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Funko Dark Tower Pop! Movies Figures

Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is headed to the big screen this summer. The Gunslinger and the Man in Black will both be available as Pop!s.

Pop! Movies: The Dark Tower – The Gunslinger

Pop! Movies: The Dark Tower – Man in Black

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Stephen King’s Creepshow Graphic Novel To Be Re-Released On May 9, 2017

Creepshow, the graphic novel adaptation of the classic horror anthology film written by Stephen King, with art by Bernie Wrightson will be back in print!

The graphic novel adaptation based on the 1982 horror anthology and cult classic film directed by George Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead)—and featuring stunning illustrations by the legendary Bernie Wrightson and cover art by the acclaimed Jack Kamen will be released on May 9, 2017.

A harrowing and darkly humorous tribute to the controversial and influential horror comics of the 1950s, Creepshow presents five sinsister stories from the #1 New York Times bestselling author—“Father’s Day,” “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill,” “Something to Tide You Over,” “The Crate,” and “They’re Creeping Up on You”…unforgettable tales of terror to haunt your days and nights!

You can pre-order your copy HERE.

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You’ll Flip For The New Poster For The Dark Tower

The first poster for Columbia Pictures and MRC’s The Dark Tower has hit the werb! Make sure you download The Dark Tower poster in the gallery below and also flip it around to see Matthew McConaughey’s The Man in Black and more mysterious characters. In fact, the buildings even form the outline of the Dark Tower itself.

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 as 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 July 28, 2017.

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The Dark Tower Portfolio Signed Limited Edition

This portfolio is the culmination of over two years of thoughtful design and layout for wraparound paintings of each Dark Tower novel. This is part of The New Stephen King Cover Series and the Overlook Connection has gone one step further to give these paintings a one-time lithograph production, signed by artist Glenn Chadbourne and author Robin Furth, and housed in a unique hard-board, gate-fold, slipcase, with foil stamping. This is truly one of the most beautiful productions they’ve ever produced.

Original text lithograph by Robin Furth, “In the Service of the King: My Journey to the Dark Tower” is her personal story of how she first began working with Stephen King on The Dark Tower novel series and as an author of the original Dark Tower comic book series, almost two decades ago, Robin Furth is also a consultant on The Dark Tower film being released in the summer of 2017.

Features ten, full color lithographs based on the novel of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower:

1. The Gunslinger
2. The Drawing of the Three
3. The Wastelands
4. Wizard in Glass
5. Wolves of the Calla
6. Song of Susannah
7. The Dark Tower
8. The Wind Through the Keyhole
9. Mid-World, The Gunslinger, and The Dark Tower – Original Painting – Exclusive to this set. Signed / numbered
10. ”In the Service of the King: My Journey to the Dark Tower” by Robin Furth – Signed / numbered

Each color lithograph measures 12.75 x 19 inches on heavy acid-free, board stock. Oversized foil stamped case on black Skytogen, measures 14 x 20.

Order HERE from The Overlook Connection Press for $125. Only 1,000 signed sets were created.

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Sleeping Beauties By Stephen King & Owen King To Be Released On September 26, 2017

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Stephen King is publishing a supernatural suspense novel with his son Owen – the first time the pair have collaborated.

Sleeping Beauties asks the question: “What would happen if all the women abandoned the world?”

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.

The widely anticipated 720 page novel will be published on September 26, 2017.

Owen King’s first novel, Double Feature was published with Scribner in March 2013. He is Stephen King’s youngest son and the brother of Joe Hill, who most recently authored the literary thriller The Fireman.

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Bev Vincent Interviews Stephen King & Richard Chizmar About Their New Project

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Constant Readers the world over are rejoicing over the news that Stephen King is returning to Castle Rock, the small town he created, nurtured and nearly destroyed in works such as The Dead Zone, The Dark Half and Needful Things.

Joining him as co-writer of the new novella “Gwendy’s Button Box” is Cemetery Dance founder and publisher Richard Chizmar, fresh off his successful short story collection A Long December. The two authors answered a few questions from Bev Vincent about their highly anticipated collaboration. Read the interview HERE.

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The Eyes of the Dragon Art Portfolio To Be Published As A Signed Limited Edition Featuring Illustrations By David Palladini From The Novel By Stephen King

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Suntup Editions, publisher of finely crafted limited editions, is publishing a signed limited edition art portfolio featuring twenty-four illustrations by artist David Palladini.

The illustrations appeared in the Viking trade edition of the The Eyes of the Dragon, a novel by Stephen King. Originally written for Stephen King’s daughter Naomi, the book is a work of fantasy. Artist David Palladini was commissioned to create a series of illustrations for the book.

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The portfolio is published in two editions, both of which are signed by David Palladini: a numbered edition of three hundred copies, measuring 10” x 15ó” and a lettered edition of twenty-six copies, measuring 12”x 18”. Both editions include twenty-two black & white illustrations and two color illustrations. An afterword written exclusively for this edition by David Palladini is letterpress printed and included in both editions. A previously unpublished drawing and a reproduction of the only extant copy of the Viking Title page illustration, hand-colored by David Palladini, are also included in both editions. The artwork is housed in a custom clamshell box. The papers and materials used in these editions are environmentally responsible, acid free and archival. The lettered edition includes a signed limited photogravure print which has been hand-pulled on Somerset Velvet 100% cotton mould made paper with deckled edges from St. Cuthbert’s Mill, England.

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There has never been an official portfolio of the illustrations from the Viking edition of The Eyes of the Dragon until now. The publication of this portfolio marks the 30th anniversary of the original Viking publication of the book. Publication will coincide with the release of the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s best-selling epic, The Dark Tower. Two characters from The Eyes of the Dragon have a brief cameo appearance in The Drawing of the Three, the second book in the Dark Tower series, and the novel is set in the Kingdom of Delain, a location that is mentioned in the Dark Tower series a number of times.

Publication is scheduled for Summer 2017 and will be available for pre-order in March. Numbered edition publication price: $295. Lettered edition publication price: $795.

Suntup Editions publishes fine press limited editions of art, fiction and poetry. The mission of the press is to collaborate with some of today’s leading writers, artists, designers, printers and bookmakers to create superbly crafted books, portfolios and fine art prints.

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For more information please click HERE.

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Gwendy’s Button Box, A New Castle Rock Novella From Stephen King & Richard Chizmar To Be Released In May

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Cemetery Dance Publications, the world’s leading publisher of collectible horror and suspense books, has just announced Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar, an original, never-before-published novella that marks a return to King’s fabled town of Castle Rock, Maine, and the first-ever collaboration between these two long-time friends and award-winning authors. The Cemetery Dance hardcover and eBook will be published in May.

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“It was a pleasure to work with Rich Chizmar one-on-one after all these years,” Stephen King said. “I had a story I couldn’t finish, and he showed me the way home with style and panache. It was a good time, and I think readers will have a good time reading it. If they are left with questions, and maybe have a few arguments, all the better.”

“Steve and I have corresponded about books and movies and life for twenty years now,” said Richard Chizmar, author of the acclaimed short story collection A Long December and the driving force behind the StephenKingRevisited.com website. “I’m a huge admirer of both his work and the man himself. Writing Gwendy’s Button Box with Steve was truly a dream come true for me.”

“Steve sent me the first chunk of a short story,” Chizmar explained. “I added quite a bit and sent it back to him. He did a pass, then bounced it back to me for another pass. Then, we did the same thing all over again – one more draft each. Next thing you know, we had a full-length novella on our hands. We took a free hand in rewriting each other and adding new ideas and characters. The whole process took about a month.”

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Here’s some detail on the story:

“There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside.

At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day charity game.

One day, a stranger calls to Gwendy: ‘Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me.’

On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat, like for a suit, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat…”

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Cemetery Dance will publish the hardcover for Gwendy’s Button Box in May. Until then, here’s a full look at the jacket. You can pre-order the book HERE.

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Book Details & pricing:

– Published as a trade hardcover edition
– Authors: Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
– Artists: Ben Baldwin (Cover) and Keith Minnion (Interiors)
- Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in cloth with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
– Featuring one of the lowest print runs for a brand new Stephen King book in many years
– Page Count: 175
– Publication date: May 30, 2017

Choose Your Edition:

– Trade Hardcover ($25)
– Trade Hardcover signed by Richard Chizmar ($25)
– Trade Hardcover with Custom Slipcase ($49.95)
– Trade Hardcover signed by Richard Chizmar with Custom Slipcase ($49.95)

Please note that there will be a signed Limited Edition and signed Lettered Edition of this title announced by Lonely Road Books soon.

– Limited Edition (350) signed by Stephen King & Richard Chizmar
– Lettered Edition (52) signed by Stephen King & Richard Chizmar

The Limited & Lettered Editions will have a 7 X 10 trim size with some additional artwork including a full-color gatefold painting of Castle Rock.

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Dark Tower Fan Art Contest

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Share your love for The Dark Tower! Enter your fan art using #DarkTowerMovie #DTFanArtContest on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for a chance to win!

The Dark Tower Fan Art Contest promotes the upcoming motion picture The Dark Tower based on the novels by Stephen King.

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After nearly a decade of anticipation,The Dark Tower motion picture is set for release on July 28, 2017.

Starring Idris Elba (Pacific Rim) as Roland Deschain and Oscar Winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Man in Black, the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s magnum opus begins with The Gunslinger.

Described as a “sequel” to the original series of novels,The Dark Tower will take the monumental series in new directions that have been fully approved by Stephen King.

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The contest is open only to legal residents of 50 U.S. & DC, 13 years old or older and each Entrant may enter up to three original Fan Art entries per each day during the Contest Period. The Contest is sponsored by Columbia Tristar Marketing Group.

Official Rules  (PDF)

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Watch The Castle Rock Teaser From Stephen King & J.J. Abrams

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Bad Robot Productions released a cryptic teaser trailer for a new Hulu original series that reteams J.J. Abrams and Stephen King called Castle Rock.

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The Bad Robot Twitter account posted a photo featuring Abrams’ stationary bearing a handwritten note that included a YouTube link, which leads to this Castle Rock teaser.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Castle Rock will be a Hulu anthology series that brings together the characters and themes of King’s works that involve Castle Rock. If multiple seasons are made, the show will center on different groups of characters each season while also introducing elements from prior seasons.

Castle Rock is the name of a fictional location in Maine that has been the site of a number of King’s stories, including The Dead Zone and Cujo, and also referenced in a number of other King stories like It and Pet Semetary. The trailer itself also makes references to a number of other King works, including The Shawshank Redemption, Misery, The Shining, and more, so it remains unclear how far-reaching Castle Rock will be in its connections to King’s novels and short stories.

Bad Robot’s photo, in addition to the YouTube link, also included the mysterious sentence, “What is the hoax in the forest?”

No other details, including a release date, have been revealed so far, though King himself tweeted that “J.J. Abrams and I want to invite you to take a trip to Castle Rock. Soon. Be afraid.”

King and Abrams previously collaborated on the Hulu adaptation of King’s novel 11/22/63.

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Here is what we know so far:

What:

Castle Rock is a 10-episode drama from writers and exec producers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason (Manhattan). It’s described as an ongoing series, though sources say that it’s more of an anthology that will weave together characters and themes from King’s novels featuring the mysterious Castle Rock location. Each season, sources say, will follow a different set of characters and storylines while interjecting themes and specific characters from previous seasons.

Logline:

Here’s how Hulu describes the series: “A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.

Production team:

Castle Rock is based on characters and situations created by King. Shaw and Thomason developed the project for television and executive produce alongside Abrams and Bad Robot Productions’ Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer. The series is from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Cast: 

No castings have been announced yet.

Context:

Castle Rock reteams Abrams and King with Hulu and Warner Bros. Television following the streaming service’s limited series 11.22.63, which starred James Franco. It’s Abrams’ latest TV series and joins HBO’s Westworld.

When:

A premiere date/time period is unclear. Production will begin this year.

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