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.😊
It Chapter 2
The follow to the awesome and excellent first part of Stephen King’s It is coming September 2019. This is where we see the “Loser’s Club” kids now all grown up and returns for another nightmarish face to face with the demonic Pennywise the Clown. I’m so excited. 😃
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 – Sequel to the Shining
I’m so excited about the adaptation of this book coming to the big screen, January 2020. Ewan McGregor plays the grown-up Danny Torrance.
Check out my book review on Doctor Sleep.
The Bill Hodges – Trilogy
I 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; 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.
Jack 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.
A remake is underway for this previous adaption, the first film was great, hopefully, this will be even better. That kid was seriously scary when he came back to life, I mean let’s not tamper with the dead right?
It hits theatres, April 19, 2019.
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 Stand explores an 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.
I just read this book which was released in May 2018. And already there’s talk of a movie. Let me just say that 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.
No network or release date has been announced.
The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass
This 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.
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.
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.