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Barbara And Andy Muschietti Producing An Adaptation of Stephen King’s Roadwork

An adaptation of Roadwork by Stephen King will be produced by IT director Andy Muschietti and his partner/sister Barbara Muschietti. 

The short novel by Richard Bachman was first published in 1981 and then later collected with other stories in 1985’s The Bachman Books. A few years later it was revealed that Bachman was a pseudonym of Stephen King.

Book jacket photos of Richard Bachman and Stephen King

The book’s official description reads, “It’s all coming to an end for Barton Dawes. The city’s Highway 784 extension is in the process of being constructed right across town and inexorably through every aspect of Bart’s existence—whether it’s about to barrel over the laundry plant where he makes a living, or soon to smash through the very home where he makes a life. But as a result, something’s been happening inside Bart’s head that a heartless local bureaucracy isn’t prepared for—a complete and irrevocable burnout of the mental circuit breaker that keeps a mild-mannered person from turning to violent means. As the wheels of progress and a demolition crew continue unabated throughout Bart’s neighborhood, he’s not about to give everything up without a fight. As a matter of fact, he’s ready and waiting to ignite an explosive confrontation with the legislative forces gathered against him.”

Argentine director Pablo Trapero is slated to helm the project. “It’s a fantastic script,” Barbara revealed to Radio Cantilo. “We hope to start shooting at the beginning of next year.”

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Suntup Editions Announces The Covers Collection Regulators Print By Chris Moore

Suntup Editions has announced The Regulators by artist Chris Moore as their latest addition to The Covers Collection.

This beautifully detailed artwork graced the cover of the 1st U.K. edition of The Regulators by Richard Bachman, the “evil twin” pseudonym of Stephen King. Originally published in 1996 at the same time as its “mirror” novel, Desperation, the two stories portray parallel universes with the same cast of characters set in different circumstances.

After the original of this piece was sent to the publisher, it was never returned to artist Chris Moore and has been considered lost for many years. Since there was no original art to scan, Chris suggested that he repaint the entire piece from scratch. Now, you can enjoy The Regulators cover art presented here for the first time without text as a fine art giclée print.

Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 3 Artist and 3 Publisher copies.
– Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
– Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
– Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.

Release Date: November 1, 2018
Available for Pre-Order: October 15, 2018

Large Size: 18″ x 24″
Small Size: 11″ x 17″

Click HERE to order the print.

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Stephen King’s The Long Walk In Development At New Line

After scaring up over $700 million with last year’s IT, New Line Cinema is diving back into Stephen King’s library of literary horrors with an adaptation of The Long Walk.

The novel was originally written around 1966-67 but not published until 1979 under King’s pseudonym Richard Bachman. The story follows a group of teenage contestants in dystopian future America who must journey in a non-stop, grueling competition where they are forced to walk under certain rules and restrictions until one is left standing.

New Line is teaming up with screenwriter James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man) to pen the adaptation and also produce. Vanderbilt also recently wrote and directed the 2015 drama Truth. The big-screen rights were initially held for years by Frank Darabont, who is well-known for bringing previous King works to life, including The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist. Longtime The Long Walk fan Vanderbilt had coveted the project for years, even writing a version on spec, until the Darabont rights finally lapsed and he rushed to take it on.

Bradley Fischer and William Sherak will produce alongside Vanderbilt via their company Mythology Entertainment. The production company currently has three upcoming horror projects set to release this year, including Slender Man that is set to hit theaters August 24, The House with a Clock in Its Walls releasing September 21, and the Suspiria remake set for a fall release.

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Suntup Editions Roadwork Print Now Available For Pre-Order

Suntup Editions has been so eager to release this print, and they are pleased it is finally seeing the light of day. Roadwork is one of Paul Suntup’s most favorite Stephen King novels, and the artist who created this cover back in 1981 was Darrel Millsap, a brilliant illustrator who also created many fine art paintings in his career that are truly stunning. 

Suntup Editions would like to thank Jim Orr for tracking down Darrel’s daughter Michelle Millsap Kinley, who was kind enough to allow the creation of these gorgeous prints of her late father’s iconic cover art. The print includes the artist’s facsimile signature.

Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 5 Artist Proofs and 5 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
– Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
– Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
– Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.

Large Size: 18″ x 24″ = $125
Small Size: 12″ x 18″ = $65

Available for Pre-Order: February 1, 2018

Publication Date: March 1, 2018

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Roadwork, A Novel By Stephen King Now Available As A Trade Paperback

Only Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, can imagine the horror of a good and angry man who fights back against bureaucracy when it threatens to destroy his vitality, home, and memories. “Under any name King mesmerizes the reader” (Chicago Sun-Times).

“I listened to myself. But people talk a different language inside.”

It’s all coming to an end for Barton Dawes. The city’s Highway 784 extension is in the process of being constructed right across town and inexorably through every aspect of Bart’s existence—whether it’s about to barrel over the laundry plant where he makes a living, or soon to smash through the very home where he makes a life. But as a result, something’s been happening inside Bart’s head that a heartless local bureaucracy isn’t prepared for—a complete and irrevocable burnout of the mental circuit breaker that keeps a mild-mannered person from turning to violent means. As the wheels of progress and a demolition crew continue unabated throughout Bart’s neighborhood, he’s not about to give everything up without a fight. As a matter of fact, he’s ready and waiting to ignite an explosive confrontation with the legislative forces gathered against him….

The 416 page trade paperback is available now and can be ordered HERE.

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PS Publishing To Release Special Slipcased Anniversary Editions of Stephen King’s Thinner & Skeleton Crew In The Spring of 2014

Next year (spring and late winter respectively), PS Publishing will release special slipcased Anniversary editions of Stephen King’s Thinner (originally published under the by-line of Richard Bachman) and Skeleton Crew.

Stepping up to the plate for artwork chores on Thinner is Les Edwards while multiple Jack Kirby Award-winning comic book artist Stephen R. Bissette is already going hell-for-leather on color spreads for Skeleton Crew plus art-headers for each story. 

The publisher is planning on including Pete Von Sholly’s storyboards for Frank Darabont’s movie adaptation of The Mist. 

Future updates regarding these two books will include: the details of introductions, afterwords, signatures, etc.

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