Julianne Moore will star in the title role of Lisey’s Story, the latest Stephen King novel to be adapted to the screen in the ongoing resurgence of the author as a highly viable source of content. King himself will write all eight segments, while J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot company will handle production. Lisey’s Story is one of King’s more personal books and follows a woman who is still grieving after two years over the death of her husband, a famous novelist. King and Abrams have teamed up before, for the Hulu series 11/22/63 as well as the anthology show Castle Rock, and King himself is everywhere these days, with Mr. Mercedes getting ready for a third season, The Stand and The Dark Tower in development at CBS All Access and Amazon respectively, Pet Sematary out in theaters now, and movies like It: Chapter Two, Doctor Sleep, and more all in the pipeline. Remember Hell Fest, last year’s throwback horror thriller about a slasher chasing a group of college kids around a Halloween-themed amusement park? Well, the writer of that film, Seth Sherwood, is coming back with another intriguing high-concept horror yarn. According to Deadline, the movie is called Boyfriend, and Sherwood is going to direct this one as well as write it for a newly formed production banner called BloodList. A trailer has surfaced online for Parasite, the new movie from Korean director Bong Joon-Ho. The Korean-language teaser does not quite elaborate on what kind of movie this is going to turn out to be, but it does give us a sense of the general weirdness that this always interesting director has in store.
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