By the looks of it, fans of the mighty Stephen King won’t want to miss Daphné Baiwir’s King On Screen. The documentary looks at the plethora of the literary legend’s screen adaptations from the perspective of the people who made them – and that’s an incredible roster of filmmakers. Baiwir’s documentary includes interviews with the distinguished likes of Frank Darabont, Mick Garris, Mike Flanagan, Tom Holland, Vincenzo Natali, Greg Nicotero, Mark L. Lester, Dee Wallace, Tim Curry and James Caan.
I’m looking forward to catching King On Screen opens in U.S. cinemas on August 11, 2023.
1976, Brian de Palma directs Carrie, the first novel by Stephen King. Since then, more than 50 directors have adapted the master of horror’s books, in more than 80 films and series, making him the most adapted author alive in the world. What’s so fascinating about him that filmmakers cannot stop adapting his works? King On Screen reunites the filmmakers that have adapted Stephen King‘s books for cinema and TV, including Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Walking Dead), Tom Holland (The Langoliers, Chucky), Mick Garris (The Stand, Sleepwalkers) and Taylor Hackford (Dolores Claiborne, Ray). It is a movie made for the fans and with the fans, led by an international ambition.