King on Screen, a feature length documentary exploring cinema’s history and obsession with adapting author Stephen King’s work is set to release August 11th to select theatres.
The documentary, helmed by Daphné Baiwir, has been approved by King himself and has recently been acquired by Dark Star Pictures, enabling a limited theatrical release.
Spanning from the 1976 adaption of King’s novel Carrie, right up until the present day, the film features interviews with those behind numerous King adaptations as well as covering the author’s response and that of the critics.
“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?
“Director Daphné Baiwir’s 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, and The Mist), Tom Holland (The Langoliers), Mick Garris (The Stand, Sleepwalkers and The Shining) and Taylor Hackford (Dolores Claiborne). It is a movie made for the fans and with the fans, led by an international ambition.”
Additionally, horror heavyweight names such as Robert Englund, Mike Flanagan, Greg Nicotero, Dee Wallace, Tim Curry, and the late James Caan will feature in the film. If you can’t catch King on Screen at a theatre near you come August 11th, fear not, as the documentary will soon follow to blu-ray and demand on September 8th.
If your interest has been piqued, you can check out the trailer below: