Under the Dome by Stephen King at Showtime

Deadline reports that Showtime is going to be the home for the adaptation of Under the Dome, a book by Stephen King. Under the Dome will be developed into a series. Under the Dome is described as: Just down Route 119 in Chester’s Mill, Maine, all hell is about to break loose… On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day, a small town is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and rain down flaming wreckage. A gardener’s hand is severed as the dome descends. Cars explode on impact. Families are separated, and panic mounts. No one can fathom what the barrier is, where it came from, and when — or if — it will go away. Now a few intrepid citizens, led by an Iraq vet turned short-order cook, face down a ruthless politician dead set on seizing the reins of power under the dome. But their main adversary is the dome itself. Because time isn’t just running short. It’s running out.

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Adaptation Finds Its Lit Agent Bag of Bones

Entertainment Weekly reports that A&E’s Bag of Bones miniseries just added a familiar name from Beverly Hills, 90210. Jason Priestley has been cast in the project, playing the main character’s literary agent. Bones is based on a Stephen King novel about a writer (Pierce Brosnan) trying to recover from the death of his wife while staying at their lakeside retreat in Maine, where he begins to realize she still has something to tell him.

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Zombie NYCC 2011 Minimates Exclusive 2-Pack

Zombie minimates

A plague is sweeping the world, one that turns the dead into ferocious, gnawing creatures who desire only to feast on the living. No one is safe, not the doctor who tries to stem the tide of death, and not the biker who counts on his brute strength to save him. They are only the beginning, the first of many. Soon, they will be legion. This two-pack of 2-inch Minimates mini-figures pairs Biker Zombie with Surgeon Zombie, and includes two interchangeable heads and a chainsaw. Limited edition of only 3,000 pieces!

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The Haunted: Hells Reach announced for PC

The Haunted Hells Reach game

Battle your way through the depths of hell as ValuSoft, a division of THQ Inc.,a leading worldwide publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, today announced The Haunted: Hells Reach will be available for PC at major retailers nationwide this October and is scheduled to be available in early 2012 as a download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and also on the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Developed by the 2010 grand prize winner of the ‘$1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest,’ The Haunted: Hells Reach is a third-person survival horror shooter that uses Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3.

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Baltimore: The Curse Bells #2 preview

As Baltimore trespasses through a strange chapel he discovers a haven full of human sacrifices, vampire nuns, and their mysterious prophet!

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Haunt #17 preview

In a moment of desperation, Haunt turns to the one who told him what he was. Andressa knows much about the supernatural, she knows about the existence of Haunt and about The Apparition, but more importantly… she’s knows how to kill it.

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Staff Picks of the Week – 8-31-11

Horror comics

Join us each week as the CM Staff tells you what they are looking forward to most this week in comics.

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I Am Legion TPB review

World War II rages as two supernatural entities pursue collide in a conflict hinged on ideologies and the lives of men. The outcome will decide the end of the war itself! Beneath it all, the Nazi pursue a project called “LEGION,” centering on a young Romanian girl with powerful abilities.

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Tony Todd to direct Catalytic

Variety reports that Candyman and Final Destination star Tony Todd is preparing to step behind the camera for a change, with the thesp set to write and direct genre pic “Catalytic” for newly formed production company Assembly Line.. Assembly Line partners Destin Pfaff, Neal Fischer, Kern Saxton and Suren M. Seron will produce the indie film, which follows a magician as he embarks on a road trip during an impending supernatural apocalypse. “Catalytic,” which is casting, will be the first Assembly Line picture to be written by someone outside of its core of managing members.

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The Secret World beta registration open

Secret World game

Funcom today opened the official beta registration for ‘The Secret World’, the highly anticipated upcoming massively multiplayer online game set in our own, modern-day world. Gamers can now register to be evaluated for participation in the upcoming phases of beta that will be running up to the launch of the game in April 2012. During the next months Funcom will be increasing the number of beta participants gradually.

The launch of the beta registration also signals the start of the first phase ‘The Secret War’, an interactive online experience that engages community members in the conflict between the Templars, the Illuminati, and the Dragon – the three factions in ‘The Secret World’ – even before the game is released.

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