John Cusack and Samuel L Jackson, together again. Both actors are great, and it’s odd to think about them working together, but they have indeed worked before in the acclaimed Stephen King adaptation 1408.
Today is a day many horror fans have been dreading for a long time: The release date of the remake of Carrie. We at TGD are not fans of the endless conveyor belt of horror remakes, and we absolutely put Carrie in the category of, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
As a little kid growing up in the ‘70’s, I can remember seeing TV commercials for Stephen King’s novels, when he was starting to become “a brand.” You bought a Stephen King novel, you knew what you were going to get.
Several years back, The Dark Tower was in development at Universal with Ron Howard directing, and this adaptation of the Stephen King fantasy series was quite ambitious. It was going to be three movies, and a TV series that was going to fill in the gaps between films, but Universal eventually passed on it, because it was too financially risky. (This was also during the period the studio was losing its ass on Battleship.)
With Sleepy Hollow, Revolution, and Under the Dome, horror and sci-fi genre TV is really hot right now, and it’s great to see genre shows going strong on the small screen. Dome, the TV adaptation of the Stephen King novel, has been growing strong with the viewers and critics, and by the time you read this, there will be some big twists at the end of season one.
Zombies are still hot in the zeitgeist, so unfortunately the announcement there could be another remake of Night of the Living Dead doesn’t surprise us too much. We’ve been hoping for some time that the horror remake trend would be done by now, but there’s sure to be a few still slipping out here and there until the public finally turns their back on them for good. (Or so we hope.)
Genre TV has never been hotter. Not only is Game of Thrones a cultural phenomenon, but The Walking Dead is going like gangbusters, and Under the Dome, based on the Stephen King novel, is now officially a ratings hit. Like Game of Thrones, Under the Dome is also a ratings hit for viewers watching the CBS show later on DVR.
Even though we cover a lot of technology here on TG, I for one would like to state for the record that I hate cell-phones. It also infuriates me that with so many cell phones, Blackberrys, and iPhones out there, you still can’t get your messages returned or get anyone to pick up the phone to save your life.
It’s a funny irony that some sci-fi personalities have been anti-technology throughout their lives.
We’re big fans of time travel stories here on TG, and Stephen King wrote one titled "11/22/63," the fateful day when Kennedy was killed.
This is a great time for genre TV. Not only is Game of Thrones back for its third season, The Walking Dead also had a triumphant return, not to mention Bates Motel and Hannibal have also been getting good reviews as well.
We’ve already been seeing commercials for the upcoming Stephen King series Under the Dome, which will be airing on CBS, and this particular King adaptation has been coming together remarkably fast.
Whether you like spooky stories or not, Stephen King is still one of our great American storytellers, and as long as he keeps writing, I still have faith that the book industry will still have some life in it.
Development moves forward on the television adaptation of the Stephen King novel.
Stephen King has revealed a plot synopsis and release date for his upcoming sequel to The Shining.
MGM and Screen Gems recently released a pair of photographs from the remake of the 1976 dramatic horror, Carrie.
It's been one of the longest cliffhangers in recent Hollywood memory, and the other side finally blinked - again.
Carrie was the first movie adaptation of a Stephen King story, and it’s still one of the best.
Stephen King's Doctor Sleep is the long-awaited sequel to The Shining.
Lord of the Rings proved Hollywood can deliver an epic story in several parts with loyal fans coming back every year.