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banquo's_bumble_puppy
2011-Feb-28, 02:18 PM
I see the "Adjustment Bureau" is coming to the theatres soon....seems to me that I read PKD short by the same name. I guess he's in a stiff competition with Stephen King as far as the number of books/short stories that he's had made into movies....Dick's I can name

"Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" aka Blade Runner (novel)
"Paycheck" aka ??? (short story)
"Screamers" aka??? (short story)
"Total Recall" aka "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" (short story)
"A Scanner Darkly" aka "A Scanner Darkly" (novel)
"the one with Tom Cruise"
"the one with Ben Affleck"

jamesabrown
2011-Feb-28, 04:11 PM
"the one with Tom Cruise"

Minority Report

Tog
2011-Feb-28, 04:35 PM
Paycheck (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338337/) was the one with Ben Affleck.

Ara Pacis
2011-Feb-28, 11:04 PM
I think Stephen King has many more than that. Some of these are from Television movies or stories turned into episodes of series.

in no particular order:

The Stand
Christine
The Shining
The Mangler
The Mangler 2
The Mangler Reborn
The Mist
It
Dreamcatchers
The Running Man
Thinner
Firestarter
Firestarter 2
The Talisman
Salem's Lot
A Return to Salem's Lot
Salem's Lot (remake)
Stand by Me
The Shawshank Redemption
Sleepwalkers
The Langoliers
Maximum Overdrive
The Green Mile
Carrie
Carrie 2
Creepshow
Creepshow 2
Creepshow III
Creepshow IV
Cujo
The Dead Zone (also a TV series)
Children of the Corn
Children of the Corn II
Children of the Corn III
Children of the Corn IV
Children of the Corn V
Children of the Corn 666
Children of the Corn: Revelation
Children of the Corn (TV remake)
Cat's Eye
Silver Bullet
Pet Sematary
Pet Sematary 2
Tales From the Darkside
The Dark Half
Needful Things
Delores Claiborn
The Night Flier
Apt Pupil
Hearts in Atlantis
Secret Window
Riding the Bullet
1408
No Smoking
Dolan's Cadillac
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
Sometimes The Come Back
Sometimes The Come Back... Again
Sometimes The Come Back... For More
Golden Years
The Tommyknockers
Quicksilver Highway
Trucks
Chinga
Rose Red
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer
Storm of the Century
Gramma
Sorry, Right Number
Kingdom Hospital
Desperation
Nightmares and Dreamscapes
Haven
Under the Dome
The Revelations of Becka Paulson
Misery
Graveyard Shift
The Lawnmower Man
The Lawnmower Man 2

I think I got them all. Check here if you want: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_based_on_Stephen_King_works

HenrikOlsen
2011-Feb-28, 11:55 PM
"Based on" are the important words here. Most of those (all of the sequels) have only the title in common with anything King wrote.
If you're looking for adaptations that more that just vaguely related to the story they're "based on", you can remove 2/3 of them.

Romanus
2011-Mar-01, 12:44 AM
"Screamers" = PKD's "Second Variety".

At least, that's what my anthology back matter says...

Ara Pacis
2011-Mar-01, 05:28 AM
"Based on" are the important words here. Most of those (all of the sequels) have only the title in common with anything King wrote.
If you're looking for adaptations that more that just vaguely related to the story they're "based on", you can remove 2/3 of them.

Even if you get rid of sequels and remakes, a lot of them are proper adaptations, insofar as any movie can be an adaptation or based on a book or short story. If the author signs off on it, then I say it counts. It's not like what happend with "Starship Troopers". *shivers*

Tog
2011-Mar-01, 07:14 AM
There may be a lot more King adaptations than that. He maintains a list of "Dollar Babies" which are stories that he sells the rights for $1 US to film students.

http://www.stephenking.com/dollarbabies.php

Taeolas
2011-Mar-01, 06:18 PM
You will be able to record The Stand on their twice for King too, since the plans on a movie/movie series are moving out of Development Hell.

Ara Pacis
2011-Mar-01, 10:31 PM
And sometimes I wonder if A Scanner Darkly should count as a movie or a Charles Schwab commercial.