Dark Star Pictures Acquires KING ON SCREEN For Release Later This Year

Since its debut at Fantastic Fest in 2022 King fans have been hoping to hear the news that someone had picked up the right to distribute the documentary – today brought that news.

DARK SKY PICTURES scooped the project up at the EFM and have announced plans for a late summer theatrical release with a fall digital release to follow.

DEADLINE reports that “King on Screen offers audiences an intimate sit-down with directors who have adapted King’s work for the screen, looking at the movies and shows that have brought his body of work an entirely new life — both the ones that reached the top-tier echelons of pop culture history and those that fell by the wayside into obscurity. Among those sitting down for interviews in the film, which world premiered at Fantastic Fest last year, are Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile), Mick Garris (ABC’s The Stand), Mike Flanagan (Gerald’s Game, Doctor Sleep) and director and special makeup effects titan Greg Nicotero (Creepshow, Misery), to name a few.”

Obviously – King is one of the most adapted authors ever – if not the most – and I for one am very interested in hearing the talent that has brought his words to the screen talk about their experiences of putting KING ON SCREEN. When solid release dates are announced – I’ll pass them along.

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel, Horrornews.net, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.