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Idris Elba Explains The Lure Of The Dark Tower


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The film has been in the works for more than a decade, and its path to the cinema has been rocky. The first hurdle came with the casting of Idris Elba in the lead role, which sparked a social media outcry that the character isn't black. King himself weighed into this debate. "Honestly, I didn't care what colour he was as long as he could command the screen, draw fast and shoot straight," the author said.

Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in The Dark TowerIdris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in The Dark Tower

For his part, Elba was intrigued by playing a character from a King novel. "I was excited to sign on for the role because he does create complex, well-rounded characters with a lot of depth," the actor says. "And Roland Deschain in particular is a character that has a massive, massive journey throughout the book series. Yes, I want the fans to be satisfied by the character I portray, but the wonderful thing with being an actor in film is that I am able to interpret the character. And I hope the fans are proud of our interpretatiom.

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Stephen King Won't Write 'Castle Rock' Hulu Series


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When a surprise trailer dropped earlier this year, teasing the existence of a new television series called 'Castle Rock' which would be based on some of the workings of Stephen King, fans of the writer got excited about which stories would be told within the setting; the same one used by King for the location of a number of his novels, short stories and novellas.

Stephen King won't write on the 'Castle Rock' TV seriesStephen King won't write on the 'Castle Rock' TV series

Set to explore the themes and canon that King has set out in the past, the show comes from J.J. Abrams and his production company Bad Robot, with 10 episodes ordered for American streaming service Hulu. Melanie Lynskey, André Holland, Bill Skarsgård, Jane Levy and Sissy Spacek have all been announced to star in the series, but now King has revealed he won't actually be writing on the show.

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Idris Elba And Tom Taylor Make Quite The Team In 'The Dark Tower' Trailer


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The full trailer for Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' has finally been unveiled, seeing Idris Elba, Matthew Mcconaughey and Tom Taylor in the lead roles. It's a dark blend of fantasy, sci-fi and traditional western, which is what makes it one of the most exciting films of the year. 

Idris Elba and Tom Taylor team up for 'The Dark Tower'Idris Elba and Tom Taylor team up for 'The Dark Tower'

Idris Elba plays the formidable Gunslinger in Nikolaj Arcel's adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling series of novels, with Matthew McConaughey as the evil Man in Black and Tom Taylor as the Gunslinger's unlikely 11-year-old quest partner Jake Chambers. 

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'The Mist' Series Trailer Follows Life Outside The Grocery Store


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Our first look at the forthcoming series adaptation of Stephen King's popular novella 'The Mist' has finally arrived in the form of a gripping trailer for Spike TV. The 10 episode first season is set to air this summer, but this isn't just about a small town grocery store anymore.

 'The Mist' comes to Spike TV this June'The Mist' comes to Spike TV this June

Created by Danish filmmaker Christian Torpe ('Rita', 'Silent Heart'), who also directs the first episode alongside Adam Bernstein, this new adaptation of 'The Mist' follows the lives of various people within a terror-struck small town. It comes ten years after the critically acclaimed Frank Darabont film adaptation was released starring Marcia Gay Harden, Toby Jones and Thomas Jane. 

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Will 'The Dark Tower' And 'It' Match Up To The Stephen King Movie Classics?


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With the release of 'The Dark Tower' imminent, as well as the new trailer for the 'It' reboot making the rounds, it seems that Stephen King is back in fashion. His novels and short stories have always been a source of great interest for filmmakers and TV series creators, so it's always thrilling to see a new adaptation.

Here are just a few of our favourite Stephen King movie adaptations:

Jack Nicholson starred in 'The Shining'Jack Nicholson starred in 'The Shining'

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What To Expect From Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' [Pictures]


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The forthcoming adaptation of Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' series is coming this summer starring Matthew Mcconaughey and Idris Elba, but it's not your regular kind of adaptation. The movie will act as something of a sequel to the book series, with some familiar characters and an all new story.

Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba in The Dark TowerMatthew McConaughey and Idris Elba star in 'The Dark Tower'

We really hope this idea of continuing a novel saga in film catches on - 'Harry Potter' is kind of halfway there. 'The Dark Tower' continues on from events in the seventh and final book of Stephen King's saga of the same name (though a prequel was released in 2012 entitled 'The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole' that was meant to become the fifth novel); a series which he has more than once described as his magnum opus.

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Who Should Play Pennywise In Stephen King's 'It' Reboot?


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A re-boot for one of the scariest Stephen King films ever released, 'It', is finally coming next year with Andrés Muscietti named as director. However, there's no-one yet attached to the lead villain role of evil shape-shifting clown Pennywise. So who do you think should play him?

Will Poulter from 'The Revenant' was originally in talks for the part, but news has emerged that he has backed out. There's no word yet on whether or not Tim Curry will reprise the role, though it's definitely unlikely as much as we'd love to see him back. Let's look at the specs: Pennywise has his insane laugh, wide smile, gruff voice and is largely humorous. So who could rock those traits the best?

Jim CarreyJim Carrey has clowned around plenty of times before

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'Green Room' Tops Our List Of 2016's Most Exciting Horrors


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This year is quite the year for horror. We've already seen a good handful of epic chillers and it's not stopping there. Stephen King's 'Cell' is the latest movie to be announced for release later this year, but here's a look at what we've seen so far and what's to come this summer. 

Green RoomMeet the band in exhilarating horror 'Green Room'

1. Green Room - Patrick Stewart as a ruthless psychopath determined to murder a punk band may seem an unlikely concept but that's what makes this nerve shredding horror (directed by Jeremy Saulnier of 'Blue Ruin') so grippingly intense. When a band shows up at neo-Nazi bar for a show, they unwittingly find themselves witnesses to a brutal murder - and now they're next on the hitlist. Alongside Patrick Stewart, the movie also stars Joe Cole from 'Peaky Blinders', '28 Weeks Later' actress Imogen Poots and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star Anton Yelchin.

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Stephen King's 'It' Gets A Reboot For 2017


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There's a lot of Stephen King to look forward to over the next few months; his horror tales consistently make good movies, so much so that sometimes you gotta make them again. Pennywise the evil clown is returning next year in a re-boot of 'It'.

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Many might confess that the last Stephen King character they want to see again is Pennywise; once was enough for a lifetime of nightmares. Nonetheless, this 1990 Primetime Emmy winner is such a popular fear flick that it's being given a modern makeover - we just wonder how they're going to improve on the vision of terror that is that darned clown. It's probably a fact that nobody has booked a clown for their kid's birthday since 1990. Probably.

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The Witch And 9 More Epic Occult Horror Films


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The directorial feature debut of Robert Eggers has put the scariness back into witch culture with a critically-acclaimed slow-burning horror that even had Stephen King terrified. 'The Witch' doesn't rely on jumpy moments or grotesque imagery, merely unsettling scenery and a menacing film score. It's a precious release for the horror genre, because genuinely enjoyable (and scary) occult-based films are very few and far between.

We've racked our brains to think of ten of the best witch horrors of all time:

Anya Taylor Joy in The Witch'The Witch' is the horror film to beat this year

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Stephen King - Celebrities outside the Ed Sullivan Theater for 'The Late Show With David Letterman' - New York, NY, United States - Wednesday 5th June 2013

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Stephen King

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21st September, 1947

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