Category Archives: Stephen King

The Dark Tower: The Art of The Film By Daniel Wallace

This deluxe, illustrated official companion to the Dark Tower movie—based on Stephen King’s bestselling seven volume series—explores the art and creation of this extraordinary film, starring Idris Elba as The Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as his nemesis, The Man in Black.

A gorgeous celebration of the art and creation of the Dark Tower movie, The Making of the Dark Tower by Daniel Wallace includes interviews with actors and the director, the costume designer, and the set designer. From revealing how casting found the stars and the photography team scouted key locations, thoughts on where the Dark Tower can go from here, the book is organized into five parts.

Part I: The Path to the Tower discusses the origins of the saga and its thematic and cultural influences. 

Part II: The Gunslinger and the Man in Black profiles the two characters as two opposing forces. 

Part III: Mid-World is a journey through the bizarre wasteland of interdimensional detritus that is Mid-World. 

Part IV: Keystone World might be our Earth, but the Keystone World of the Dark Tower universe is also rocked by quakes and stretched thin by interdimensional stress. 

Part V: The Dark Tower is the wrap-up section collecting insights from the film’s major players, sharing their favorite memories and looking back on the journey that led them to this point.

Over three decades ago Stephen King introduced readers to Roland Deschain, the last Gunslinger. In 2003 King wrote the last of seven novels in the Dark Tower series. Now fans of the book and of the movie will welcome this big, beautiful, full-color book that they’ll need for their collections.

The 208 page hardcover will be published on July 25, 2017 and can be ordered HERE.

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Stephen King Made A Frightening Proposal With Gwendy’s Button Box: Write A Story With Him

One should never take candy from strangers. Especially if it comes in a container that may have apocalyptic powers.

In Gwendy’s Button Box, the new novella from authors Stephen King and Richard Chizmar, that’s the premise: A heavy-set young girl meets a strange man in a black bowler hat who has a gift for her. She doesn’t know what to do with the buttons and levers on his fancy, peculiar wooden box, but the candy it distributes brings her happiness far beyond a brief sugar rush. It makes her stronger. More confident. More beautiful and brave.

But the buttons … those have a much darker purpose. This is a gift fraught with both responsibility and menace. That’s how Chizmar, the publisher of Cemetery Dance magazine and a renowned horror author in his own right, felt when King invited him to collaborate on the story, which hits store shelves Tuesday.

“We were emailing in early January and he mentioned offhandedly a story he’d started some time over the summer, and he just couldn’t finish it,” Chizmar tells EW. “As I often do, if he mentions a new story, I always say, ‘Well hey, send it to me if you want. I’d love to read it.’ I didn’t expect anything to come of it. But the next evening a file titled Gwendy showed up, and the body of the email read: ‘Do whatever you want with it.’”

Read the entire Entertainment Weekly article HERE.

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Dates And Cities For Stephen & Owen King’s Sleeping Beauties Book Tour Announced

Dates and cities for Stephen and Owen King’s Sleeping Beauties book tour were announced today.

The novel which will be released on September 26, 2017 is described as follows:

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… The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

Tour Dates:

More info coming, so please bookmark THIS PAGE.

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Gerald Winters And Sons Has 2 Rare Lettered Copies of Stephen King’s The Plant

The Plant was an original Stephen King story printed in letterpress on imported Italian Fabriano Ingres paper by the Stinehour Press of Lunenburg, Vermont, and published privately by Philtrum Press – Stephen King’s publishing house. It was created by trusted friend and designer – Michael Alpert.

200 signed and numbered copies were distributed among friends on the King family Christmas card list in 1982, 1983 and 1985. 26 Lettered copies (A – Z) were reserved for familial presentation. These were never offered for sale and is very rare. The Plant was never completed.

Gerald Winters And Sons in Bangor, Maine is offering The Plant: Part One – Letter “C” and Part Three – Letter “G” to you today. To make it fair for collectors who may be trying to put together a full set, he will allow each copy to be purchased individually, or as a set if you so choose.

If you are interested in purchasing this book, Winters welcomes interested parties to email him at gw@geraldwinters.com with their highest offer before Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 12:00pm EST. Customers need to be registered at GW and Son website (www.geraldwinters.com) with their address on file.

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Watch The IT Sneak Peek From The MTV Movie & TV Awards

New Line Cinema has revealed a new IT sneak peek at the MTV Movie & TV Awards featuring new footage from the Stephen King adaptation.

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

IT stars Bill Skarsgard (Allegiant, TV’s Hemlock Grove) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip), Sophia Lillis (37), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming Cops and Robbers), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween) and Nicholas Hamilton (Captain Fantastic).

Andrés Muschietti (Mama) directed IT from a screenplay by Chase Palmer & Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman, based on the novel by King. Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti are the producers, with Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Walter Hamada, Marty P. Ewing, Doug Davison and Jon Silk serving as executive producers.

Slated for release on September 8, 2017, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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Watch The New The Mist Trailer

Here is a sneak peek at some of the horrors and destruction that lies inside The Mist.

Based on a story by Stephen King, Spike’s The Mist centers around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world and, in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down. The Mist stars Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Dan Butler, Isiah Washington, Jr. and Frances Conroy.

Premieres Thursday, June 22nd on Spike.

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Stephen King Themed Art Show To Open At Gallery 1988 On May 5, 2017

2017 will be a banner year for Stephen King!

The remake of IT and The Dark Tower will be arriving in theaters to the cheers of countless fans! Castle Rock, a new Hulu limited series from J.J. Abrams sounds incredibly exciting. The Mist will be a series on Spike and Gerald’s Game will stream on Netflix. Mr. Mercedes is slated to appear on AT&T Audience.

This month the prolific author will release the short novel, Gwendy’s Button Box co-written with Richard Chizmar and later this fall readers will spend sleepless nights devouring Sleeping Beauties co written with King’s son, Owen.

Celebrating 40+ years of Stephen King’s books, movies and television programs, Gallery 1988 will host a “KING” art show on May 5, 2017 at 7 PM. The show will be on display until May 27th.

Participating Artists:

Adam Augustyn
Aica
Alice Meichi Li
Andrew DeGraff
Ania Tomicka
Anna Tillett
Anthony Garcia
Ashton Gallagher
Austin Gilmore
Barry Blankenship
Beau Berkley
Belinda Rodriguez
Bennett Slater
Brendon Flynn
Brett Crawford
Brian Methe
Bryan Brinkman
Carla Wyzgala
Carlos and Ernesto East “The Beast Brothers”
castlepop
César Cervantes
Chet Phillips
Joel Hunter of Half Hazard Press
Cindy Scaife
Corey Reifinger
Cory Benhatzel
Craig Church
Cuddly Rigor Mortis
Cuyler Smith
Dale Malott
Dan Litzinger
Dan Mumford
Dan Shearn
Dave Pryor
Dave Quiggle
David Vordtriede
Dominique Byron
Doug LaRocca
Dustin Lincoln
eleni
Elisa Wikey
Emilee Bandita
Emily Lubanko
Evan Yarbrough
Felix Tindall
Fiona McCall
Geoff Trapp
Harmony Deimling
Heather Perry
Irma Rivera
Jacob Stack
Jared Circusbear
Jason Chalker
Jason Hernandez
Jeffrey Everett / Rockets are Red
JellyKoe
Jeremy Berkley
Jesse Riggle
Jessica Rather
Joey Spiotto
Joey Stupor
John DeLucca
John Rozum
Jonah Nimoy
Joshua Budich
Joshua Gilbert
Justine “Steen” Pulles
Kelly McKernan
Kevin Tiernan
Kiersten Essenpreis / Half Shut
Lana Crooks
Lawrence Yang
Laz Marquez
Liam Atkin
Lou Pimentel
LPIII
Maegan Iamjan
Maggie Ivy
Mallory Hart
Mark Borgions
Mark Chilcott
Martina D’Anastasio
Matthew Lineham
Mauricio Abril
Megan Ellis
Michael Vincent Bramley
Michael Stiles
Michelle Tuttle
Mike Biggs
Mike Lucido
Mike Maas
Miranda Dressler
Nan Lawson
Nathan Anderson
Nick Comparone
Oh Sew Nerdy
Oliver Akuin
Punching Pandas
Remie
Rhys Cooper
Ridge
Robert Bowen
Robert Page
Saint Angel Productions
Scott Balmer
Scott Buoncristiano
Scott Derby
Seth Lucas
Shane Lewis
Sherri Rogers
ShinYeon Moon
Stacey Bates
Stephen Andrade
Steve Casino
Steve Dressler
Steve Mardo
Steven Luros Holliday
SUPER SECRET FUN CLUB
Tatu
Taylor Blue
Taylor Rose
Todd Spence
Toddbot (Todd Webb)
Tomi Monstre
Tony Meddelin
Winston Tsang
Zack Wallenfang

Check out some sneak peeks from the gallery show below.

 

 

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The Gunslinger Trailer Is Finally Here!

The first trailer for Columbia Pictures and MRC’s The Dark Tower has finally arrived!

Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is the most ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors. Now the story comes to the big screen starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as Walter O’Dim (AKA Randall Flagg, The Man in Black, in the novels). The film is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair).

Elba and McConaughey are joined in The Dark Tower by Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers, Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Neon Demon) as Tirana, and Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) as Pimli, the right hand man of Randall Flagg. The film also features Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, A Nightmare on Elm Street), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) and Claudia Kiim (Avengers: Age of Ultron).

The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum.  It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.

The Dark Tower is coming to theaters on August 4, 2017.

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Cemetery Dance Publications Announces Sleeping Beauties (Special Edition) By Stephen King & Owen King

Cemetery Dance Publications is very pleased to announce their Deluxe Special Limited Edition of Stephen King and Owen King’s collaborative novel, Sleeping Beauties.

In this spectacular father/son collaboration, the authors tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? 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… The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?

Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

The exclusive Cemetery Dance Special Limited Edition will be published in three states, all of them printed in two colors and bound in fine materials, and there will be no second printings.

The manuscript for this epic novel was more than 800 pages, so this will be one of the largest books CD has ever published. This will be a HUGE book in more ways than one considering it is also the first novel ever co-written by Stephen King and Owen King! We recommend you do not wait to place your order because we suspect most of the copies will be reserved in record time.

Special Features Exclusive to the Collector’s Edition:

– Deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two color interior printing
– Printed on a heavy interior specialty acid-free paper stock that is much thicker than the paper in a normal trade edition
– Featuring two colors of hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Deluxe bindings for all editions with colored head and tail bands
– Custom-made slipcase for the Gift Edition, custom-made traycase for the Signed Limited Edition, and hand-made traycase for the Deluxe Lettered Edition
– Epic wrap-around full color dust jacket artwork by Jana Heidersdorf
– A different full-color dust jacket for Signed Limited Edition
– Six to Eight full-color interior paintings by Jana Heidersdorf printed on a high-quality glossy stock and tipped into the book
– High-quality endpapers for all editions
– Full-color signature sheets in the signed editions
– Extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the print run of the trade hardcover edition from Scribner — and you will NOT find this edition in chain bookstores!

Published in three states:

Slipcased Oversized Hardcover Gift Edition of only 1,750 illustrated copies printed in two colors with two-color hot foil stamping, a fine binding, and housed in a custom-made slipcase exclusive to this edition ($125)

Traycased Oversized Hardcover Signed Limited Edition of only 850 illustrated copies printed in two colors with two-color hot foil stamping, a satin ribbon page marker and embossed endpapers, signed by Stephen King, Owen King, and Jana Heidersdorf, and housed in a custom-made traycase exclusive to this edition ($475)

Oversized Signed Hardcover Lettered Edition of only 52 illustrated copies printed in two colors and bound in two different fine materials with gilded page edges, imported endpapers, a satin ribbon page marker, signed by Stephen King, Owen King, and Jana Heidersdorf, and protected in a hand-made deluxe box ($2,500)

Pre-order the book HERE!

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Stephen King’s The Dead Zone Audiobook Read By James Franco

Stephen King’s classic novel The Dead Zone is now available as an audiobook edition for the first time. Read by Oscar nominated actor, James Franco, the new audiobook offers a fresh look back at one of Stephen’s most notorious tales.

When Johnny Smith was six years old, head trauma caused by a bad ice-skating accident left him with a nasty bruise on his forehead and, from time to time, those hunches . . . infrequent but accurate snippets of things to come. But it isn’t until Johnny’s a grown man—-now having survived a horrifying auto injury that plunged him into a coma lasting four-and-a-half years—-that his special abilities really push to the fore. Johnny Smith has come back from the void with an extraordinary gift that becomes his life’s curse . . . presenting visions of what was and what will be for both the innocent and guilty alike. But when he encounters a ruthlessly ambitious and amoral man who promises a terrifying fate for all humanity, Johnny must find a way to prevent a harrowing predestination from becoming reality…

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