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.😊
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.
Doctor Sleep – Sequel to the Shining
Release Date: November 8, 2019
I’m so excited about the adaptation of this book coming to the big screen. Ewan McGregor plays the grown-up Danny Torrance.
This is so exciting. More casting news for the Doctor Sleep movie. Carl Lumbly (Supergirl) will play the Dick Halloran character and Alex Essoe takes on the role of Wendy Torrance, these roles were previously played by Shelley Duvall and Scatman Crothers in The Shining.
Rebecca Ferguson will play Rose the Hat and Zahn McClarnon will play Crow Daddy. Ok so, these characters in the book, “dang” that’s all I’m going to say on that, but I can’t wait to see these characters come to life in the movie.
The casting for the character for Abra Stone is Kyliegh Curran. Abra is the badass teen with psychic abilities that rivals her uncle Danny Torrance. Can’t wait to see this character in action.😍
Ewan McGregor says the upcoming adaption of Doctor Sleep will be faithful to the book. If this is true then it will definitely be an awesome movie, in my opinion.
Full Cast and Crew for Doctor Sleep (2020)
Check out my book review on Doctor Sleep.
Struggling with alcoholism, Danny Torrance remains traumatized by the sinister events that occurred at the Overlook Hotel when he was a child. He soon finds a new purpose when he forms a psychic connection with a girl who shares his shining ability.
IT Chapter Two – Release September 5, 2019
The follow-up 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.
Check out the full cast and crew.
Twenty-seven years later, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
Pet Sematary – Release April 5, 2019
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?
Okay! So we all remember the previous adaptation of Pet Sematary from 1989 right, was it scary for you guys? What did you think?
I’m hoping this one will be utterly terrifying. They deviated from the original character Gage being the one buried in the Pet Sematary, but let’s see how that goes.
The trailer looks oh so good. 😁😁
Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.
Check out the Trailer and let me know your thoughts
Jason Clarke – Louis Creed
Amy Seimetz – Rachel Creed
John Lithgow – Jud Crandall
Jeté Laurence – Ellie Creed
Hugo Lavoie – Gage Creed
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.
It has been greenlighted for its third season.
The Dark Tower
Yay! Amazon is adapting The Dark Tower as a TV series, Roland’s original story will be told in this first season; his first adventure as a young gunslinger along with his friends (OMGosh I’m so excited) and how and why he became a gunslinger at such a young age, even younger than when his father became a gunslinger. Sound like the first season will be adapted from the fourth book in the series, Wizard and Glass.
The leads for Roland Deschain will be played by Sam Strike (Nightflyers) and Marten-The Man in Black; will be played by Jasper Pääkkönen (Vikings and BlacKkKlansman).
Filming begins in April 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 on a streaming service, I’m down with binge-watching it though. It will be a 10-episodes series on CBS All Access streaming service.
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 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. It’s binge-watching time!
HBO will be adapting The Outsider with a 10-episode series. Rogue One star Ben Mendelsohn will star in the adaptation.
The Outsider Cast
Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) – Detective Ralph Anderson.
Cynthia Erivo (Bad Times at the El Royale) – Holly Gibney
Bill Camp (The Looming Tower) – Howie Gold
Mare Winningham (George Wallace) – Jeannie Anderson
Paddy Considine (The Ferryman) – Claude Bolton
Julianne Nicholson (Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders) – Mercy Maitland
Yul Vázquez (I Am the Night) – Yunis Sablo
Jeremy Bobb (The Knick) – Alec Pelley
Marc Menchaca (Ozark) – Jack Hoskins
Hettienne Park (Hannibal) – Tomika Collins
Premiering in 2020
Jack Sawyer a 12-year-old, who embarks on an epic quest to find the talisman that will save his dying mother. Stephen King and Peter Straub co-wrote this novel and the sequel Black House.
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.
The Talisman is being adapted for the big screen by Amblin Entertainment.
This post will be updated with current information when available.
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