King on Screen clip: Mike Flanagan discusses the heroines of Stephen King’s work and life

Mike Flanagan discusses the heroines in Stephen King’s life and his work in a clip from the documentary King on Screen

Dark Star Pictures holds the North American distribution rights to King on Screen, a documentary that was directed by Daphné Baiwir (The Rebellious Olivia De Havilland) and focuses on the many film and television adaptations of the works of Stephen King. While Dark Star Pictures is planning to give the documentary a late summer theatrical release in North America, the UK release is in the hands of Signature Entertainment, and they’re going to give King on Screen a digital release on June 26th. To promote that release, they have shared a clip from the documentary that shows filmmaker Mike Flanagan discussing the heroines that can be found in King’s work – and also in the writer’s own life. Including his wife Tabitha, who took the early pages of Carrie out of the trashcan King had dropped them in and encouraged him to finish the story. You can watch the clip in the embed at the bottom of this article.

Over fifty filmmakers, including Flanagan, have taken the helm of more than eighty King film and TV adaptations as the decades have gone by. With a running time of 105 minutes, King on Screen offers an inside look with the majority of directors who have adapted his work for the screen, showcasing that unique relationship. Included in the picture are The Shawshank Redemption helmer Frank Darabont as well as Mick Garris, Mike Flanagan, Greg Nicotero and more.

Baiwir has said this about the King-approved documentary: “I’m so glad we managed to gather such stellar names for King on Screen, who gave such insight into King’s work and its journey to the big screen. With illustrious directors and the celebrated actors who collaborated with us to recreate some of the iconic look and situations of King’s adaptations as an introduction to the documentary including Jeffrey DeMunn, James Caan, Tim Curry, Amy Irving, Dee Wallace, and Carel Struycken, the experience was unbelievable!

As a big fan of King’s stories and many of the adaptations, I’m really looking forward to checking out King on Screen.

Are you interested in this documentary? Let us know by leaving a comment below – but before you do, take a look at this clip:

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