This summer, The Dark Tower hit movie theaters with a big-budget adaption of Stephen King's magnum opus, starring international dreamboat Idris Elba. For an ordinary author, having an epic fantasy series adapted into a major motion picture might be a big deal. For Stephen King, it's more or less just another day at the office. That's because King has adaptations springing up all over the place: between film, television, and streaming services, King has five major adaptations due out any minute, and approximately several thousand more currently in development. If you want to read the book before watching the movie or the show, you'd better get moving. Here are the Stephen King books that are about to hit the big (or small) screen.
Now, this is not even the full list of King projects currently in development. Adaptations of just about everything from Firestarter to Creepshow 4 have been announced, but don't have a firm cast or release date yet. And I'm not even going to bother mentioning the recent King-based TV shows, like Under the Dome and 11/22/63. It's safe to say that Stephen King owns all of our souls now. Just accept it. Accept that your storm drains are now full of clowns, and pick up a King book before it's too late: