Stephen King Adaptations I’m excited to see!

There are so many Stephen King books being adapted to the big and small screen right now, these are the ones I’m most excited to see. I mean, really, really, really, excited to see, they are some of my favourite books.๐Ÿ˜Š

It Chapter 2

Stephen King's ITThe follow-up to the awesome and excellent first part of Stephen Kingโ€™s It is coming September 2019. This is where we see the โ€œLoserโ€™s Clubโ€ kids now all grown up and returns for another nightmarish face to face with the demonic Pennywise the Clown. I’m so excited.ย ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

An excellent list of actors has been cast to play the adults in this sequel. James McVoy (X-Men) will be a great Bill Denbrough.

Doctor Sleep โ€“ Sequel to the Shining

Doctor SleepIโ€™m so excited about the adaptation of this book coming to the big screen,ย  January 2020. Ewan McGregor plays the grown-up Danny Torrance.

Check out my book review on Doctor Sleep.

The Bill Hodges – Trilogy

mercedes_smI read this trilogy and it was absolutely amazing, it’s a dark, twisted, psychological and supernatural and in some ways, a mind-bending read. In the first book Mr. Mercedes;ย  a retired detective (Bill Hodges) begins receiving messages from someone, Brady Hartsfield (asshole) claiming to be the person who killed and injured those people standing in line at a job fair using a Mercedes.

Read Finders Keepers, and get acquainted with a new villain: Morris Bellamy, a dissatisfied reader, and fanatic turned murderer. And finally, End of Watch the last in the trilogy, where we are back to Brady Hartsfield, where we see the supernatural or is it, at work.

The TV series is amazing, check it out if you haven’t already, on Super Channel and the Audience Network.

The Talisman

talisman-smJack Sawyer a twelve-year-old, who embarks on an epic quest to find the talisman that will save his dying mother.

I loved this book, there are of course pieces linked to the Dark Tower that is so exciting to me, of course, I’m obsessed with the Dark Tower books so there’s that.

Currently in development.

Pet Sematary

petA remake is underway for this previous adaption, the first film was great, hopefully, this will be even better.ย  That kid was seriously scary when he came back to life, I mean let’s not tamper with the dead right?

It hits theatres,ย  April 19, 2019.

The Stand

Another epic fantasy novel that is a part of the Dark Tower, of course, we know that there are many Stephen King books linked in one form or another. Which I just love. This was done as a TV miniseries back in the 90s.
The Standย explores anย apocalyptic world ravaged by a mass outbreak of Influenza that wipes out 99% of the population in a matter of weeks, scary much.

Looks like it’s going to be for Streaming, I’m down with binge-watching it though. It will be a ten hour limited series on CBS All Access.

Currently in development.

The Outsider

theoutsider-smI just read this book which was released in May 2018. And already there’s talk of a movie. Let me just say that this book was frigging scary. If the movie is made as an R-rated version, be prepared to have your mind twisted with this murder mystery with a supernatural twist. This will be made for TV as a limited series.

Update: HBO will be adapting The Outsider as a limited series. Rogue One star Ben Mendelsohn will star in the adaptation.

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass

wizard-smThis is the fourth book in the series, and where his Ka-tet and us learn a great deal more about Roland, how he earned his guns, falling in love and so much more.

This will be adapted for Amazon. So excited, not sure when it will be released, but it’s been green-lit, yay.

Castle Rock

This TV series will actually be based in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. A town we often see in some of his books. Which means, we’ll get to see, characters from quite a few of his books in this series (e.g. Cujo, The Dark Half, IT). Check out the trailer.

Other than Hulu (no Hulu Canada), it will also be on CraveTV and Space. Thank goodness, so happy about that.ย ๐Ÿ˜ย ๐Ÿ˜ƒย Premiere July 25, 2018.

As a Stephen King, Constant Reader fan. I can’t wait to see these adaptations on the big and small screen. There are a few more King books being adapted, but I just wanted to mention my favourites for now.

This post will be updated with current information when available.

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  1. I really haven’t ventured too far into Mr king’s back catalogue, but I can say for certain, I am hoping that on Roland’s next round trip, the dark tower adaption lives up to energy of the books.

    The Phrase “Go now, there are other worlds than these” really seems to make sense now, don’t you think?

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  2. I’m so excited for Doctor Sleep! I haven’t been able to find Mr Mercedes on my cable channels, but since I loved the books, I really do want to watch the show as well. Great list!

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    • Yess I’m also very excited to to see Doctor Sleep ๐Ÿ˜Š. Unfortunately Mr. Mercedes isn’t on regular channels but if have Direct TV or the Super channel you can see it. Hope you’ll be able to see it. It’s actually quite good ๐Ÿ˜Š


  3. Oooh so many cool adaptations! I’m most excited for IT2 and Pet Sematary remake, honestly Zelda freaked me out the most in this one, so I’m terrified at what they’ll do with her with today’s technology. :S Have you started on Castle Rock? I love it so much!

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  4. Clearly, you have read a great deal more Stephen King than I have! That said, I’m looking forward to the 2nd part of It. I actually didn’t watch the first because, just like with books in a series, I don’t like to dive in until it’s all available. But my friend keeps telling me that Castle Rock is amazing, so I should probably start watching it. Great post!

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    • ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Yes! I do read a lot of Stephen King. I can’t wait to see IT Chapter 2, the first was very good. Ya I think Watching Castle Rock each week built up the tension for me, made it even more intriguing that way. It’s actually quite good, wait until you start learning about what is truly happening in Castle Rock. Get to watching girl ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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