Stephen King’s “The Long Walk” to be Produced by New Line Cinema

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Stephen King is hot again, thanks to the unexpected smash success of 2017’s It, which grossed $700 million worldwide. Among the upcoming remakes of proven King hits comes one new property: The Long Walk.
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We’re going to be seeing a lot of Stephen King in the next few years. Paramount is in the process of remaking Pet Semetary, to be directed by the team of Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes ). Universal Studios is pursuing a remake of The Tommyknockers to be produced by James Wan (The Conjuring, Saw) and Roy Lee (Blair Witch, Death Note, It).

 

The Long Walk CoverOften referred to as a Hunger Games precursor, The Long Walk is set in a future dystopian America. An annual walking contest forces 100 teens to . . . well, walk – without stopping and obeying draconian rules – until only one remains alive to receive the prize. The film, like the book, will follow 16-year-old Raymond Garraty and the teens with whom he walks. Photo Credit: Gallery Books / Simon and Schuster Publishing

According to a story in the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Brothers’ New Line Cinema division, which made the big-screen version of Stephen King’s It, has brought in James Vanderbilt (who was behind the Robert Redford-Cate Blanchett drama Truth) to adapt the book for the screen.

 

 


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If your library consists of actual, physical books – you know, hardbacks and paperbacks – you’ll want to order The Long Walk by author Stephen King in hard-copy (paperback) from Amazon.com. 416 pages. Published February 16, 2016. – SEM

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If you keep your library on a Kindle – so you can read anything in your library anywhere, anytime – you’ll want to order The Long Walk by author Stephen King in digital format for Kindle from Amazon.com. Published January 1, 2016, by Simon and Schuster Digital Sales, Inc. Sorry, this title is not available on Kindle Unlimited. – SEM

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If you like to listen to your books – so you can read on the go – you’ll want to order The Long Walk by author Stephen King in the Audible audiobook format from Amazon.com, narrated by Kirby Heyborne. Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher); released on Audible.com January 1, 2016. Don’t have Audible? Try a 30-day free trial and get this book for free! – SEM

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