesting and/or unexpected ones I’ve come across!

 

1. Stephen King has triskaidekaphobia

 

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The famed horror writer Stephen King has what is known as triskaidekaphobia, which is the irrational fear of number thirteen. In fact, he’s so terrified of it that he wouldn’t pause reading or writing if he’s on page thirteen or it’s multiples until he reaches a number deemed safe for him. Ironic, considering his fiction is known to consist of some horribly disturbing aspects, none of which are a mere number. “The number thirteen never fails to trace that old icy finger up and down my spine.” he said. “When I’m reading, I won’t stop on page 94, 193, or 382, since the sums of these three numbers add up to thirteen”.

 

2. J.R.R Tolkien loved pranks.

 

 

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The legendary author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy was known to be a ruthless prankster. He actually once dressed as an axe-wielding Anglo-Saxon warrior and chased his neighbor. Quite a disturbing sense of humor.

Also, J.R.R. Tolkien opposed holding Catholic mass in English, to the extent that whenever the priests spoke the liturgy in English, he would loudly respond in Latin.

 

3. Dan Brown was a pop singer. 

 

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The author known for writing the Da Vinci Code, used to be a pop singer. He had once written a song about phone sex.

 

4. Edgar Allan Poe… where do we even start?

 

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Edgar Allan Poe, king of the mystery story was also a very disturbed and conspicuous man. As a matter of fact, Poe became assistant editor of The Southern Literary Messenger in August 1835, but he was fired only within a few weeks for being drunk on the job. He returned to his home of Baltimore, where he got a license to marry his first cousin Virginia on September 22nd, 1835. He was twenty-six years old at the time, while she was only thirteen. Also, no one knows how he died, but theories abound, including suicide, murder, cholera, hypoglycemia, rabies, syphilis, and the flu.

 

5. William S. Burroughs shot his wife. 

 

 

Burroughs, the author of Naked Lunch, shot his wife in the head during a drunken attempt at playing William Tell. He had also once chopped the top part of his finger to give to his ex-boyfriend, but he instead presented it to his psychiatrist. He was then admitted to a private clinic.

 

 

6. Charles Dickens spent a lot of time in morgues.

 

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Most famous for writing A Christmas CarolOliver Twist, and David Copperfield, among many others, Dickens was so intrigued by dead bodies that he would spend a lot of his time at the Paris Morgue.

 

7. Maya Angelou was the first black woman to work as a cable car conductor in San Francisco.

 

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As a teenager, Maya Angelou won a scholarship to study dance and drama but dropped out for a time when she was sixteen to become a cable car conductor.  She told Oprah Winfrey that she “saw women on the street cars with their little changer belts. They had caps with bibs on them and form-fitting jackets. I loved their uniforms. I said that is the job I want.” She was the first black woman to hold the position. She also spoke six languages.

 

8. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle believed in fairies.

 

 

The legendary author of the Sherlock Holmes books was tricked by two young school girls into believing that fairies actually exist. I don’t think I need to explain how ironic this is. The Cottingley Fairies became famous, after the girls claimed to have taken photographs of themselves with fairies. Conan Doyle used the photos in an article about fairies for .The Strand Magazine. Doyle was very spiritual, and thought the photos to be undeniable evidence of the existence of fairies.

 

 

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Marilyn Manson Cast in Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’

The dark prince of industrial metal has announced he will be acting in the upcoming mini-series based on Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel The Stand.

 

 

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Marilyn Manson will be been busy on tour this summer, but not busy enough to neglecr his acting career. While interviewing with music and culture magazine Revolver, he not only discussed the “Twins Of Evil” tour, but also revealed his part in the adapted mini-series.

 

[Country rocker Shooter Jennings] and I also did a cover of “The End” by the Doors, for a new miniseries of The Stand by Stephen King, which I’m also going to be acting in. I think that sort of kick-started our process for the album, and started us exploring different things.

 

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The article continues focusing on the tour and Manson’s music and experience. Sadly, Manson’s role is unknown, though it won’t be the first time the singer, songwriter, and producer, has acted before.

 

Marilyn Manson has had roles in a number of television series such as Eastbound & DownOnce Upon A Time, and more recently Sons Of Anarchy. Manson has also done a great deal of work on the soundtracks for television as well as films – e.g., Luther, Preacher, The Matrix, and John Wick. For The Stand, it looks as though Manson will be combining his acting with helping to make the soundtrack.

 

 

 

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