THE IT FACTORY
The huge success of It has inspired a full-on Stephen King resurgence. Here’s what’s on the horizon
Take a variety of characters from the King ‘universe’ and mix them together in one prestige, psychohorror TV show. Sissy Spacek, Scott Glenn and Bill Skarsgård (aka Pennywise) all star.
IT: CHAPTER TWO
It director Andy Muschietti is returning to Derry to adapt the other half of King’s colossal novel, which focuses on The Losers’ Club once they’re all grown up, in 2019.
This long-in-development-hell ‘remake’ of the King favourite about the grave dangers of bringing back the dead recently got resurrected by Paramount. Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes) are on board as directors.
King’s 2014 novel about a Dr Frankenstein-like faith healer is in development at Michael De Luca Productions with Josh Boone (The New Mutants) as director.
Arguably the best-loved King novel to remain unadapted (though co-written with Peter Straub), this parallel-world-hopping quest is being produced by Frank Marshall for Amblin Entertainment.
The sequel to The Shining, picking up with
Danny Torrance 30-odd years after his stay at
The Overlook Hotel, is being adapted by Akiva Goldsman (Batman & Robin, A Beautiful Mind), with King himself in an executive producer role.
Another new take on a previously adapted novel (Drew Barrymore starring in 1984). Jason Blum, the producer behind Get Out and Split, is driving it forward, with Akiva Goldsman (him again) directing.