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Morgan Freeman Presents The Literary Service Award To Stephen King At PEN America’s Literary Gala

Stephen King was presented the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award on May 22, 2018

The beloved author received his prize Tuesday night from Morgan Freeman, who starred in the film adaptation of King’s “The Shawshank Redemption.” 

King was praised by PEN, the literary and human rights organization, as an advocate for literacy and free expression. PEN’s annual fundraising gala was held at the American Museum of Natural History, where attendees included novelist Margaret Atwood, actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and PEN president Jennifer Egan.

Watch the presentation below.

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Stephen King On “The Outsider” & Where He Gets His Story Ideas

Stephen King, the “King of Horror,” has published more than 50 best-selling titles over the past 44 years. His latest, “The Outsider,” explores the idea of being in two places at the same time. 

King joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss what sparked the idea for his new novel and the themes he explores in it.

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Read Stephen King’s New Short Story, Laurie

Stephen King has written a new short story, “Laurie,” which is available now as a free download exclusively on stephenking.com. 

Read the story HERE.

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Funko IT Pop! Movies Pennywise In Gutter Vinyl Figure Hot Topic Exclusive

Georgie and Pennywise are floating, and you’ll float, too. This creepy scene from Stephen King’s IT comes to life in Pop! form with a super stylized and ultra collectible makeover from Funko in a special Movie Moments series. 

Only available at Hot Topic!

Order HERE for $32.50.

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Watch The New Castle Rock Teaser Trailer

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.

Produced by J.J. Abrams, Castle Rock centers on Henry Deaver (Andre Holland), an attorney who returns to the haunted Maine town to represent a prisoner (played by IT actor Bill Skarsgård) locked up in King’s favorite fictional prison, Shawshank. Castle Rock also stars Chosen Jacobs, who played Mike Hanlon in last year’s blockbuster King adaptation IT. The cast also includes Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy, Scott Glenn, Sissy Spacek and Terry O’Quinn.

Castle Rock debuts July 25 on Hulu.

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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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The Nocturnal Reader’s Box 2018 Stephen King Box

The Nocturnal Reader’s Box announces the 2018 KING Box which features a new special edition of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot. The book features exclusive art and will only be available at the The Nocturnal Reader’s Box site, not at stores. Also included is a shirt/tote bag and an enamel pin.

The price is $75 – $80 depending on which option you choose. The box will ship mid June to July.

Click HERE to order.

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Mr. Mercedes Season Two Set To Premiere On AT&T Audience Network On August 22

After the highly-acclaimed first season, AT&T Audience Network‘s Mr. Mercedes has finally had its second season release announced for August 22.

Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, the first season followed a retired detective, Bill Hodges, haunted by the case of a killer, Brady Hartsfield, who murdered 16 people in a stolen Mercedes and who remains undiscovered two years later, only for the killer to reemerge and begin taunting the detective, leading the two to engage in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Mr. Mercedes Season Two takes place a year after Hartsfield’s thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio. Since the incident, Hartsfield has been hospitalized in a vegetative state. Hodges has done his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency. But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges is haunted by the feeling that Brady is somehow responsible.

The original cast, including Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) as Hodges, Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Hartsfield, are all set to return for the 10-episode second season along with newcomers Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Tessa Ferrer (Grey’s Anatomy) and Maximiliano Hernandez (Sicario) set to make their debuts.

The second season is set to adapt all three novels of the Bill Hodges trilogy, including Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch.

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Glen Orbik Three Print Set: Now Available For Pre-Order From Suntup Editions

For the first time since launching The Covers Collection, Suntup Editions is releasing three prints this month. Glen Orbik created three beautiful cover paintings that appeared on the Stephen King novels published by Hard Case Crime.

With the assistance and endorsement of co-designer Laurel Blechman, and Hard Case Crime publisher Charles Ardai, Suntup Editions is delighted to offer these prints of the cover art from The Colorado Kid, Joyland, and Joyland: The Illustrated Edition.

Featuring a facsimile signature, and available in print and poster format. These three prints are being sold as a set, and have been specially priced at $175 for the small set ($140 for subscribers), and $335 for the large set ($268 for subscribers). 

Click HERE for the details.

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You Are A True Stephen King Fan If You Can Spot All of The References In This Inspired Print

Stephen King is having a hell of a year…two novels The Outsider and Elevation are due to hit book stores (wait are there still bookstores?), Castle Rock will be madly binged on Hulu and fans are clamoring to find out who will star in IT – Part 2.

The 70 year old Maine author is unstoppable and has kept his “Constant Readers” awake at night under the covers with a book and flashlight for over 40 years. The prolific author has created memorable characters such as Pennywise, the dancing clown, Christine the vengeful Plymouth Fury, stoic Roland the Gunslinger, deranged Annie Wilkes. These and countless others have appeared in books, film and television.

What if we could have a reunion with all of Stephen King’s characters for a “twisted family photo”?  Well, Los Angeles based artist Jordan Monsell has done one better and created a print entitled “King Country” that features over 170 different King characters, references and easter eggs.

I consider myself a longtime Stephen King fan and I couldn’t get all of the clues. Fortunately Jordan provided a key to help.

Monsell was influenced by the art of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel in creating the highly detailed whimsical image which will be available as 16 x 20 inch prints at Table 97 at Monsterpalooza, taking place April 13-15 at the Pasadena Convention Center in California.  Additional copies will go on sale at a later date.

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