This summer, King on Screen, a documentary about the novels of horror icon Stephen King will be released in select theaters. The Walking Dead universe has excellent representation in the film with original showrunner Frank Darabont and director and SFX guru Greg Nicotero.
Dark Star Pictures acquired the rights to Daphné Baiwir’s King on Screen, which will feature interviews with directors who have adapted Stephen King’s novel for the screen. More than 80 of King’s works have been adapted into unique works that have entertained horror fans for years. The purpose of this 90-minute documentary is to take a deep dive into what makes King the King of Horror and the Master of Characters psychology and more from the perspective of those who created the adaptations.
The documentary will feature directors, actors, and crew members who worked on the projects and focus on the process of taking his works from page to screen. Darabont famously adapted The Mist and The Shawshank Redemption, and others who will be featured include Mike Flanagan (Gerald’s Game, Doctor Sleep), Tom Holland (Thinner, The Langoliers), Mick Garris (The Stand, Sleepwalkers) and Taylor Hackford (Dolores Claiborne, Ray).
Others featured include Dee Wallace (Cujo), Tim Curry (It), Jeff Beesley (Dolan’s Cadillac), Josh Boone (The Stand), Fraser C. Heston (Needful Things), and Greg Nicotero (Creepshow).
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King on Screen – a celebration of Stephen King’s work
The King on Screen documentary is a celebration of the accomplishments of King during his lengthy career. He has had many highs and lows throughout his career and life, including overcoming substance abuse and a near-fatal car accident.
King on Screen will see a limited theatrical release on Aug. 11, with on Demand and Blu-ray releasing Sept. 8.