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The Stephen King news keeps on comin'! Check out who's going to adapt King's next book 11/22/63!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Stephen King news is always exciting to me. I've been a Constant Reader since I was in grade school (no kidding, I read Cujo at age 10) and despite some shaky entries to his catalogue these last few years, I still get excited when a massive King book is on its way.

Next up for King is a tale about a high school teacher given the opportunity to go back in time and thwart the JFK assassination. It's called 11/22/63, looks like a brick of a book (reports are that it runs around a thousand pages). I can't wait to read it as some of my favorite King writing centers around alternate timelines (Drawing of the Three and The Wastelands anyone?).

ShowBlitz/Variety's Jeff Sneider reports that preempting the release of the book comes news of an option from a man who directed one of the best horror movies of all time. Silence of the Lambs' Jonathan Demme is set to write, produce and direct 11/22/63 with King serving as exec producer.

No financing or distribution is in place, but Sneider says Demme wants to be shooting by Fall of 2012. If the book sales are strong enough and the reviews are strong enough (and the budget isn't astronomical) I can't imagine the studios will have much trouble with that duo bringing it to the screen.

 

 

 

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  • Aug. 11, 2011, 7:48 p.m. CST

    If Demme makes the movie they'll blame W. for the assasination.

    by Artemis Webb

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST

    doesn't sound so scary

    by SantosLHalper

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    King isn't relegated to horror.

    by memento108

    Duh.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Super cool....

    by 3774

    ...if he doesn't take the easy way out. Here's hoping he actually has the protagonist alter the timeline, consequences and all.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8 p.m. CST

    Can Bane "Break JFK?"

    by Gus Van Rant

    Doubt it, he is too short...he may be tall enough to punch JFK in the nut bag though.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8 p.m. CST

    Casting yet?

    by Lance Rocke

    Chris Isaak IS JFK!

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Can Bane "Break JFK?"

    by Gus Van Rant

    No...he is only tall enough to punch him in his nut bag.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    After seeing the Zapruder film, I am convinced JFK shot himself

    by Ricardo

    He clearly has a pistol down his chin when he emerges from behind the street sign. The man was a time bomb, ticking day and night, waiting to go off. When he saw all the people cheering up, he knew it was time to go.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Let me guess

    by Fletch Gannon

    Some centipede monster is JFK and the assassin was trying to kill him before he sujugate the world with his mind-altering chemical that he eminates from his hair. The protagonist realizes he is the centipede monsters illegitimate love child and he somehow alters reality where mankind is enslaved to the monster and used for food. Classic Stephen King premise!

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8:17 p.m. CST

    My first King was actually the Bachman Books

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Rage the long walk the running man left quite an impression on this fifth grader.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Will JFK solve crimes or fight vampires?

    by bah

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8:20 p.m. CST

    probably will never get made

    by Rupee88

    this is more "non-news" news that this site is specializing in now...just post a lot of speculation.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8:24 p.m. CST

    this idea is laughably cliche

    by emu47

    As a longtime Constant Reader myself (read Pet Sematary and Night Shift in fifth grade), this seems like a scraping-the-bottom-of-the-barrel idea. And besides, wasn't this ground already sort of covered in The Dead Zone? What gives, man? This idea is creatively bankrupt. ... But, alas, I will still read it, because I read everything that m'f'er writes.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    next?

    by HourClock

    what king book do you think will be tee'ed up next?

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8:39 p.m. CST

    This site USED to be about...

    by vanchimera

    ... yeah, I won't finish that sentence. If I didn't want to fucking come here I wouldn't. Fuck, I hate the internet.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Ah there was a Twilight Zone episode about this

    by D.Vader

    From the 80s, in which the time traveler was only supposed to observe, and it turns out he was a descendant of JFK and decided to intervene at the last second, saving JFK. But, JFK living caused someone to assassinate the Russian premier, which was going to lead to war between the two nations. A Secret Service agent finds the time traveler's future silver dollar with JFK on it, and the traveler confesses about who he is. The end is kinda tricky, but I think they determine JFK should have died, but the time traveler offers himself up in JFK's place. So they all go back in time again, the traveler is killed, and JFK is somehow transported to the time traveler's period and is last seen giving a lecture to a future history class about what bravery and courage and heroism meant in the 20th century.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 8:50 p.m. CST

    I've never read a King book before

    by Superhog

    But this is going to be my first. I pre ordered it a month ago.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    @ricarleite4

    by Badger23

    LOL

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:17 p.m. CST

    "Shaky Entries"?

    by bass

    As a constant reader going on 35 years of following King, I thought Under The Dome and Duma Key were both pretty goddamn great. Full Dark, No Stars WAS problematic, but even that had it's moments.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Oh "Joy"...a new King novel....

    by Arcangel2020

    Can't say that I am thrilled with hearing about a new Stephen King novel coming out...didn't once state that he was retiring from writing? I have been less than impressed with Kings recently works...I had an extremely anger filled and violent reaction to his "novel" "The Cell"....it made me actually want to storm the village and hold a good old fashion book burning session and use the paper to hold a campfire and cook weenies and s'mores with it as the fuel for the fire (I say "book burning" very tongue in cheek here...I am just trying to make a point at how disgusted I was with what could have been a really GOOD story) And his novel "Under The Dome"? It was such a huge, monumentally thick book of crap, I couldn't even get through it...I even tried to force myself to finish it thinking it would get better at some point...I gave up after 200 hundred pages. Maybe this new novel of his will be a return to the days of "old" Stephen King....the days back when he wrote such terrific works as "The Shinning", "The Stand", "IT", "Christine", "Pet Cemetary" & "Night Shift" (just to name a few). Maybe I am being overly hopeful here...I think Mr. King should have retired long ago and took up teaching something like "Horror Writing: 666" at the local College Just my 75 cents worth here :)

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:31 p.m. CST

    that is an awesome book cover

    by BBSloth

    I love the alternative newspaper on the back!

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Sam Beckett tried to prevent JFK

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:32 p.m. CST

    's death

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    It didn't work.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:32 p.m. CST

    @d. vader, I remember that TZ well

    by bah

    With the legendary Lane Smith as the time traveler and Jerry "Deep Throat" Hardin as LBJ.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:35 p.m. CST

    An 80s Twilight Zone episode had the exact same plot

    by BoyNamedSue

    And also a Robert Hayes television movie I saw on the USA Network 20 years ago (Catherine Hicks was also in it)......sorry.....this just doesn't sound original enough

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Robert Hayes in Running Against Time (1990)

    by BoyNamedSue

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_J6iJuv9zc

  • He's been wanting to do this story for a long time, and has mentioned the synopsis on more than one occasion. The protagonist saves JFK, but when he travels back to the future, he finds the world a radioactive wasteland where a nuclear war had happened at some point between saving JFK and the alternate present timeline. The protagonist takes a fatal dose of radiation poisoning, and begins to slowly die of the sickness. He finds a way to travel back to the past, and ends up assassinating JFK himself in order to avert the nuclear war. So the timeline in which we live in is the result of another gunman. It's a ballsy story to be sure, so we'll have to wait and see if it actually plays out the way he envisioned it.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST

    JFK and not Marilyn Monroe?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Can we please get a time traveler with some fucking priorities? Jesus F. Khrist!

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Choppah, totally agree!

    by Ruester

    The Bachman Books was my first exposure to his work. Rage blew my hair back and The Running Man was a hell of a story as well.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 10:12 p.m. CST

    King's new work.

    by 3774

    King: "My next novel is about..." he looks around, grabs a lamp of the publisher's desk, "...a LAMP MONSTER! Oooooh!!" Publisher: "You're not even trying anymore, are you?" King: Waves lamp menacingly. Publisher: *sigh* "When can i have it?" i love Family Guy.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    I'd go back in time and save Bruce and Brandon Lee...

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    then the tree of us would travel around time saving other cool people.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    @boynamedsue

    by scors54

    And the equally legendary Andy Robinson (Dirty Harry, Hellraiser) as JFK--and doing a really great vocal imitation doing it !!

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    by Redmantle

    Stephen King mentions JFK in a lot of his books... calls him a "gunslinger" in the gunslinger novels, which is a high token of esteem indeed for King. Also, King says that "it takes a great man to make a great mistake..." So, I can see King having JFK live and then having the world be worse for it. Could be a cool book. I agree, Under the Dome, was not his best work. Cool premise, but it got pretty muddy there in the middle, and I can't say I really even remember the end or have any inclination to ever pick it up again. Cell, started off pretty cool, but King should have kept it more scientific for once. The hive mind Zombies was oh-so predictable if you've ready any of his books... shame, I kinda dug the first half of Cell. Not sure if Steve does rewrites anymore. Maybe he just goes. "Ah, this'll sell, I'm finished! Next book, coming up."

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 11:15 p.m. CST

    King's greatest weakness...

    by spire_walk

    ...aside from thinking he's Mark Twain and Edgar Allen Poe combined, is that he doesn't know how to end a book. Cell, The Stand, the fucking Dark Tower, just to name three. In Book 7 of DT, he was outright defensive about it. "It's the journey and not the end of the story that matters, blah blah... and if you try to complain about the ending I'm just going to ignore you." The Journey is the most important, but when you just throw some shit together at the end, like Mordred, Flagg's retarded death, etc., that isn't a good ending. It's also the sign of an editor who's too afraid to call you out on your bullshit.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Red Dwarf's take is better: JFK assassinated himself

    by Julius Dithers

    That episode will end up having more creativity than King's novel. Write a book about the aborted Greg Stillson presidency and Public enemy number one John Smith, if you must, Joe Hill's dad.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 11:22 p.m. CST

    spire walk

    by gunslinger

    The ending to DT was great, imo - exactly as it should have been. Not every story has to end in an over the top show down. Sometimes quiet thoughtful endings are the best (e.g. No Country for Old Men).

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Ah, the cynics are out in force today.

    by Jeff England

    The narcissistic little bastards.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 11:32 p.m. CST

    spire_walk

    by Shan

    2000AD did something along those lines where JFK in the future ordered a hit on himself, because he'd started a nuclear war (side effects of his Addison's disease made him irrational). So from their bunker where the remnants of America had survived, a hit team was assembled and sent back in time ...

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 11:35 p.m. CST

    SCOP by Barry N Malzberg (1976)

    by Shan

    SCOP is doing his job. He has spoken to President Kennedy, warning him to leave Dallas immediately; spoken to Zapruder, asking him not to take pictures. He has pleaded with Elaine Kozciouskos, begging her only to scream, has even slept with her - part of the job. In spite of the pain, he has witnessed, on location, the last minutes of Jack Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Robert Kennedy - all for the fate of manking. But bitterly, he knows he is a failure. For Scop, in trying to alter the future, has merely reinforced it.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 11:59 p.m. CST

    FULL DARK NO STARS

    by uberman

    Great read, folks. Great stories. Cell and Under the Dome were OK, but FULL DARK is the best King since Bag of Bones. Word.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Ideas Running Dry...?

    by barreljumper

    I love King, but the guy who commented about the Robert Hay's USA Network movie had it right. This idea has been done...alot! Under the Dome was also pretty much the same as the Simpson's movie. While I'm sure it was a coincidence...it was sad that the Simpsons' came up with a more plausible idea and ending. Hopefully King has a few original gems still in his cap. I'd love to read those.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 12:20 a.m. CST

    FULL DARK NO STARS, JUST AFTER SUNSET

    by blackwood

    I like his novels, the ones I've read, but uberman is right -- King's short fiction has never been better. I love both those books. I think he just excels at the short form. When a book gets big enough, it seems to get away from him -- and I can dig it, because he's a great writer, but sometimes fails a bit as a storyteller. But not in his short fiction. Demme is an incredible director. I feel like BELOVED never gets it's due. I'm cool with him getting in on this King love fest. I hope the book is good. I've been on a reading kick again -- THE MAGICIAN KING now, which I feel is probably going to be a film trilogy sooner rather than later.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 12:45 a.m. CST

    11/22/63 better have a retard who's psychic...

    by Mundungus

    or it is no fucking Stephen King book. That's a deal breaker.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Shouldn't meddle with major events in history. A better use of a time

    by Dennis_Moore

    machine to the sixties would be to try to have sex with Julie Newmar in her Catwoman costume. I imagine you could impress her enough with the fact you have a TIME MACHINE!

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Demme? Really?

    by BenBraddock

    OK, now I'm suddenly interested in this project.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 2:27 a.m. CST

    I saw this on an outer limits episode

    by WickedJacob

    Or maybe it was twilight zone. Either way, I mean the late 80s / early 90s syndicated snooze-fest version. But the point is, its not that original of an idea. I guess it is all about how well he executes it (err, no pun intended).

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bubble_%281966_film%29

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 4:07 a.m. CST

    ..and 22/11/63 for the rest of the world

    by keybored

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Stupid American date system

    by catlettuce4

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Red Dwarf did this story

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    JFK ends up being impeached as he cant keep it in his pants, and the Cold War gets very hot. So he shoots himself (from the grassy knoll) and all is good in the world. I miss Red Dwarf. Best theme tune ever :)

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 5:27 a.m. CST

    The Stand was my first King novel -

    by D

    It's still his best work. Roland lovers can shag it.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 5:33 a.m. CST

    I wonder if this ties into the DT series...

    by BangoSkank

    When under the Dixie Pig, there were doorways for the Lowmen and their ilk to travel back in time as spectators to historic tragedies. I beleive 9/11 and Kennedy assassination were included...

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 5:45 a.m. CST

    I'M A HORROR FAN BUT I PREFER SHORT HORROR FICTION OR NOVELLA'S.....

    by CreepyThinMan

    Very few Horror novels do it for me. I can't tell you how many times I've read a novel length book and thought "that didn't need to be 300 (or more) pages" and felt that the book was padded out because the author had to deliver so many pages. This is probably why H.P. Lovecraft is my favorite Horror writer. He dealt mostly in short form with only a few stories that would qualify as a novella. Phillip K. Dick is the same. Incredible short story writer while I found most of his novels a bit meh.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Will have to be retitled 22/11/63 outside the USA

    by buggerbugger

    Y'know, for the nations that mark dates in the correct sequential order.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 6:43 a.m. CST

    I Though King Retired About 4 or 5 Years Ago

    by kevinwillis.net

    He's very active in his retirement.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 6:46 a.m. CST

    with short stories, he always knocks it out of the park

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    same with his fiction up until 'It', a great example of a long book that can hold it together until the end. After this, there were still some OK novels but they suffer from shaky plots and/or padding, and a complete inability to tie up an ending. Dreamcatcher was fucking abysmal, as was Under The Dome. The latter is a textbook case of how to pad a short story out to interminable length. Cell I enjoyed, mostly because of the 'zombie' fix and the awesome premise, but he managed to scuttle that one too. Now I scan the synopsis on wiki before I decide whether to jump in or not. When he's good, he's great.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Oh stop it doesn't need to be retitled

    by Monolith_Jones

    You non- Americans are supposed to be the smart ones, you can figure it out. Can't you?

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Yawn!

    by TheManWhoCan

    The cliché of going back in time to change history for the better (but the future ending up fucked anyway) has been done a million times before. Killing Hitler …bang … America is run my loony red commies blah blah blah, Time travel is fun in movies, TV and books but King has to twist the story in an unexpected direction otherwise we are going to be stuck with yet another predictable time paradox loop we’ve all seen before. <p> Changing the past that far back would effectively wipe everyone born after JFKs assassination out of existence anyway including the time traveller himself. The high school teacher must know that, then again he’s an American schoolteacher so he is probably a moron or just doesn’t give a fuck. Maybe he’s hoping to become unstuck in time so he alone is the only original person from “our” timeline to make it back and everyone he knows was never born including his family that he probably must hate (maybe he was fingered my a pervert uncle as a kid and hates the world) <p> <p> As my father told be the day of my wedding “If you ever travel back in time, don't step on anything. Because even the slightest change can alter the future in ways you can't imagine.” Good advice<br> I try to follow it .

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Original Twilight Zone ep, "Back There"

    by Blanket-Man

    Starred the Professor from Gilligan's Island, who ended up back in 1865 and tried to prevent Lincoln's assassination. That was the first such "man goes back in time to prevent Presidential assassination" story I remember seeing on celluloid. So, no, it ain't exactly a groundbreaking plot, but neither was Salem's Lot. But King knows how to create great characters and build suspense, even if the tale is one we've heard a million times. I'm intrigued...

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 8:33 a.m. CST

    I'm a huge King fan too, but, the man did write his best stuff....

    by Orbots Commander

    ....only up until the mid to late '80's, after that, I wasn't so impressed with his later works. I did like The Green Mile and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, but aside from an excellent screenplay (Storm of the Century) I'm not that high on his recent stuff. So, yeah, King peaked somewhere around the time he wrote 'It', 'Misery', 'Eyes of the Dragon' and the re-release of 'The Gunslinger'. What was that, '86-'88-ish? I remember, I was still in Junior High...

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 8:37 a.m. CST

    spire_walk

    by Therawbeats

    I hope it doesn't happen like that, because if it does you're a dick for spoiling the entire book

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Wait

    by Therawbeats

    You said possible spoilers, my bad

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 8:40 a.m. CST

    redmantle

    by Therawbeats

    Under the Dome was outstanding...one of my favorite books ever

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 8:43 a.m. CST

    22/11/63

    by flax

    I refuse to read this book unless they correct its title for worldwide consumption.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    50 Years 2013

    by holidill

    Hope it can get done because you release it in 2013 which is the 50th anniversary of the assassination.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Under the Dumb, was fucking horrible

    by Nabster

    Poorly written full of cliched language, and bloated in every sense. Horrible paper thin characters, with no sense of reality or believability. King, just all around sucks. And this sounds even worse.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 9:43 a.m. CST

    63/11/22 is the correct format

    by spidercoz

    largest to smallest, like any other number pedantry aside, this is rehashed bullshit, just like everything King has done for the last 25 years

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 10:02 a.m. CST

    But how...?

    by B Arnold Quizzling

    can a mere high school teacher stop the Comedian from killing JFK? It was in Watchman's opening credits you know. Damn you Snyder!

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Quantum Leap already did this in its last season

    by IndyCollector

    Just a heads up to anyone who says this is original.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 10:58 a.m. CST

    an episode of the twilight zone did this already

    by ragingfluff

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Read most all King's stuff...

    by Darth Macchio

    ..especially the old stuff (was a freak back in the day and joined his library, have all the original hardcovers up to 'Insomnia', etc) but I agree with the general consensus that he's lost his narratives on the longer stuff. "Insomnia" was ok if a little boring but his short-story stuff (last I read was 'Dreamscapes & Nightmares") is still very good. I tried to read Black House and got bored and didn't finish (which is sad cause 'The Talisman' is fucking amazingly good), and I got thru the first few chapters of "Wastelands" but couldn't get any further (something about the "mean" train "Blaine" just sounded so ridiculous to me I couldn't get past it) but yet the first 3 Gunslinger books (to me the actual story) are excellent (the first book being the best). Haven't been willing to invest the time into his latest stuff - I can't help thinking it all sucks now except his short story stuff. He's done excellent 'tomes' before ("It" being my favorite 'brick' King book, and much of "The Stand" of course), but I don't think he can carry them anymore but who needs them anyway? Even back when he did great long form work, his short stories were still better! Short-form horror writing really seems to be the appropriate literary context for these stories - from Matheson to Lovecraft to Serling, etc, etc...Barker might be one of few exceptions (his short story work is superb as is his longer form stuff as well) but the more recent Barker stuff has been pretty bad unfortunately.

  • We know from Red Dwarf that they're the ones responsible.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 12:29 p.m. CST

    barreljumper

    by Shan

    The first draft of "Under the Dome" was written back in the 1980s while Stephen King was working on Creepshow, so well before The Simpsons Movie.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    DoctorTom, YEESSS!!!!! lol

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    I was thinking about that Red Dwarf episode as well!

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Reminiscent of THE DEAD ZONE

    by brodiebruce_405

    which apparently dealt with similar themes with more brevity. How much for a bet that the protagonist finds out killing JFK, while preventing a murder, destroys something else equally important? Or affects the world in some other negative way. This temporal-causality vs morality theme has been dealt with before on the "Time & Punishment" segment of a Simpsons treehouse of horror episode, numerous episodes of STAR TREK and, as another astute poster remarked, more directly in an episode of RED DWARF.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Dealy Plazapalooza

    by Abdul_Alhazred

    Maybe the teacher character will run into the CIA/rogue network operatives responsible for whacking the last guy that really tried to be President. I wonder of E. Howard Hunt is in the book and exposed Oswald as the patsy.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    therawbeats: re: spoilers

    by spire_walk

    He's mentioned this synopsis several times. He wanted it to be a graphic novel at first. I think wikipedia has a list of unfinished King works and it's mentioned. Under the Dome was also listed as an unfinished for a long time, but it turned out somewhat different than how he originally intended.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Stephen King: The most successful plagiarist in history

    by SmokingRobot

    Has he EVER come out with an original story?

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST

    I love Stephen King but...

    by Sithtastic

    ...sometimes he's transparent politically and it's overwrought and just plain bad. He's at his best when it comes to setting mood and scaring the bejesus out of people. Here by contrast, will no doubt be a heavy handed finger wagging warning about U.S. "interventionism"...again.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 10:56 p.m. CST

    That is pretty quick with the movie adaptation

    by frank

    Shouldn’t they see if anyone likes the book first? Aren’t there some other King books that could be made into films first? Under the Dome is a recent long book of his that could be a good film, I think. I will definitely read this new one, but it seems sort of premature to be planning the adaptation already. Also I liked the ending of Cell, and I wasn’t as enraged about the Dark Tower ending as most people seem to be (though yeah, there are some definite issues with it).

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Sounds Interesting

    by bladerunner58

    I look forward to reading the book, but sometimes king's books don't do well when made into films. Still, I think it would interesting to see what would have happened if JFK had not been killed. I would like to see a movie of 'Roadwork', it's my favorite Bachman book.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Sounds Interesting

    by bladerunner58

    I look forward to reading the book, but sometimes king's books don't do well when made into films. Still, I think it would interesting to see what would have happened if JFK had not been killed. I would like to see a movie of 'Roadwork', it's my favorite Bachman book.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Stop JFK

    by Dookiestain LaFlair

    A better idea would be to have a high school teacher go back in time and stop Oliver Stone from making JFK. This would lead to an alternate time line where movies like Crusade with Arnold and Nottingham were actually made.