There are few movies that manage to outdo their source material. There are fewer still movies that are based on a Stephen King book and still manage to outdo the source material. Netflix original film Gerald's Game, directed by Mike Flanagan, is one such movie.
IT, directed by Andrés Muschietti, is one of the most successful R-Rated films of all time. The first film covered the first part of King's novel 'It'. It: Chapter 2 is scheduled to be released on September 6, 2019.
Pet Sematary movie is being developed by Paramount. It would also be a remake of 1989 film made on the novel. Just like IT, Pet Sematary is also an acclaimed horror novel and while the film was not a success, the novel has continuously enjoyed popularity.
Castle Rock's teaser is too short to tell anything more, but we can be sure that the show will be an epic story encompassing multiple stories and characters created by Stephen King in his various books.
1922 is a decent watch primarily because of a strong central performance by Thomas Jane, but the source material does not have enough matter to make a feature film. The result is a clumsily paced film that shines in parts but falls short of 'Gerald's Game', another Stephen King adaptation.
'IT' grabbed $17.3 million this weekend domestically. 'American Made' was not far behind and accumulated $17.01 million. On the third spot is 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' which earned $17 million. ‘IT’ also had the highest opening for a horror film in the history of cinema at a massive $123 million.