Stephen King On How To Properly Adapt His Books & Which Project Went Entirely Off The Rails

From “Carrie” to “IT” — works so nice filmmakers made them twice — many of our favorite movies originated from the pages of Stephen King novels. But not all filmed versions of his prose were created equal, particularly in the author’s eyes. King famously hates Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation of his novel “The Shining,” calling it “a big, beautiful Cadillac with no engine inside it.”

So what makes a good King adaptation?

Since “Mr. Mercedes,” based on a King trilogy, started streaming on Peacock this month, The Washington Post spoke to the prolific author about how to make a good version of his books, whether he has any say in the content and which show just got it completely wrong.

Read the interview HERE.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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