Just in time for Halloween— author and artist David Wright visits The White Rocket Podcast to talk about Stephen King’s epic THE DARK TOWER saga with host and Friend of the Station, Van Allen Plexico.
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Earth Station One Episode 112: The World of Stephen King

Earth Station One Episode 112: The Wold of Stephen KingThis week, the ESO crew gets into THE SHINING 1958 Plymouth Fury named CHRISTINE, places it in MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE for THE GREEN MILE, takes a left at the PET CEMETERY into THE DEAD ZONE, blows through THE MIST like a SILVER BULLET, finally arriving at THE DARK TOWER and takes THE STAND to testify on the incredible career of Stephen King. Mike, Mike, and Bobby are once again joined by the award-winning Mark Maddox, artist Lysa Shin, listener Michelle Kenoyer, and Rebecca Perry from TheOneRing.net. Plus, the usual Rants, Raves, Shout Outs and Khan Report!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: The World of Stephen King
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Next on Earth Station One….

Are you ready to talk Stephen KingNext week, the Earth Station One crew turns out the lights, checks the locks on the doors, locks up the dogs, and grabs a flashlight as we discuss the master of the macabre, author Stephen King. ESO wants to hear from you. What are your favorite Stephen King novels and/or movies and why? Let us know at http://www.esopodcast.com, at the ESO Facebook Group, email us at esopodcast@gmail.com, or call us at 404-963-9057. We might just read yours on the show. Plus, join us for the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and Mike’s Khan Report! It’s going to be an action-packed episode next week at Earth Station One.

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That Carrie remake might be (partially) filmed on a camcorder

Carrie remake to be shot partly on Cam Corder to get effectBy Don Kaye, Source: Blastr.com

Now that the remake of Carrie is officially underway, the head of the studio producing the film has revealed some interesting details about what direction it might take.

During a speech at his alma mater, MGM CEO Roger Birnbaum spoke about some of the company’s upcoming projects, with the new version of Stephen King’s classic first novel among them. According to a Reddit report on the speech, Birnbaum revealed that at least part of the new Carrie will be filmed as “found footage,” a la films like Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity. Continue reading

If you liked that creepy clown from IT, you’ll love this King news

Pennywise is scary, are you ready to be Horrified??By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com

In 1986, Stephen King made the definitive statement on creepy clowns with his sprawling horror novel IT. Now, King has revealed that he’s got a new book in the works that returns to carnival-themed terror. So, what will the King of Horror creep us out with this time?

In an extensive Sunday Times interview by Neil Gaiman covering everything from his lifestyle to his storytelling roots to how he feels about writing nearly four decades into his career, King spilled a few details on a novel-in-progress. Continue reading

The Dark Tower is the movie (and TV show?) that refuses to die

Dark Tower might still be madeBy Don Kaye, Source: Blastr.com

It’s been kind of quiet on the Dark Tower scene in recent months, leading to speculation that the mammoth project had fallen into development hell. But now there are signs that Roland the last gunslinger might be coming to a theater near you after all.

When we left off, Universal Pictures had nixed the idea of adapting Stephen King’s mammoth, seven-book (soon to be eight-book) fantasy/sci-fi hybrid as three movies and two linking TV series, claiming that the project was just too expensive. Although the filmmakers involved, including director Ron Howard, vowed to press on and find a home for the project, Howard himself said back in November that it might be a long time before The Dark Tower finally went into production—if at all.
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Brian K. Vaughan to Adapt King’s Under the Dome for Showtime

Under the Dome Coming to Showtime
by Kevin Melrose, Source: Comic Book Resources

Eisner-winning comics writer, and Lost alum, Brian K. Vaughan will adapt Stephen King’s 2009 novel Under the Dome for Showtime, Deadline reports.

Announced in late August, the DreamWorks-produced drama series is based on the sci-fi thriller about a picturesque town in Maine that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the world by an invisible force field. An ex-Army captain is trapped inside the town, where he teams with a handful of citizens, including three children, to oppose a politician attempting to seize power — and to discover the source of the Dome. Continue reading

The Rules Of Time Travel, According To Stephen King

Time Travel according to Stephen Kingby Brendon Connelly, Source: Bleeding Cool.com

Stephen King needs tidy rules for time travel more than most of us. Not because he’s a time traveller (he’s not, okay) but because he’s been writing about one.

In order to promote his new novel, 11/22/63, which is being adapted into a film by Jonathan Demme, King spoke to Wired magazine and, before long, was explaining how time travel works.

There’s a kind of a rule that you’d express as a ratio: The more potential a given event has to change the future, the more difficult that event would be to change. If you wanted to go back and speak to somebody on a street corner so that they were five minutes late to an appointment—that might not be too hard. But if you wanted to stop the assassination of a president, that would be really difficult. The past would try to protect itself.

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Dark Tower Still On, Thanks To HBO Help, Budget Cuts And A New Ending

The Dark Tower is back on scheduleby Brendon Connelly, Source: Bleeding Cool.com

Producer Brian Grazer and director Ron Howard’s have been planning a multi-part adaptation of Stephen King’s novels and comics cycle The Dark Tower to be spread across movies and TV. For a while now, though, it’s been looking rather like that other tower, the one in Pisa, leaning over – yet somehow never falling.

As he shops around for a new studio to pick up the tab, Grazer has been talking about the measures taken to make the film a more attractive investment. As you’d expect, these include an altered ending and a lowered budget:

We found a way to cut out $45 million out of the budget without changing the scope and actually giving it a good ending. In the $140 million draft, the ending wasn’t quite as satisfying. Now, we’ve got $45 million, $50 million out of the way and a really satisfying ending. It’s gonna get made.

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Ben Affleck will take on The Stand (and no, not as an actor)

Ben affleck to direct the StandBy Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com

Ever since we heard about Warner Bros. big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand back in February, we’ve been waiting for some hard news on just who’d be working on this thing.

For a while it looked like the project would go to Steve Kloves and David Yates, the writing and directing team who successfully closed out the Harry Potter franchise. But now, in what seems like a pretty unconventional move, Warner Bros. has chosen Ben Affleck to take on King’s apocalyptic story. Continue reading