Blumhouse’s FIRESTARTER Lands a Director

Blumhouse’s upcoming new take on Stephen King’s Firestarter has now landed itself a director. As per Variety, In the Fade’s Fatih Akin has landed the directing gig. Akiva Goldsman has teamed with Rectify’s Scott Teems to pen the screenplay. King’s novel tells the story of a couple who take part in a medical experiment which … Continued

Rebecca Ferguson Joins DOCTOR SLEEP

With Ewan McGregor having recently signed on to star in Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep, now comes word that Rebecca Ferguson will be joining the former Obi-wan in the adaptation of Stephen King’s Shining sequel. As per Variety, Life’s Ferguson will play Rose O’Hara – aka the nefarious Rose the Hat – in the picture. McGregor … Continued

IT: CHAPTER 2 Adds Teach Grant and Jess Weixler

With IT: Chapter 2 having now found its adult Losers Club, the adult version of Henry Bowers has been cast for the sequel – meaning that, yes, he did indeed manage to survive the sinister shenanigans that we saw play out in 1989. As per Variety, Leprechaun: Origins’ Teach Grant has been brought in to … Continued

IT: CHAPTER 2 Adds Xavier Dolan and Will Beinbrink

With production now underway on IT: Chapter 2, the follow-up has moved to bring in two further names. As per Deadline, I Killed My Mother’s director Xavier Dolan and Free State of Jones’ Will Beinbrink will be playing Adrian Mellon and Tom Rogan, respectively. Mellon is described as a gay man living in Derry who … Continued

Stephen King’s THE OUTSIDER to be Adapted for TV

It really does seem like barely a week goes by these days when there isn’t some sort of Stephen King adaptation announced – be it on the big screen or small screen – and now you can add The Outsider to that list. For those not familiar with The Outsider, it’s one of the iconic … Continued

Isaiah Mustafa Joins IT: CHAPTER 2’s Losers Club

With Andy Muschietti’s IT sequel having fleshed out its core cast over the past few months, the movie has now managed to find the final member of its adult Losers Club. As per Bloody-Disgusting, Shadowhunters’ Isaiah Mustafa – who is also likely on your radar for his charming performance advertising Old Spice – has signed … Continued

Amy Seimetz in Talks for PET SEMATARY

With the cast now starting to flesh out for the upcoming Pet Sematary remake, the new take on Stephen King’s classic tale is close to landing its female lead. As per Variety, Amy Seimetz is currently in talks to play the female lead of the movie; presumably the Rachel Creed role. Seimetz is likely best … Continued

Jay Ryan Joins IT: CHAPTER 2

As Andy Muschietti’s IT: Chapter 2 continues to flesh out its core cast, the sequel has added another name to its adult Losers Club. Courtesy of Deadline, Mary Kills People’s Jay Ryan has been brought in to play the older version of Ben Hanscom; the character played by Jeremy Ray Taylor in last year’s IT. … Continued

Mike Flanagan’s SHINING Sequel Set for 2020 Release

We’ve known since earlier this year that Mike Flanagan was the person tasked with adapting Stephen King’s The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep. And now, the movie has finally been given a set release date. As revealed by Warner Brothers, Doctor Sleep has been booked in for a January 24th, 2020 release. At present, Flanagan is … Continued

Stephen King’s THE GINGERBREAD GIRL Picked Up by Brainstorm

Seriously, it’s almost becoming a running joke now, but it seems that barely a week goes by without one of Stephen King’s famed properties being adapted for the big or small screen. And now, it’s the turn of The Gingerbread Girl. Fresh from Cannes – as reported by Deadline – Brainstorm Media has picked up … Continued