I spent a large chunk of my childhood reading, nay, devouring Stephen King's novels and stories. In fact, I recall being fascinated by the cover art to the paperback edition of It at a Costco sometime in the mid-1980s, and I've been a fan ever since (and as an extra aside: my just-before-I-shut-my-eyes Kindle app read these days is Under the Dome).
So it's always of interest whenever a Stephen King work is to be adapted for either the big or small screen. For example, I don't think I'm ever more in TV fan boy (or geek army if you like) mode when there's talk of translating the fabulous Dark Tower series into both a television series and film franchise.
Bag of Bones is one of King's most elegant thrillers, a tale about writer's block, loss, ghosts, and secrets set in western Maine. The miniseries version – starring Pierce Brosnan as lead character Mike Noonan (which feels like great casting), Melissa George as Mattie, and Jason Priestley as Noonan's literary agent – is set to air on A&E on December 11th and 12th. Miniseries based on Stephen King's fiction have had varying degrees of success with some (The Stand, The Langoliers) better than others (Rose Red, Kingdom Hospital), so fingers crossed on this latest effort.
A&E has produced an elegantly creepy promotional website called Dark Score Stories, which includes some of the most deceptively scary imagery that I've ever seen.
Take a nice and close look. See anything… interesting?