Stephen King was in my neck of the woods this past week, when he returned to Sarasota, FL. and gave a sold out book signing in the town. I was unable to go and I am still more than a little upset about the matter...
Anyhow, the local Herald Tribune covered the event and caught some choice bis from King's interview, including his thoughts on the upcoming adaptation of his most popular novel series THE DARK TOWER.
Stephen King on THE DARK TOWER:
And I've seen 'The Dark Tower' and that's terrific."
Another interesting bit of news stuck in there was that "Netflix will also make two films adapting his novel "Gerald's Game" and novella "1922," both of which King has seen and said are terrific." Yet two more adaptations King says are terrific. The man sure knows when to flex his vocabulary. (He also likes IT.)
Anyway, while I am aware of GERALD'S GAME, and count down the days until I can see the new Mike Flanagan flick, what I find interesting is Netflix has a movie adaptation of King's novella 1922 finished - well, finished enough to have shown a cut to King himself.
For those unfamiliar with King's novella 1922, it is about a farmer in Nebraska who manipulates his teenaged son into murdering his own mother. The novella was featured in the collection FULL DARK, NO STARS. I didn't even know they were filming that adaptation. Huh... guess I've been too wrapped up in IT news. (For the record, we covered 1922 HERE.)
THE DARK TOWER is directed by Nikolaj Arcel and stars Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Fran Kranz, Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick, and Abbey Lee. The film hits July 28th.