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Stephen King hints at bringing The Stand and Salem’s Lot to the screen (again) and other projects…

September 29th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Ok, so Stephen King is REALLY in fashion again….

IT, The Dark Tower, Mr Mercedes, Castle Rock, Gerald’s Game, the world’s greatest living writer is EVERYWHERE.

And it’s not over yet!

Speaking to Vulture, King teased work that is ongoing to try to get two of his greatest works up and running: The Stand and Salem’s Lot: “There’s talk about doing The Stand as an extended TV series, possibly for Showtime or CBS All Acces. 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!”

The Stand was very nearly a Josh Boone movie until recently (here) but, given the scope of the tale, a TV series would work better we reckon.

On top of that he also said that Insomnia could still become a virtual reality series (we’re not sure, there’s no point in lying) and: “There’s talk about another thing, an animated feature, but I can’t tell you anything further — it’s a secret. That looks like it might happen.”

It looks like the master of horror is planning on tormenting us well into the future on screen as well as on paper and that’s just fine with us.

Are we reading too much into it if we point out that The Dark Tower, IT, Insomnia, The Stand and Salem’s Lot are all VERY connected in King’s literature universe? Nerds can dream, right?

What do you all think?

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….