‘Pet Sematary’ Film Adaptation Release Date Announced

By May 26, 2018 Adaptations, News

Stephen King is one of the most prolific writers in the business and is arguably in a league of his own when it comes to the horror genre. King has given us a plethora of creepy tales from Misery to The Shining. Pet Sematary is a particularly grisly tale and has become a must-read for King fans. It was announced that a film adaptation of the book is in the works and it looks like it will hit theatres sooner rather than later.

The film was originally slated to be released on April 19, 2019 but it has been reported by Bloody Disgusting that Paramount has bumped the film up to an April 5 release date. The film is being written and directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch and Jason Clarke has been cast as Louis Creed.

Last year saw the release of a film adaptation of It, which received a great response from critics. The second half is also set to be released next year and will see the kids in the first film return as adults. It certainly looks like 2019 will be a good year for fans of Stephen King!

Hip-Hop version of Romeo and Juliet Coming from Netflix

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Romeo and Juliet has seen quite a few adaptations over the years, some traditional, and some, like Baz Luhrman’s famous 1996 adaptation have been a little more offbeat. Now, Netflix has announced that they are adapting the Shakespeare play with a hip-hop influenced spin.

The new adaptation will be created for Netflix by Solvan “Slick” Naim, and produced by Will Smith. The adaptation is being billed as a contemporary musical film and will be set in the hustle and bustle of the streets of New York.
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George R.R. Martin Debunks Claims He’s Finished Final Game of Thrones Books

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With the final season of Game of Thrones reaching its climax, much speculation has been abound regarding the status of the final two books in the series, which author George R.R. Martin is still working on. Excitement reached breaking point when it was reported that Martin had apparently finished both of the books, but was waiting for the show to finish before publishing them. This, Martin has since confirmed, is completely false.

 

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BBC announces Guy Pearce will star as Ebenezer Scrooge

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The BBC has announced that Guy Pearce will star in the lead role for their adaptation of A Christmas Carol set to air December 2019.

Other stars have already been announced but the actor playing the main character was kept quiet. Screenwriter Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders) has since announced to the BBC that Guy Pearce will play Ebenezer Scrooge alongside Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings), Stephen Graham (Line of Duty) and Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders).

Andy Serkis will play Ghost of Christmas Past and Rutger Hauer (Bladerunner) is the Ghost of Christmas Future, while The Ghost of Christmas Present is yet to be announced.

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Rivers of London to be adapted by Nick Frost and Simon Pegg

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Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London is a book series that blends magic and policing and follows the protagonist, Peter Grant, a probationary police constable who dreams of becoming a detective. Soon, Peter discovers a whole host of criminals, ghosts and wizards in the hidden depths of London and his own magical abilities that allow him to speak to the recently departed.

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