News Round-up Week Ending 29 May

Pennywise

R.I.P. Tanith Lee 1947-2015

This week saw the passing of fantasy and horror author Tanith Lee, aged 67. Lee was the first female winner of the British Fantasy Award in 1980 and subsequently won the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story in 1983 and 1984. She also won the Lifetime Achievement Award from both the Horror Writers Association and the World Fantasy Convention.

Cary Fukunaga departs from It

The two part adaptation of Stephen King’s seminal novel It has been indefinitely delayed by New Line following a dispute between the studio and the director Cary Fukunaga. Fukunaga, director of hit TV series True Detective has reportedly left the project in a dispute over funding for the epic new adaptation of the film. At this time, it is unlikely he will be replaced and the project is on indefinite hiatus.

Happy Hunting

Ahead of next week’s premiere, a promo for the new season of Hannibal has arrived to titillate your taste-buds for more human flesh.

David Lynch returns to the Peaks

In contrast to the trouble on the It project, this week has seen the return of David Lynch to the fold of Showtime’s Twin Peaks. The director will be behind the camera for 18 new episodes of the upcoming series. The episodes will begin shooting in Washington state in September and will hit our screens next year.

DAN HOWARTH

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