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New Stephen King anthology film confirmed

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There aren't many authors who've had as much big screen success as Stephen King. From Carrie to The Shining to Misery to The Shawshank Redemption to The Green Mile to The Mist, his work effortlessly translates to film.

As The Dark Tower continues to take a long, torturous journey to the big screen, King fans can rejoice in some other movie news.

The director of King adaptation The Night Flier, Frank Pavia, is developing a horror anthology film based on four stories from the master storyteller. Dread Central have reported that Pavia has chosen two of the tales while the other two have been decided by King himself.

Stephen King's The Reaper's Image will contain the following four stories:

The Reaper's Image

First published in Startling Mystery Stories in 1969 and collected in Skeleton Crew in 1985, it tells the story of an antique mirror haunted by the Grim Reaper who appears to those who gaze into it.

Mile 81

Released as an eBook in 2011, this follows in the footsteps of Christine and From A Buick 8 as it tells the story of an evil station wagon that wreaks havoc on the Maine turnpike.

N.

Appearing in the collection Just After Sunset in 2008, this novella tells the story of a deadly obsession that threatens a psychiatrist and his patient. It was also released by Marvel Comics as a limited edition series.

The Monkey

First published in Gallery Magazine in 1980 and then revised and re-published in Skeleton Crew in 1985, this one centers on a cymbal-banging monkey toy that's possessed by an evil spirit.

A start date has yet to be announced but if you could choose, what King story would you like to see transported to the big screen?

You can also take the Stephen King quiz here.

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