Stephen King documentary set for theatrical release

Dark Star Pictures has acquired the North American rights to Stephen King’s documentary film King on Screen and is planning a theatrical release

Brian de Palma got the ball rolling with his film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel carrie…and since then, over fifty filmmakers have taken the helm on more than eighty film and television adaptations of King. The many adaptations of King’s work are the focus of the King-sanctioned documentary king on screenDirector: Daphne Baiwir (The rebellious Olivia De Havilland) that we heard about as it geared up for its Fantastic Fest premiere last year. Now meeting reports that Dark Star Pictures has acquired the distribution rights for North America king on screen. They plan to give the documentary a theatrical release sometime in the year late summerwith a digital release to follow in the fall.

With a running time of 105 minutes, king on screen offers A look at the majority of directors who have adapted his work for the screen to show this unique relationship. Pictured is Frank Darabont, leader of The Shawshank Redemption, as well as Mick Garris, Mike Flanagan, Greg Nicotero and more.

Baiwir said this about the documentary: “I’m so glad we managed to collect such outstanding names for king on screen, who gave such an insight into King’s work and his journey to the big screen. Featuring celebrated directors and the acclaimed actors who have worked with us to recreate some of the iconic looks and situations of King’s adaptations as the documentary’s introduction, including Jeffrey DeMunn, James Caan, Tim Curry, Amy Irving, Dee Wallace and Carel Struycken, the experience was amazing!

Dark Star Pictures President Michael Repsch said of the distribution deal: “Daphné has done a spectacular job showcasing the talented filmmakers who have brought the work of Stephen King to life in moving images. As a lifelong King fan, I couldn’t be more excited to bring this film to audiences across North America and have it as part of the Dark Star family.

I’m a huge fan of King’s stories and many of their adaptations, so I’m looking forward to it king on screen. Are you interested in this documentary and are you happy that Dark Star will handle the North American release? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

StephenKing Stephen King documentary set for theatrical release

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