From NME:

Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) will direct Overlook Hotel - the Warner Bros prequel to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. 

The 1980 horror classic, based on the novel by Stephen King, starred Jack Nicholson in one of his most memorable roles. Taking an axe to Shelley Duvall's bathroom door he utters the immortal line: "Here's Johnny!"

Romanek has previous in the suspense genre having directed Robin Williams in 2002 creep fest One Hour Photo. According to Variety, screenplay duties will fall to Glenn Mazarra (The Walking Dead).

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King has revealed the cover of the third issue of The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three - The Prisoner comic book.  Looks like Henry and Eddie at the Mansion in Dutch Hill to me.

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Books to Benefit is publishing a special edition in several states for the 10th Anniversary of Faithful:

Faithful: The 10th Anniversary Special Edition is the debut title from Books to Benefit, a new specialty press that works directly with bestselling authors to publish collectible Limited Edition books to raise funds and awareness for good causes.

A minimum of thirty percent of the retail price from this special edition will be donated to The Haven Foundation and to organizations that promote cancer care and research. The Haven Foundation gives financial assistance to provide temporary support needed to safeguard and sustain the careers of established freelance artists. The authors also support cancer care and research organizations such as The Jimmy Fund in Boston, Massachusetts. You can learn how to donate to The Haven Foundation on their website and you can donate to The Jimmy Fund via their website.

You can purchase it HERE from Cemetery Dance and HERE from Overlook Connection.

Its available in 2 states, a gift edition for $85 USD and a signed traycased limited for $225 USD.  The signed limited is only signed by Stewart O'Nan.

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Cemetery Dance Publications has announced Detours, an anthology featuring Steve King, Owen King, Dean Koontz, Ray Bradbury and more.

Featuring Stephen King, William Peter Blatty, Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Kelley Armstrong, Michael Koryta, David Morrell, Michael Marshall and Michael Marshall Smith, Chet Williamson, Poppy Z. Brite, Stewart O'Nan, and Owen King!

Featuring artwork by Mark Edward Geyer, Donn Albright, Erin S. Wells, Glenn Chadbourne, Will Renfro, Jill Bauman, Chris Odgers, Steve Gilberts, Alex McVey, and Keith Minnion!

Detours
edited by Brian James Freeman

Cover artwork by Tomislav Tikulin

Important Note for Collectors:
Both editions are signed by the editor and the artists, and there are no other editions planned at this time.

About the Book:
Every now and then your favorite author takes a detour while writing a new novel: a chapter gets chopped, a connected short story is dreamed up, an essay about the book's origins is composed, or an oddity is created on a day off.

Collected here together for the first time are detours by Stephen King, William Peter Blatty, Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Kelley Armstrong, Michael Koryta, David Morrell, Michael Marshall and Michael Marshall Smith, Chet Williamson, Poppy Z. Brite, Stewart O'Nan, and Owen King.

Join these bestselling authors as they share the other works they wrote while they were writing the books you already know and love.

Table of Contents:
"Introduction" by Brian James Freeman
"Memory" by Stephen King
"When I was Twenty-four and Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" by Dean Koontz
"Peter and PTR: Two Deleted Prefaces and an Introduction" by Peter Straub
"An Abandoned Fragment" by Ray Bradbury
"The Hunt" by Kelley Armstrong
"Winter Takes All" by Michael Koryta
"Dead Image" by David Morrell
"The Curious Odyssey of James Deacon (AKA James Dean)"/ "Where Darkness is the Only Light" by David Morrell
"Spares: The Missing First Chapter" by Michael Marshall Smith
"The Straw Men: Excerpt from Ch. 29, First Draft" by Michael Marshall
"Ash Wednesday: The Missing Chapter" by Chet Williamson
"Lost Chapter From the First Draft of Lost Souls" by Poppy Z. Brite
"The Ghost Ship: An Unfinished Manuscript" by Stewart O'Nan
"If There Were Demons Then Perhaps There Were Angels: William Peter Blatty's Own Story of The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty
"The Curator" by Owen King
"A Night's Work" by Clive Barker

 

Published in two states:
• Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of just 1000 copies signed by the editor and the artists, bound in full-cloth, and Smyth sewn ($50)
• Deluxe Lettered Edition of just 52 copies signed by the editor and the artists, bound in leather, Smyth sewn with a satin ribbon page marker, and featuring a full color frontispiece ($300)

Memory by King is a story that was originally published in the "summer reading" issue of Tin House magazine (#28) in July 2006. It is similar to the first chapter of Duma Key. It was republished as an annex to Blaze by Richard Bachman 

 

You can pre-order either edition HERE.

 

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King is releasing a new short story in the August edition of Esquire Magazine.  It's called That Bus Is Another World.  It's 3 pages long and on page 60.

Ms. Mod from the SKMB had this to say about it:

I didn’t know that one had been sold and was going to be published in Esquire. grrrrrrr I’ve read it although he’d only titled it “That Bus” at the time. Steve wrote it not long after we got back from Europe as he got the inspiration as we were heading into Paris from the airport. Traffic was heavy and we were stopped next to a bus. He shared with us the idea of something (bad) happening on the bus being witnessed by a person in a vehicle next to it and what they would do about it came to him and voila, a new story! At the time I told him in this day and age, it would probably show up on Facebook within 5 minutes because most likely someone would be taking a video with their cell phone.

Image source is HERE.

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Cemetery Dance is publishing special editions of Carrie later this year.  Artist Tomislav Tikulin has been hard at work on exclusive color paintings for this edition.

Below are the wrap around covers for the Gift Edition and the Numbered Artist Edition as well as the first of the interior art.

Thanks to Brian James Freeman for posting.

You can order the books HERE from Cemetery Dance.

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From the Moderator of the SK message board:

I don't know about Afterlife but have been able to confirm that because it will be a fall release, "Bad Little Kid" will be part of the new collection. There was an exclusive for the French and German publishers for that but it will expire in June 2015.

The collection of stories will release in the fall 2015.  

Saw this on Lilja's Library first.

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The Speaking Ring

From ComicBookMovie.com:

Conceptual illustrator, Gregory Hill ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2"), has updated his website with concept art that he created for Universal's cancelled film adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower, which Ron Howard ("Rush") was set to direct.

Over the years there have been several attempts to adapt Stephen King's epic Dark Tower series for the big and small screen. The closest attempt, and the most ambitious attempt, was Ron Howard's adaptation, with Universal set to produce. Howard planned to make three movies, but there also be a television mini-series in between each film. The financial risk became too much for Universal to bare, so they passed. Howard then took it to Warner Bros. but they too passed due to financial concerns. Last year, Howard said he is still hoping to move forward with the project but would keep mum until there was more concrete news to report. The screenplay was written by Akiva Goldsman ("A Beautiful Mind") and it would've been produced by Brian Grazer, Goldsman and Stephen King.

There's some more details HERE.

Check out the gallery below.  Some amazing stuff.  Some video fly-thru's of Tull also below.

From the Hollywood Reporter:

Lifetime is getting into the Stephen King business.

Maria Bello will star in the original TV movie Big Driver, based on the novella from King's 2010 collection Full Dark, No Stars, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Olympia Dukakis, Joan Jett and Will Harris also star in the revenge tale adaptation, expected to premiere this fall. Big Driver marks the first collaboration between King and the A+E Networks-owned female-skewing cable network.

In Big Driver, Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book signing engagement. Prompted to take a shortcut at the suggestion of the event’s planner, Ramona, Tess sets out to return to her house. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, leaving her stranded.

Relieved when another driver (Harris) stops and offers assistance, Tess quickly discovers that her savior is actually her assailant, a serial killer who repeatedly assaults her. Left for dead in a drainage pipe to rot with the bodies of his other victims, Tess escapes and makes her way safely home. With her fragile mind beginning to unravel, she is determined to find her rapist and seek revenge, as payback is the only thing holding her together.

Production begins in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this summer.

Read more HERE.

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