Stephen King is prolific with a staggering 50+ novels published and countless of his novels and short stories have been turned into films. Sometimes they have turned out to be classics such as Kubrick’s take on The Shining, some are faithful adaptations such as The Shawshank Redemption and others are not so good such as The Running Man.
This year we are seeing a bounty of Stephen King adaptations hitting both the big screen (IT, The Dark Tower) and the small screen (Mr. Mercedes, The Mist) but with all this King content coming at us, how much do you really know about his adaptations? As a huge King fan, I’m ashamed to say that I don’t know a lot about his adaptations or even just how much of his work had been adapted to another medium.
I for one, didn’t know that he directed Maximum Overdrive (a fun movie, but definitely not a good movie) or that he let new filmmakers purchase the rights to make movies of his books for only a dollar.
If you want to know more about the master of horror and how some of his movies made their way to the big screen then check out the excellent video from ScreenCrush embedded above.