Remakes of classic films are the current cash cow, much to the disdain of most movie fans. The newest film to get the treatment is Carrie, the film about a teenage firestarter. But how is it? Is it the rare good remake, or should it go back to the closet?
The remake of ‘Carrie’ starring Chloe Moretz and Julienne Moore hits theaters next March, and here’s the first teaser trailer and poster. THEY’RE ALL GONNA LAUGH AT YOU!
I’m more of a Terry Pratchett’s Discworld fan…Vimes is way more awesome than Roland. But for the many here that may be a King fan, here’s a flow chart of his stories.
Stephen King’s many, many novels have been turned into many, many movies, but one notable exception up until now is ‘TheEyes of the Dragon’, King’s 1987 foray into fantasy. Don’t worry though, kids… SyFy’s got this.
Chloe Moretz first wowed audiences as Hit Girl in the film adaptation of Kick-Ass and since then she’s starred in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo and is acting alongside Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. And now it looks like she may be playing the role of Carrie White in a remake of the classic 1976 film Carrie, based on the Stephen King novel.
After Ron Howard spent months and months negotiating with Universal to make a Dark Tower movie trilogy, the movie studio eventually bailed, leaving the tale of the Gunslinger in limbo. But now it appears that Warner Bros has picked up the project and is going forward with it like a champ. And yes, Javier Bardem is still on board.
The great thing about time travel is that since it’s a non-existant technology in our current time stream, it’s something that people can make up rules for to whatever suits their needs. Whether it’s Doctor Who, Twelve Monkeys, The Time Machine or Timecop, everyone has their own time travel rules, and Stephen King is no exception in his new novel 11/22/63 about a man who travels back in time to try and stop the Kennedy assassination.
The original, incredibly ambitious plan for the live action Dark Tower adaptation was to include three films and a TV series to bridge the gaps, but that turned out to be too expensive for Universal. Speaking with MTV today, producer Brian Grazer said that it’s now one movie and an HBO TV series, which honestly sounds like a pretty good deal.
Stephen King’s The Stand is coming to the big screen, and it looks like the man behind the camera will be none other than Ben Affleck. Wait now, don’t hate— Ben Affleck is a good director. But for The Stand? Well, he’s got to break out of his own gritty Boston dramas at some point.
Out of Stephen King’s entire massive body of work, The Shining could be considered one of his signature works, in no small part to the Stanley Kubrick film adaptation. And yesterday, King officially announced that he was working on a sequel to the 1977 novel called Dr. Sleep.