Warner Bros have unveiled the first trailer for new show Castle Rock.
The ten-episode series will adapt and draw on several of Stephen King’s books and their characters.
Be prepared to see re-imaginings of all the classics, from Carrie and The Shawkshank Redemption, to IT.
Yep, you won’t have to wait until the sequel to get your fix of Pennywise.
The Hollywood Reporter said:
The anthology will weave together characters and themes from those novels that use the Castle Rock location.
Each season will follow a different set of characters and story lines while interjecting themes and specific characters from previous seasons.
Castle Rock, the fictional location in Maine, is the setting for many of King’s most notable works, including Cujo, The Dead Zone, Pet Semetary, Gerald’s Game and IT.
The series will be helmed by J.J Abrams of The Force Awakens fame.
The trailer shows Sissy Spacek, who portrayed Carrie back in 1976 and Bill Skarsgård who reminagined Pennywise in IT.
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It was recently announced that two Stephen King novels are getting reboots.
King spoke with Vulture recently about the prospect of The Stand being made into a TV show and Salem’s Lot being transformed into a movie.
There’s talk about doing The Stand as an extended TV series, possibly for Showtime or CBS All Access.
And there’s been some interest in developing Salem’s Lot as a feature, probably because people are saying: “Well, we took an old miniseries called IT and turned it into a phenomenon, so maybe we can do it with something else.”
Nothing succeeds like excess!
King was also asked during the interview how long his stories ‘linger’ with him once he’s finished them.
I care about them all. I care about some of them more as books than as movies. I do have a special place in my heart for a miniseries called Storm of the Century because I thought everything worked there — it was a dream project.
There was another original miniseries I did called Golden Years that I have a place in my heart for, and some of the books like Lisey’s Story and 11/22/63 and Under the Dome mean a lot to me because I can remember writing them in this kind of dream state, feeling like nothing could go wrong.
I keep them all with me, and if somebody asks me about a character or a piece of plot from the books, I’m never in a position — and I bet James Patterson would be in this position — where I’d have to say: “Oh, gee, I don’t remember that at all. It was so long ago!” I remember them all.
They’re all my friends, and some of them are my lovers, if you know what I mean.
New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. announced the sequel to IT will hit theatres, including IMAX locations, on September 6, 2019.
It scared its way to becoming the top-grossing horror film of all time, earning more than $266.1 million domestically and $478.1 million globally to date.
Keep doing you, Steve lad.