My friend Mondo and I have started a new podcast about the Dark Tower called The Beam Cast. We plan to discuss the Dark Tower novels and then the movie. Check it out.
Episode 0 is the introduction to the show, we're working out the details.
From Lilja's Library:
On the Charleston stop on the End of Watch tour King mentioned how he and his son Owen have collaborated on a book set in a women’s prison in West Virginia. A first draft of that work has been finished which means we probably won’t see it until the fall of 2017 at the earliest. No info on what kind of book it is but the title will be Sleeping Beauties.
King just posted this picture on his Twitter account.
Oscar-nominated actor Jackie Earle Haley is set for a key villainous regular role opposite Peter Serafinowicz in the Amazon pilot The Tick, a new take on Ben Edlund‘s comic book character with an all-new cast. Additionally, he is in negotiations for a co-starring role opposite Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in The Dark Tower.
The Dark Tower, co-written and directed by Nikolej Arcel, is based on the Stephen King novels, with Akiva Goldman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins producing. Haley will play Sayre, a menacing humanoid who is the vampire leader and kowtows to no one.
Spike TV has greenlit “The Mist,” ordering 10 hourlong episodes of the series based on Stephen King’s classic horror novella, Variety has learned.
The series goes into production this summer, and is slated for a 2017 debut.
The Viacom-owned cabler ordered a pilot for “The Mist” this February, though after hearing the pitch for the full series, upped the order to series, before producing the pilot.
TWC-Dimension Television will produce the series, which tells a harrowing story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town and creates immense havoc. Christian Torpe, who is repped by ICM, will serve as exec producer.
After more than a decade of rumors, scripts, starts and stops, Sony made a big announcementTuesday evening (April 12) — Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” had finally rolled cameras. Over the years, the beloved 1982 – 2012 series of books had gained a reputation as visionary, thrilling … and quite possibly unfilmable.
Needless to say, fans of the series are excited to finally see the film version being made, with Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba in the lead roles and Nikolaj Arcel directing. If you need help understanding why, read on for 5 talented Hollywood power players who have struggled mightily in a battle almost as epic as the books themselves.