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    Lisey's Story

    I'll be damned. So a Stephen King novel- a great and underrated one, Lisey's Story, is being adapted for a limited series on Apple plus, BY Stephen King himself.
    King wrote the scripts and JJ Abrams is producing. The director is named Pablo Larraín, and, hell's bells, this looks GOOD.

    I just saw the full trailer a few minutes ago as a commercial on YouTube, but I can't find it anywhere. But it actually looks GREAT.

    It stars Julianne Moore and Clive Owen.

    King is 73. That book is supposedly very personal to him, and it seemed to, me, to be about a "version" of King himself, and his own death. This might be a big one for the constant readers among us.
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    Annnnd, trailer actually dropped, an hour ago. Check it out.
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    I actually haven't read Lisey's Story. Maybe I should check that out.

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    OK, it looks good, but so do a lot of trailers. Didn't people here really like new Mortal Kombat trailer?
    With a Stephen King movie, you never. ever. let yourself be excited in advance because more often than not it will end up being huge disappointment.

    Lisey's Story is probably my favorite later SK book (as in post-Dark Tower era), but I always considered un-filmable. It's just too fucking weird for your average horror story.

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    I'm interested, i liked the book, but yes, with a Stephen King story you never know ..."Doctor Sleep" was ok, but the new "Pet Sematary" was terrible, so i guess we'll have to wait.

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    @fillow and @henryeatscereal , this one has ONE huge difference, though. Stephen King wrote the adaptation himself, and even the scripts, for all eight episodes. This has never been done before, to my knowledge. If it doesn't come out right, HE fucked it up: this isn't someone else's take on it.

    So, I'm actually letting myself get excited for this one. Consider the pseudo autobiographical nature of that weird ass book, and King's age: I THINK he may be trying to do something really special here.

    Edit: but, trust me. I know what you mean. The last great SK adaptation was called The Green Mile. Aside from that, there's Shawshank, and Secret Window. That's pretty much it for me, at least in the past, idk, 25 years. BUT, those worked because they BARELY strayed from the source material. With this, again, King himself wrote the show.
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    been a long time since I read the book. Unsure as to whether I should re-read beforehand because usually all that does is make me more aware of changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    been a long time since I read the book. Unsure as to whether I should re-read beforehand because usually all that does is make me more aware of changes.
    I'm not re-reading it. I'm with you on that.

    I DO remember "BOOL!" and "the long thing with the piebald side." That shit was genuinely disturbing to me. But, yeah, it's been about 15 years. Even if it's King making the changes his damn self, I don't wanna notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    @fillow and @henryeatscereal , this one has ONE huge difference, though. Stephen King wrote the adaptation himself, and even the scripts, for all eight episodes. This has never been done before, to my knowledge. If it doesn't come out right, HE fucked it up: this isn't someone else's take on it.
    As long as he isn't directing, all is good!, lol

    But seriously i prefer King's adaptations in the series format, actually i loved the "11/22/63" miniseries they did a few years ago, might be one of my favorite King's adaptations ever!
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    Even cooler, Warp Records producer Clark aka Christopher Clark did the score.

    He's doing more and more film scores. He did music for the film Daniel Isn't Real and TV mini series Rellik, The Last Panthers, and National Treasure: Kiri.
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3319460...?ref_=m_ttfc_5
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    I've yet to be disappointed with ANYTHING I've watched on Apple TV+ . Though I am unfamiliar with the source material, I am looking forward to this show simply because I know it will be quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by versusreality View Post
    I've yet to be disappointed with ANYTHING I've watched on Apple TV+ . Though I am unfamiliar with the source material, I am looking forward to this show simply because I know it will be quality.
    I think we're getting into "final statement" territory. King wrote this thing after coming home from a lengthy hospital stay, from when that van crashed into him and nearly killed him.
    And, one VERY simple way of describing the plot of this book is that it's about the aftermath of the death of the world's most famous horror writer, and an intense examination of his marriage.
    King says it's his favorite and most personal of his books.
    He'd BEEN trying to get someone to adapt it for several years.
    And he finally said "fuck it, I'll do it myself."

    All of this together makes me think that this will be REALLY deep and moving.

    And, good god: if this works, do I dare to hope we might get an SK penned Dark Tower adaptation?

    I can't imagine a world without SK. I've read everything he's ever written, and his books are literally my favorite things in the world: they're more important to me than any album, movie, book or TV show.

    I just hope this isn't THE final statement. But I'm almost certain he's in that headspace.

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