Although he is primarily a novelist, there are certain images in film which have sprung from the world of Stephen King’s literary work which will never be forgotten. One of those images is Jack Nicholson’s maniacal grin forcing its way through the splintered shards of a bathroom door. Another is Tim Curry’s greasepainted mug innocently staring up from a rainy gutter. Ranking up there with the best of them is Sissy Spacek’s eye-bulging, freshly blood-spattered grimace in Brian DePalma’s 1976 movie, Carrie. While Jack and Tim have never since returned to the works of Stephen King, Sissy Spacek will return to the world of his storytelling in the form of a major role on the upcoming new series, Castle Rock!
Deadline is reporting that Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez’s comic book Locke and Key is about to get a one hour pilot episode from Hulu to be directed by Dr. Strange’s Scott Derrickson.
Also involved in the project is the producer of Bates Motel and The Strain Carlton Cuse, who “…developed Locke & Key with Hill who wrote the script on spec. The finished script was sent to one director, Derrickson, who came on board right away and, if the pilot goes to series, is expected to stay with the show for the first season and direct multiple episodes before segueing to the Doctor Strange sequel.” Cuse will also serve as showrunner if the pilot turns into a series. read more
You can see the cast Freakish, the upcoming Hulu series from AwesomenessTV, in a Facebook Live behind-the-scenes chat from the set today. It will air 11 a.m. PST. The chat will be available to watch for those who missed it on AwesomenessTV’s Facebook page after the chat ends.
“Freakish” Facebook Live: link
The horror series centers on a group of students who must fight for survival when predatory mutant freaks take over after a meltdown at the local chemical plant. read more
Hulu has picked up the rights to Freakish, from AwesomenessTV. The 10-episode horror series will begin production later this year. The story centers around a group of students from a small-town high school who must fight for their lives after a meltdown at a local chemical plant results in predatory mutant freaks attacking the town. It stars Leo Howard, Liza Koshy, Adam Hicks, Aislinn Paul, Tyler Chase, Meghan Rienks, Melvin Gregg and Hayes Grier, along with Chad L. Coleman, Mary Mouser, and Chachi Gonzales. read more