Ever since Brian De Palma
turned his debut novel into one of the greatest horror movies of all time, Stephen King
has been one of the most frequently adapted writers in the world. His spooky tales of the macabre have formed the basis for plenty of horror classics, like The Shining and Misery
, as well as plenty of non-horror classics, like acclaimed dramas The Shawshank Redemption
and Stand by Me
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Casting an adaptation of a novel is tricky because there’s no visual reference for the characters, and people who have read the book tend to hold the characters very close to their hearts.