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Upcoming Stephen King Projects

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:46 pm
by TheBaxter
as an aside to the king remakes thread, here's a list of the upcoming Stephen King-based projects. which do you think will turn out the best?

1408 - aka Ghosts in a Muthafukkin Hotel Room. Directed by Mikael Hafstrom, starring John Cusack and Samuel L Jackson.

From A Buick 8 - George Romero set to direct.

Cell - Eli Roth set to direct.

Creepshow 3 - not much info, might not even have any King involvement.

Pet Sematary (remake) - George Clooney rumoured to be developing this.

The Talisman - starring... Alex P. Keaton?!? it's been on-again, off-again, who knows?

Black House - it's on iMDB so maybe it will happen.


best news of all: not a single mention of Mick Garris in any of these
:D

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:19 pm
by tfactor
Weird - we just named the new golfcart "Travelin Jack!" I gotta read that book, but hey I've got a couple years right? :?

I just picked up Cell at a tagsale this past weekend for like $.43 and I've heard it is great (up until the ending) but I'm used to king's ending sucking so.. but now I'm thinking maybe I'll read the talisman first.

btw Peter Straub should get as much credit for The Talisman as King, but I've always thought that this was why this book wouldn't be made a movie, too many thumbs in the profit pie. guess I was wrong ... again! :roll:

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:39 pm
by Bob Samonkey
1408 was really creepy but I could not see it as a feature length movie...

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:04 pm
by Fievel
These are some quotes from Bev Vincent who wrote "The Road To The Dark Tower" regarding The Talisman and Black House movies taken from thedarktower.net. These quotes were from earlier in the year.

Of the three you list, Black House is the most likely to be made. The Talisman is dead in the water at present, and I don't think Bag of Bones ever made it into the water in the first place. Black House is in active development, though it's still in the very early stages.


I really want to see Bag Of Bones. I think it would make a decent movie.

Different groups own the film rights to The Talisman and Black House, so I don't expect the movies to bear any relationship to each other at all, assuming one or both get made.


This part sucks hard. It's like after Peter Jackson shocked and awed us with The Fellowship of the Ring, having Brett Ratner make The Two Towers and McG make Return Of The King, and then turning around and having Mick Garris make The Hobbit.

The Talisman movie is not in production. It might never be in theaters at the rate it's going. 20 years of pre-production and no casting, no decent script...


Even if Talisman or Black House are filmed, I have a really bad feeling that they will suck.... hard. Which is a shame because both books are so good in their own way.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:29 pm
by Doc Holliday
Gotta go with the movie with John Cusack in it, for exactly that reason.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:41 pm
by TheBaxter
i went with cell, because the source material is very good and it's actually got a decent director attached. from a buick 8 wasn't much of a book in my opinion. 1408 could be good, it's been a long time since i read that story though and the director isn't well known to me. but cusack and SLJ definitely give it promise (crossing back to the remake thread, if they ever do remake the shining again, they should cast SLJ in the scatman crothers role: "my grandmother and i could talk with our minds. she called it the muthafukkin shining")

creepshow 3 doesn't sound promising and the remake of pet sematary is unnecessary.

talisman and black house are still too much up-in-the-air to figure out how they'll turn out. i remember when it was sounding like they were gonna do talisman as an hbo miniseries, that would have been cool. instead, it'll probably end up as some lame tv-movie on the usa network.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:26 pm
by Fievel
Most likely horseshit..... but still enough to make a fan sigh.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:31 pm
by Chairman Kaga
Creepshow 3 has no involvement from King, Romero or Tom Savini as according to Savini when I saw him at a convention in 2005.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:33 pm
by Fievel
Creepshow 3 is from the same group of "geniuses" that made the direct to video Day of the Dead sequel (Contagium) a couple of years ago.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:24 pm
by Fawst
What, no love for The Mist?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:31 pm
by godzillasushi
While this is up, 1408 has 100% at RT right now. It has quite a few reviews and they all say the opposite of what I expected. The trailer just emitted 'bad movie' to me. I'm good at being wrong though.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:33 pm
by Chairman Kaga
The trailer makes it look predictable but I am still interested in seeing it.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:36 pm
by Dr William Weir
We like a good Stephen King here on the Event Horizon, as he often provides inspiration for our more macabre parties. Personally I'm keen on seeing how 1408 turns out, although From A Buick 8 should hopefully end up a surreal masterpiece. When King writes it's as if from the kind of nightmarish dream you have when you're ill, sickly and lurid. I wouldn't mind seeing Insomnia splurged out in all its psychotropic glory either.

Now excuse me whilst I scrub my eyeholes, it's been a while and the puss is hardening!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:22 am
by DinoDeLaurentiis
Dr William Weir wrote:I'm keen on seeing how 1408 turns out, although From A Buick 8 should hopefully end up a surreal masterpiece.


The Dino, he likes a the good Stephen King adaption, no? Like a the "Maximum Overdrive" or a the "Silver Bullet", heheheh...

Personally, I like a the "1408" the first time I saw it back when a she was a the Room 217 inna The Shining, anna the "From a Buick 8" back when a she was a called a the "Christine," no?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:24 am
by havocSchultz
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:
Personally, I like a the "1408" the first time I saw it back when a she was a the Room 217 inna The Shining,


Yeah...but this one has Sam Jackson as the naked rotting dead chick...

Oh, wait...SPOILERS!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:36 am
by Vegeta
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:
Dr William Weir wrote:I'm keen on seeing how 1408 turns out, although From A Buick 8 should hopefully end up a surreal masterpiece.


The Dino, he likes a the good Stephen King adaption, no? Like a the "Maximum Overdrive" or a the "Silver Bullet", heheheh...

Personally, I like a the "1408" the first time I saw it back when a she was a the Room 217 inna The Shining, anna the "From a Buick 8" back when a she was a called a the "Christine," no?

Agreed, even King plagarisms himself... Buick 8/Christine... The Dark Half/Secret Window

For Christ sakes, he even wrote himself into the Dark Tower books :roll:

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:52 am
by Fawst
Vegeta wrote:
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:
Dr William Weir wrote:I'm keen on seeing how 1408 turns out, although From A Buick 8 should hopefully end up a surreal masterpiece.


The Dino, he likes a the good Stephen King adaption, no? Like a the "Maximum Overdrive" or a the "Silver Bullet", heheheh...

Personally, I like a the "1408" the first time I saw it back when a she was a the Room 217 inna The Shining, anna the "From a Buick 8" back when a she was a called a the "Christine," no?

Agreed, even King plagarisms himself... Buick 8/Christine... The Dark Half/Secret Window

For Christ sakes, he even wrote himself into the Dark Tower books :roll:


*sigh*

Spoilers. Blah.

Christine was a ghost story, not an "evil car" story. The movie fucked that one up, BIG time. Buick 8 is a surreal other-dimensional story. The Shining was a haunted hotel story. As much focus as was placed on that one room, the whole fucking place was haunted, to be sure. 1408 is about a single room.

Sure you can draw comparisons, but in the end, they're totally different stories. I mean, you could say you liked The Green Mile more when it was called Shawshank Redemption, because after all, they're both prison stories :roll:

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:13 pm
by DinoDeLaurentiis
Fawst wrote:Christine was a ghost story, not an "evil car" story. The movie fucked that one up, BIG time. Buick 8 is a surreal other-dimensional story. The Shining was a haunted hotel story. As much focus as was placed on that one room, the whole fucking place was haunted, to be sure. 1408 is about a single room.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:17 pm
by Fawst
If only that image loaded for me here at work... :(

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:49 pm
by DanielSan
Fawst wrote:*sigh*

Spoilers. Blah.

Christine was a ghost story, not an "evil car" story. The movie fucked that one up, BIG time. Buick 8 is a surreal other-dimensional story. The Shining was a haunted hotel story. As much focus as was placed on that one room, the whole fucking place was haunted, to be sure. 1408 is about a single room.

Sure you can draw comparisons, but in the end, they're totally different stories. I mean, you could say you liked The Green Mile more when it was called Shawshank Redemption, because after all, they're both prison stories :roll:


I agree one jillion percent. All very different stories.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:02 pm
by psychedelic
I'm surprised only one other person mentioned this.

What about The Mist!!!!!?????

It's shooting right now with Frank Darabont at the helm. If there's a probable winner coming up, it's this one. The Mist is in my SK Top 5. I'll be sure to re-read it before seeing the movie. If you haven't read it, run to your copy of Skeleton Crew or Dark Forces right now.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:00 pm
by Vegeta
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:
Fawst wrote:Christine was a ghost story, not an "evil car" story. The movie fucked that one up, BIG time. Buick 8 is a surreal other-dimensional story. The Shining was a haunted hotel story. As much focus as was placed on that one room, the whole fucking place was haunted, to be sure. 1408 is about a single room.


Image


BWHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

IPAMPILASH! :lol:

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:04 pm
by Fawst
psychedelic, ask me how thrilled I am that I just found a copy of Skeleton Crew when I was unpacking some of my fiancee's stuff in our new apartment :D I've been dying to read this story, gonna start it tonight after work.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:34 pm
by Chairman Kaga
Is the Mist due out this year or 2008?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:59 pm
by Fievel
IMDB has The Mist coming out on November 21 of this year. I just re-read it recently myself as it had been a while. Now I really can't wait to see Darabondt's version. Should be awesome.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:54 pm
by Maui
I'd have to go with 1408 due to the Cusack factor.

Many of King's movies have been utter messes, others really superb.

The Shining, Cujo, Christine and Misery are among my favourites.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:50 pm
by Dr William Weir
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:
Dr William Weir wrote:I'm keen on seeing how 1408 turns out, although From A Buick 8 should hopefully end up a surreal masterpiece.


The Dino, he likes a the good Stephen King adaption, no? Like a the "Maximum Overdrive" or a the "Silver Bullet", heheheh...

Personally, I like a the "1408" the first time I saw it back when a she was a the Room 217 inna The Shining, anna the "From a Buick 8" back when a she was a called a the "Christine," no?


There's nothing more enjoyable than watching the can/man interface at the beginning of Maximum Overdrive. One feels it is a bit of an underrated classic of 80's bad horror!

Ah, I see your point, but there's a substantial difference between the cars in Christine and Buick. The use of a demonic car might be similar, but the dreamlike juxtaposition of the lifelike every day element coupled with the surreal nature of the car in Buick 8 is rather grand. Besides, anyone who has read FAB8 knows that there's no possession involved...

... it's got a lot in common with myself, actually.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:21 pm
by Fievel
And the Buick in FAB8 (love the acronym!) was left by a Low Man, which makes it a Dark Tower story. No comparison at all to Christine.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:54 am
by DinoDeLaurentiis
Maui wrote:Many of King's movies have been utter messes, others really superb.


Yes, yes... exactly a the Dino's point, eh?

Maui wrote:The Shining, Cujo, Christine and Misery are among my favourites.


D'OH!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:10 am
by Fievel
Fievel wrote:Most likely horseshit..... but still enough to make a fan sigh.

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Apparently Stephen King's assistant posted something that exposed the charade. Now there is nothing there. I knew it was fake, but it made me hope that there is something happening somewhere to get these films made.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:19 am
by Fawst
There is. Abrams and co. bought the option. It's better than nothing.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:36 am
by Fievel
Fawst wrote:There is. Abrams and co. bought the option. It's better than nothing.


Sort of. Spielberg has held the rights to The Talisman since 1984, and it's just now being made. If Dark Tower films will ever be made, I hope it's sooner than 2030.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:43 am
by Fawst
It's hopeless hope for me. The option to Wheel of Time has been sold many times by Jordan, and what has that gotten us? Nada.

I think the main difference here is that Dark Tower would make an incredible mini/maxi-series, and those guys have the chops to pull it off. They are passionate about the material, whereas Spielberg is passionate about many things, but easily distracted (I'm looking at YOU, Mr. Abraham Lincoln!).

Then again... Abrams has a scary habit of starting something without seeing it through to the end. He left Alias to work on Lost, and he has since left Lost to do the M:I3, and ... whatever new show he's working on.

I'm gonna talk myself out of hope in a minute...

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:24 pm
by Fievel
So Insomniais getting the big screen production.



I'm really not sure how I feel about that. That's a pretty heavily Dark Tower-related story. Granted, the way it's laid out in the book - it doesn't mention anything without really explaining the basics of it (except for Patrick's picture of Roland - "hims a king, too!"). I'd really love to see them keep the DT stuff in there, but I have a baaaad feeling that they'll pull another Hearts In Atlantis and remove or change the Dark Tower material.
Other than that, I find it an odd book to make a movie out of.

Edit - Also, might the scene where the plane crashes into the Civic Center be a little "too soon" for 9/11? I have no opinion either way, but some people other than Uwe Boll might think so.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:38 pm
by Fievel
Frank Darabont just can't stop adapting Stephen King projects!!

Actually, it's a story by Richard Bachman.....

I have the book, but haven't read this one.
Off I go to read "The Long Walk".

PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:09 am
by Fievel
How Does This Hack Keep Getting Work!?!?!?!?

Masters of Horror creator, and seasoned director of Stephen King adaptations, Mick Garris (Riding the Bullet, The Stand) is about to embark on a big screen version of King's '98 novel Bag of Bones.

In speaking to Fangoria Radio recently, Garris tells magazine editor Tony Timpone that it appears pal Joe Dante will helm Thirst - a remake of the Aussie vamp flick we were the first to tell you about here. Garris originally set out to direct that picture. "Bones," however, has been on Garris' to-do pile for some time and will take priority.

King's novel tells of Mike Noonan, a novelist grieving over the death of his wife who settles into their summer home, becomes embroiled in some nasty drama with a nasty local millionaire and falls privy to a series of hauntings.

Garris is attached as producer on Tobe Hooper's From a Buick 8.



I really dig the book Bag Of Bones. The thought of Mick Garris having anything to do with this turns my stomach. Everything this guy has filmed looks like it was shot in 1981 as a Made For TV movie with next to nothing for a budget.
Crud.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:20 am
by Fawst
Aw, FUCK ME! I refuse to see it. I have had in my head, for YEARS, scenes completely realized for a film version, right down to music cues. Fucker.

Christ, that just sucks.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:45 am
by Chairman Kaga
I don't get the Garris hate. I mean the Stand wasn't amazing but it was damn near as good as it could be as a TV miniseries in '94. Riding the Bullet was actually really well done though an odd choice for an adaptation in the first place.

Fawst wrote:Christine was a ghost story, not an "evil car" story.

Since when? It was a "demonic" possession/obsession story.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:09 am
by Fievel
Chairman Kaga wrote:I don't get the Garris hate. I mean the Stand wasn't amazing but it was damn near as good as it could be as a TV miniseries in '94. Riding the Bullet was actually really well done though an odd choice for an adaptation in the first place.


My best example for my hate is the man's work itself. Watch The Stand (1994) and then watch Desperation (2006). They look like they could have been filmed back-to-back. That's good if your name is Jackson and you're filming Tolkien. Not so good if you're Garris doing King.

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 2:03 am
by Fievel
Bag Of Bones to film in Michigan

If I wouldn't be so tempted to fling poop at Garris and yell "You Suck!!!", I might be tempted to drive up there.

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 5:00 am
by Tyrone_Shoelaces
Shit, depending on who's in it I might drive down there to check it out. Any poop-flinging may or may not get blamed on Fievel.

Re: Upcoming Stephen King Projects

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:04 pm
by Fievel
Exclusive: Mick Garris Talks Adapting Stephen King's Bag of Bones for Television

"Bag of Bones is something we tried to do as a feature for two or three years," Garris tells us, "but the way features are now, if it's not about teenagers or a sequel or a remake, forget it. We wanted to do something much more adult and passionate than studios are making now. It's a ghost story for grown-ups. Television is the only place you can do that."


No you fucking pathetic Hack-of-all-Hacks. Television is the only place you can produce such epic pieces of shit as you have and somehow get away with it.
1408? No teenagers, sequels, or remakes.
The Mist? No teenagers (other than the one that was killed early), sequels, or remakes.
Misery? No teenagers, sequels, or remakes.
The Shawshank Redemption? No teenagers, sequels, or remakes.
The Green Mile? No teenagers, sequels, or remakes.

Every single Stephen King property he has had a hand in is horrible. They just LOOK horrible. Then you get to the script and subsequent performances - also horrible.
The likely reality is that no studio will back his destined-to-suck projects.
Fuck I wish Garris would just retire and become a Wal-Mart greeter. But he's likely find a way to botch that as well.

Re: Upcoming Stephen King Projects

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:13 pm
by so sorry
Didn't he work on The Stand?

I thought that was pretty good (besides the terrible effects at the end).

Re: Upcoming Stephen King Projects

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:18 pm
by TonyWilson
When did you last see it, SS? I loved it at the time but it's rrrreally not aged well at all, imo.

Re: Upcoming Stephen King Projects

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:19 pm
by Al Shut
so sorry wrote:Didn't he work on The Stand?

I thought that was pretty good (besides the terrible effects at the end).



I was about to say something similar

but apart from The Stand Fievel is pretty much right


edit_ it's been a long while since I lat saw it

Re: Upcoming Stephen King Projects

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:28 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
gotta go with Fievel on this one, The Stand has really aged poorly. I re-watched it a year or so ago. And it's not just the effects.

EDIT: Or, alternatively, go with Tony as he was the one who actually said that... :oops:

Re: Upcoming Stephen King Projects

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:36 pm
by so sorry
TonyWilson wrote:When did you last see it, SS? I loved it at the time but it's rrrreally not aged well at all, imo.



Oh hell I don't know... 5-6 years ago? Maybe longer? It definetly had a made for TV vibe (acting, effects and what not).

Re: Upcoming Stephen King Projects

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:41 pm
by Al Shut
It starts with 'don't fear the reaper', how bad can it be?

the thing I remember the most are the opening credits, how good can it be?

Re: Upcoming Stephen King Projects

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:43 pm
by TheBaxter
the mention of Mick Garris' name is scarier than anything stephen king has ever written

Re: Upcoming Stephen King Projects

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 2:15 pm
by Tyrone_Shoelaces
For some reason I envision Garris living in a cardboard box in some hidden corner of King's property and every so often tipping over the garbage cans looking for new pages to turn into terrible movies.