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Stephen King Lets Another One Fly

Those who continue against reason to believe that the next great Stephen King adaptation might be just around the corner have new kindling for their ill-conceived hopes. According to the Z review, "1408," from King's "Everything's Eventual" collection, is destined for the marquee treatment.

It's not a lengthy work, but nor was "Children of the Corn" or "Trucks," and look how well they turned out as movies. Okay, bad examples. But at least it's not as if someone were remaking "Creepshow" or something. Oops! I almost forgot about this.

Listen, the best Stephen King films that will ever exist have already been made. "Carrie," "The Dead Zone," "The Shining," "Misery," "The Shawshank Redemption," "The Dark Half," "Christine," "Stand by Me." What's left that could possibly top anything on that list? "The Eyes of the Dragon"? Maybe. But in case the Day of Jubilation never comes, we might as well get the popcorn popping and enjoy the B-grade King films for what they are, because there are bound to be plenty more of them.--Pete Mesling


Posted by Pete on October 26, 2005 11:28 PM
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Maybe an enterprising producer will turn "On Writing" into a feature film ;)

-- Posted by: mac at October 28, 2005 7:15 PM

Oh come now, there are many King tales that could make a good mark on the cinema yet.

I think you're right with Eyes of the Dragon, there's Talisman on the way too. What about the Dark Tower series - certainly a huge epic, but it could be done.

-- Posted by: Richard at October 29, 2005 2:23 PM

I always wondered how a movie version of The Mist would turn out. It was far and away my favorite story from his collections. I've always assumed it would be terrible on film. Hence my confusion as to why they haven't attempted it yet. :)

Speaking of Creepshow, they did a decent version of The Raft in that. Do we think they'll do story for story in the remake?

-- Posted by: Shannon at November 15, 2005 3:18 PM

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