IT Chapter Two – IMAX Exclusive Artwork

IT all ends in IMAX

IMAX’s new exclusive artwork for IT Chapter Two shows the truly haunting presence of Pennywise, who is creeping into IMAX cinemas on September 6. If they are bold enough to dare, IMAX cinemas are the ideal way for fans to experience the horror film of the year.  The combination of IMAX immersive sound, the clearest images, brighter colours and the largest screens – IMAX is the ultimate haunted house.

IMAX  Tickets will go on sale in the UK on Friday 16th August.

The IMAX release of IT Chapter Two will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customised cinema geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

 

Stephen King Getting Comic Book Makeover

IDW Publishing is proud to announce the early 2020 launch of Sleeping Beauties, a captivating comic book series based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King and Owen King. Author Rio Youers (The Forgotten Girl) and artist Alison Sampson (Winnebago Graveyard) will adapt the rich narrative of Sleeping Beauties to a ten-issue limited series under the watchful gaze of Stephen and Owen.

“We are so excited about Rio and Alison’s vision for Sleeping Beauties,” says Owen King. “We’ve been fans of Rio’s for years and Alison’s artwork is simply extraordinary. IDW couldn’t have found a better pairing.”

To which co-author Stephen King adds, “We’re looking forward to seeing our work in this exciting format.”

Sleeping Beauties explores a world where women have sunken into a deep, cocooned slumber, their dreams taking them to an idyllic other place. They can only wake if disturbed, which results in violent, feral behavior. Meanwhile, the men have inherited the Earth, their society devolving into barbarism. Provocative and absorbing, Sleeping Beauties is a gripping dark fantasy of gender dynamics, individuality, and toxic masculinity.

“To work on anything with the King name attached is surreal, dizzying, and somewhat terrifying,” says Youers. “As soon as my feet touch terra firma, I will focus on my goal: to stay true to the novel’s spirit, and to deliver a page-turning, visually impacting experience that will appeal to readers of both Stephen and Owen King’s fiction, and to comics fans the world over.”

“I’m thrilled to be able to work on Sleeping Beauties,” says Sampson. “The story is very suggestive for interesting art, with magical themes interwoven through a very real place setting in Appalachia, and the opportunity to draw some truly diverse people. Places, spaces, gender, bodies, character, relationships, political themes, emotions, a challenging (and almost certainly innovative) design job, and a great story – it’s all here. I cannot wait to share what we are making.”

“There was something magical about the combination of Stephen King’s and Owen King’s specific skills on the pages of the Sleeping Beauties novel, an alchemy that resulted in a story so of the moment and yet so timeless,” says IDW President & Publisher, Chris Ryall. “Rio and Allison are fashioning a graphic retelling that synthesizes that same sense of wonder while very much making the comic its own thing entirely. We’re ecstatic to be doing this with all involved.”

Stephen King 11/22/63

Stephen King, the contemporary US master of horror? has a Rowlingesquely mammouth 960 page must buy novel coming out in November 2011.

The subject? Time travel + Kennedy assasination. Hardly original, Doctor Who has covered this, even RED DWARF has covered this subject. So what will the King bring to the party? 900 pages of gripping novel, and a 60 page let down ending? Time will tell.

PS will it be renamed 22/11/63 for the UK audience?

Synopsis of 11/22/63 by Stephen King

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? Stephen King?s heart-stoppingly dramatic new novel is about a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination?a thousand page tour de force.

Following his massively successful novel Under the Dome, King sweeps readers back in time to another moment?a real life moment?when everything went wrong: the JFK assassination. And he introduces readers to a character who has the power to change the course of history.

Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students?a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning?s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.

Not much later, Jake?s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane?and insanely possible?mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake?s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake?s life?a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.best.

2 Exclusive HAVEN Videos

UK premiere series HAVEN, inspired by Stephen King?s The Colorado Kid, is set to launch in the UK in October ? making its debut on Syfy and Syfy HD.

scifind.com has 2 exclusive video clips of HAVEN right now:

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Clips exclusive to scifind until 29th September 2010
Deep in the heart of Maine, Haven is a place where the cursed have gathered for generations to lead normal lives. Only now those curses have started to come back. Enter FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose). Each week, her investigations will try to keep these supernatural forces at bay as she slowly unravels the many mysteries of Haven ? including her own roots to this extraordinary place. Among the people who cross Audrey?s path along the way are local cop Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant) and the mysterious and charming Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour).

Each suspense-filled episode focuses on Audrey?s investigation of a single afflicted individual. It?s a rollercoaster ride as Audrey and Nathan make new discoveries about the people in the town and come up with unexpected solutions.

The 13 x one-hour episodes kick off at 10pm on Thursday 7th October, airing weekly. Syfy is available on Sky 129 & HD 214, Virgin 135 & HD 165 and TalkTalk 22.

Quick Random Update

Red Dwarf:

3 Easter Specials – they have ditched the improv / no props / no sets part. They can be seen easter 2009 on DAVE.

Stephen Kings IT

Warner is bringing Stephen King’s “It” to the big screen, hopefully Tim Curry will be considered for the role as Pennywise again. Cannot see anyone else doing it.

Anyone else watching the Japanese Spider-Man TV Series on Marvel.com?

Check it out here.

Stephen King: The Mist DVD

The Mist
The Mist

I saw this the other day for the first time, picking it up at the bargain proce of under a tenner – for a new DVD that isnt bad these days.

Seeing the name Stephen King and thought it would be worth checking out. I missed the Cinema release and I am very glad that I have seen this film.

Believeing it to simply be a Monsters In The Mist horror as I had assumed from glancing a few trailers I was shocked to see that this is much more than a monster movie. Indeed the monsters are a byline the real story comes from interactions within an unusally big crowd of people, trapped in a supermarket as a dense paranormal mist decends on the small town of Castle Rock in America.

The underplaying of the monsters is slightly upset by the a couple of scenes where they are shown in their full CG glory, where as (in my opinion) details of the monsters, flying, spider of mass of tenticles should have been kept to a minimum as their overexposure and some monster movie set pieces does slightly impeed the flow of an otherwise tense movie.

The key to this movie is a double edged sword, there is a brave and key departure from the common horror movie and one that means that this is one of those films you will never forget. If you are lucky you will have avoided spoilers and can watch this film without knowing what happens throughout the passsage of this movie. The reverse side of this is that once you have watched this film and taken the JOURNEY INTO HORROR (to use a B Movie type poster slogan) that is it, will you want to revisit this film.

On the 2 disc there is the Black And White version of the movie, as the director wanted the film to be cscreened in cinemas (a battle he lost unfortunatly). So maybe there is scope to re watch this movie in that different light that should empower the film and push the CGI monsters more into the background.