Tag: Stephen King

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Our Favorite Bookish Tweets This Week

It’s time for some Friday Twitterature! As one of our many weekly features, Bookstr is taking a look back at some of the best tweets from our feed this week: celebs gush over Game of Thrones, spoilers threaten Avengers fans everywhere, and Jeff Bezos wants to ship to the moon. Get ready for the weekend (as if you weren’t already right there) with these literary tweets.

 

1. This dangerous tweet from kehlani

 

 

 

2. This self-promo tweet from Flo (of the machines)

 

3. This fan-fueled praise from Stephen king

 

4. in case you wanted to cry some more

 

5. Amazon ceo’s private space company is out for delivery

 

Amazon, the company set to take over the book publishing world AND the real world, may have some new developments. FYI, Blue Origin is basically Jeff Bezos’ own private NASA. We assume he wants to colonize space or become the next man to land on the moon (or the first, depending on whether or not you believe the conspiracy theory). He mysteriously Tweeted out a date without explanation or context… so, we can assume that this is the day he finally claims our souls?

 

6. family night pro-tip: don’t watch your own sex scene

 

 

 

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Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot’ Is Coming to the Big Screen!

It may be hard to keep track of all the Stephen King adaptations being made or coming out, but let’s add another one to the list!

‘Salem’s Lot, King’s second published novel, will be remade into a new horror film. The novel tells the story of a writer who returns to his childhood home only to find out that the residents are turning into vampires.

The book will be adapted by James Wan and Gary Dauberman. Both have been involved in various ways with The Conjuring films. In addition to directing blockbuster films like Aquaman and Furious 7, Wan directed the first two Conjuring films and produced the Annabelle and The Nun spin-offs. Dauberman wrote the two Annabelle films and is set to make his directorial debut with the third film.

 

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This isn’t the first time that ’Salem’s Lot has been adapted. A miniseries based on the novel was released in 1979, with a sequel miniseries coming out in 1987. TNT released their own miniseries adaptation in 2004 with Rob Lowe starring as the main protagonist.

Are you a fan on ’Salem’s Lot?

 

 

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Hilariously Honest Book Titles: Stephen King Edition

Widely acclaimed maestro of horror Stephen King has as many jokes up his sleeve as the next guy, but we at Bookstr still think he takes the titles of his books too seriously. Why should The Stand be called The Stand if you have to sit down while you’re reading it? Who reads 500+ page novels standing up?

Find the answers to this question, and more, in this week’s edition of hilariously honest book covers, where we edit the classic cover art of famous books to better describe what readers will find inside them. Got ideas for hilariously honest book covers of your own? Send them our way, and we’ll give you a shoutout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For our take on some of the ‘Game of Thrones’ titles, click here.

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Jerome Flynn Cast in ‘Dark Tower’ TV Series

Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series has had a pretty rough road in terms of adaptation. A film franchise with a TV prequel series accompanying it was in the works, but when the 2017 film bombed at the box office, the future of the franchise was in doubt. Now, an Amazon series is in production, and a Game of Thrones fan favorite has just joined the cast.

 

Jerome Flynn, known for playing Bronn on Game of Thrones, has just been cast in the new series. He joins Sam Strike (Nightflyers) and Jasper Pääkkönen (Vikings), who have been cast as the Gunslinger and the Man In Black respectively. It is currently unknown what role Flynn will play.

 

 

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The pilot is still in the development stage and won’t go into production for a while, but it is expected to tell the Gunslinger’s origin story and follow a different path that was supposed to be established with the film.

 

Are you excited for the new Dark Tower series?

 

 

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Owen King to Adapt ‘Sleeping Beauties’ for TV

A father-son King project is now in development for television! The Stephen King renaissance continues with the adaptation of Sleeping Beauties.

 

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The original novel, a collaboration between Stephen King and his son, Owen King, asks ‘What would happen if women disappeared from the world?’

 

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In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent. And while they sleep they go to another place, a better place, where harmony prevails and conflict is rare.

One woman, the mysterious “Eve Black,” is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Eve a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Abandoned, left to their increasingly primal urges, the men divide into warring factions, some wanting to kill Eve, some to save her. Others exploit the chaos to wreak their own vengeance on new enemies. All turn to violence in a suddenly all-male world.

Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously dramatic father-son collaboration that feels particularly urgent and relevant today.

 

 

This suspense filled, horror, mystery, is now in development to being adapted into a pilot episode for its own television series. AMC is the TV network behind the newly anticipated pilot episode.

The writer for the script will be none other than Owen King himself, bringing his and his father’s work to life, and this is not his first time adapting his father’s work for television.

Recently, Owen was a producer, and according to Entertainment Weekly a writer, for CBS’ newest addition to their exclusive “All Access” content, The Stand.

Thankfully, unlike CBS and their “All Access” content that’s watchable only if you pay monthly, AMC comes with your cable, so long as you have the channel that is. Hopefully Owen and the rest of the AMC crew won’t rest until Sleeping Beauties is finished for our haunting entertainment.

 

 

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