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‘IT: Chapter Two’ Eyes Bill Hader and James McAvoy
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Bill Hader and James McAvoy in IT Chapter 2

We were always going to go back to Derry, Maine, to revisit the sewer-scuttling terror known as Pennywise in IT: Chapter Two. After the success of the first IT, Warner Bros. made it a priority to get a sequel out. Since this was going to take place years after the events of the first movie, director Andy Muschietti would have to recast with adult actors. And that didn’t stop any of us from creating our very own dream cast.

Currently, Jessica Chastain is the only one confirmed for IT: Chapter Two. She would reunite with Muschietti after they worked together on Mama. And now you can add two more.

According to new reports, Bill Hader and James McAvoy are currently in talks to star in IT: Chapter Two. More on the story here below.

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‘IT: Chapter 2’: Jessica Chastain In Talks To Play Beverly In Sequel
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Jessica Chastain

The success of 2017’s IT gave way to countless dream castings of adult actors who would play their child counterparts. Among the top actors fans hoped would join the sequel is Academy Award winner Jessica Chastain, who many hoped would play Beverly.

Now it looks like that dream may come true as Chastain has entered talks to play the older Bev in IT: Chapter 2. More on the story below.

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New Trailer For Stephen King Series ‘Castle Rock’ Released
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Castle Rock

Hulu has released a new teaser trailer for Castle Rock, an upcoming series set in the multiverse author Stephen King has established in his many works.

The new teaser is a bit shorter than the first teaser we saw back in October. But the first teaser was shots from the show set to music, while this one includes new peeks with some actual dialogue thrown into the mix.

You can read a synopsis and check out the trailer below.

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Blu-ray Review: Misery (Collector’s Edition)
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Blu-ray Review: Misery (Collector's Edition)

Misery
Blu-ray (Collector’s Edition)
Director: Rob Reiner
Screenwriter: William Goldman
Cast: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Frances Sternhagen, Richard Farnsworth, Lauren Bacall
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated R | 108 Minutes
Release Date: November 28, 2017

“I’m your number one fan. There’s nothing to worry about. You’re going to be just fine. I will take good care of you. I’m your number one fan.”

Directed by Rob Reiner (This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride) and written by two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All The President’s Men), 1990’s Misery is based on the Stephen King’s 1987 novel of the same name. King, the world’s foremost writer of horror fiction, has had something of a resurgence in popularity lately, with this year’s theatrical releases of The Dark Tower and It, not to mention Netflix’s excellent adaptations of Gerald’s Game and 1922.

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‘Starry Eyes’ Directors Set To Remake Stephen King’s ‘Pet Sematary’
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Pet Sematary

Back in 2010 the writer behind 1408 was hired to work on a remake of Pet Sematary. Obviously that didn’t work out.

Now, after another adaptation of a Stephen King story in IT had great success at the box office, Paramount wants to keep things rolling with another crack at Pet Sematary. To make this happen for them, the studio has hired Starry Eyes directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer to make the movie.

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All Hallows Read: Halloween 2017 Book Recommendations
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All Hallows Read 2017

Fall is here and Halloween is only days away, which means it’s time once again for All Hallows Read! That means “sharing the joy and spreading the terror” of giving and receiving some scary books this Halloween season.

As usual, my book-loving counterparts here at GoD, Olympus Athens and Waerloga69, helped me pull together some reading recommendations for this year’s list. We have titles from Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, and many more, along with some Audiobook picks as well.

See below for our All Hallows Read: Halloween 2017 Book Recommendations…

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Adaptation Of Stephen King’s ‘The Talisman’ In The Works
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The Talisman

Another adaptation of one of the works of Stephen King is in the works. Amblin Entertainment is developing a take on The Talisman, the 1984 novel penned by King and Peter Straub.

Amblin has brought in Josh Boone to get to work writing the adaptation, which follows a young boy on a quest to find a cure for his dying mother.

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‘Castle Rock’ Teaser: New Hulu Series Set In Stephen King Multiverse From JJ Abrams
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Stephen King Castle Rock Hulu Series

Hulu has released a teaser trailer for their upcoming original series Castle Rock, which is set in the Stephen King multiverse and executive produced by J.J. Abrams.

Watch the teaser, which premiered this weekend at New York Comic-Con, here below.

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Stephen King and Owen King Talk “Sleeping Beauties” At Brooklyn Event
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Stephen King Sleeping Beauties

You may have heard of Stephen King. I think he sold a book or two… or 350 million. The world-famous author and his son, fellow author Owen King, packed the St. Ann’s & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn, NY on Tuesday, September 26, as part of an event put on by Books Are Magic, a bookstore in Cobble Hill. We got there for the 8:00 PM event at 4:30 PM, and the line was already wrapped around the block. I asked the group sitting in folding chairs in the front when they got there and the casually responded, 9:30 AM. Introduced by Emma Straub, owner of the bookstore and daughter of King collaborator Peter Straub, the Kings took the stage to raucous applause. The two were there to introduce their latest project, the 700-page novel Sleeping Beauties, as well as take part in a self-led Q&A.

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Movie Review: Gerald’s Game
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Gerald's Game Netflix Carla Gugino Bruce Greenwood

Gerald’s Game
Based on the novel by Stephen King
Written by Jeff Howard and Mike Flanagan
Directed by Mike Flanagan
Starring Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Carel Struycken, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel
Netflix
Released date: September 29, 2017

The new film Gerald’s Game marks the fourth Stephen King adaptation of 2017. This summer’s The Dark Tower was universally panned and flopped at the box office, yet It, conversely, is currently breaking box office records. Mr. Mercedes is a television series on a new platform, AT&T’s Audience Network, while Gerald’s Game landed on Netflix right before Halloween season officially begins. King’s novel Gerald’s Game was published in May 1992 and remained one of the author’s lesser-known works until Netflix optioned it. Directed by Mike Flanagan, one of horror’s up and coming auteurs, who co-wrote the screenplay with collaborator Jeff Howard, the results are a tour-de-force of filmmaking and acting that needs to be watched, albeit from between the fingers of your hand covering your face.

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