Thursday, 9 September 2010

News about Stephen King, Mark Billingham and David Hewson

According to Stephen King’s website, NBC Universal have released an in-depth press release (that can be found on the website) detailing the overall plans in relation to Dark Tower. Stephen King’s Dark Tower is not only being turned into a film but is also due to become a television franchise. The team behind the Oscar winning film “A Beautiful Mind” are behind the project. Ron Howard will direct both the first film and first season of the TV show, all of which will be written by Akiva Goldsman.

According to the Bookseller, Little Brown are due to launch an app for Mark Billingham's DI Tom Thorne crime novels. The app will be available free for users of iPhone and Android handsets from 7th October and coincides with a new six-part TV series, "Thorne” that is due to be shown on Sky.

David Hewson’s new novel The Plague Doctor has been bought by the Senior Commissioning Editor at Macmillan. The Plague Doctor is set in Venice where the city’s past and present dark side is contrasted alongside the influence of its famous carnival.

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