Stephen King Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

22nd February 2016

Tweet: "Oh, look! A rabid coyote with bad hair won the South Carolina primary! Please clap!" Author Stephen King gives his no-holds-barred opinion on Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump's triumph on Saturday (20Feb16).

3rd June 2015

Fact: Oscar-nominated A ROYAL AFFAIR filmmaker NIKOLAJ ARCEL is in talks to rewrite and direct a planned movie adaptation of the first novel in Stephen King's thriller series THE DARK TOWER. The Danish director has long been a fan of the books - he taught himself how to speak and read English so he could enjoy the stories in the author's native tongue, according to Ron Howard had previously been tapped to bring The Dark Tower to life on the big screen but the deal with Universal Pictures fell through in 2011 and bosses at Sony Pictures subsequently picked up the rights to the franchise, which was first released in 1982.

3rd May 2015

Tweet: "Ruth Randell's (sic) death is a huge loss. So sorry to hear she passed on." Author Stephen King pays tribute to British crime writer RUTH RENDELL following her death on Saturday (02May15), aged 85.

14th January 2015

Fact: Producer/writer David E. Kelley has been tapped to adapt Stephen King's detective novel Mr. Mercedes for the small screen.

20th May 2014

Fact: Acclaimed author Stephen King is set to make a cameo in the upcoming second season premiere of the Tv adaptation of his novel Under The Dome. King will also write the episode. The series debuted in the U.S. last year (13) to record-breaking ratings.

24th May 2013

Quote: "She'll say, 'Here, you've done this before. This sucks. This is dumb.' There's no soft landing with Tabby, and that's fine. (My sons) both dedicated their first novels to her, so it means a lot." Author Stephen King on using his wife Tabitha to check his work. His novelist sons also take their writings to mum.

30th April 2013

Fact: Director J.J. Abrams has been tipped to adapt author Stephen King's book Jfk for the small screen. The Star Trek filmmaker is in talks to take charge of the Tv project, about a divorced teacher who uses a time machine to try and prevent the assassination of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy in November, 1963. The planned series will be produced via his Bad Robot company, reports

21st March 2013

Fact: Horror writer Stephen King and his wife Tabitha have agreed to donate $3 million (£1.9 million) to a campaign to overhaul their hometown library in Bangor, Maine if $6 million (£3.75 million) is raised from other sources.

24th September 2012

Fact: William Goldman, the man who adapted Stephen King's thriller Misery for the big screen has now reworked the story for the stage. The play will open at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania, beginning on 24 November (12).

20th July 2011

Fact: Universal Pictures bosses have scrapped plans to adapt horror author Stephen King's The Dark Tower books. Last year (10) Ron Howard signed up to direct a trilogy of films and a TV series based on the 1982 book, but studio bosses were unable to confirm an acceptable budget by a 15 July (11) deadline.

31st December 2009

Quote: "At my screening of THE ROAD, I actually heard the projectionist sobbing." Author and Entertainment Weekly columnist Stephen King in his end-of-year best films list. The writer has named The Hurt Locker ahead of The Last House on The Left and The Road as his movie of 2009.

3rd June 2009

Quote: "I haven't seen anything like that ever. So I wanted to be the girl who did it." Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli jumped at the chance to do a near-naked photoshoot for men's magazine Esquire with an excerpt from horror writer Stephen King's novel MORALITY scrawled in paint across her bare skin. The edgy cover shoot features in the July (09) edition of the publication.

5th February 2009

Quote: "The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good." Author Stephen King doesn't think TWILIGHT writer STEPHENIE MEYER is on a par with Harry Potter creator J.K. ROWLING.

16th January 2009

Quote: "My wish is that 2009 will be the year Amy Winehouse gets it right." Author Stephen King on his hopes for British singer Winehouse.

4th January 2008

Quote: "I had a great year and, as always, it starts with the people who read the books. It was especially nice to hear from you this year because I turned 60 and I finally had to kill my teddy bear." Horror writer Stephen King posts a New Year thank you message to fans on his website.

12th November 2007

Fact: Horror novelist Stephen King recently stripped off for a free meal at a U.S. restaurant. Maine's Black Frog cafe which offers a "naked lunch" deal to any customers who jump into a nearby lake.

21st May 2007

Fact: Horror writer Stephen King's favourite song of all-time is the Sex Pistols' ANARCHY IN THE U.K.

27th February 2007

Fact: LATEST: Horror writer Stephen King was so thrilled with the idea of MISSION: Impossible III director J.J. ABRAMS making the movie adaptation of his latest work THE DARK TOWER he sold him an option on the film rights for $19 (GBP9.70).

10th November 2006

Fact: Horror writer Stephen King celebrated his first promotional visit to the UK for a decade by joining British acid house blues band Alabama 3 on stage for a jam session.

3rd August 2006

Fact: George Clooney is set to star in a remake of Stephen King fright-fest PET CEMETERY.

5th April 2006

Quote: "People say I must be a horrible person but it's not true. I have the heart of a little boy in a jar on my desk." Horror writer Stephen King denies a warped personality.

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