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Stephen King’s “The Monkey” is Being Adapted for the Big Screen

The next Stephen King story to get adapted for the big screen is going to be the short story “The Monkey,” first published in 1980 and then included in King’s 1985 collection Skeleton Crew. The film will star Theo James (The Time Traveler’s Wife), will be produced by The Conjuring‘s James Wan, and will be written and directed by Osgood Perkins (The Blackcoat’s DaughterI Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House). No release date for the project has been announced yet.

A Video Game Adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express is Coming Soon

French publisher Microids has announced a video game adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. The publisher describes the game as a “faithful, but augmented” version of Christie’s classic mystery. Microids state that players will lead the investigation by entering detective Hercule Poirot’s head to “discover mind maps and make deductions.” The game also introduces a new character, Joanna Locke, who will help players “regularly exit the train environment during playable flashbacks.” The game is also set in 2023. Microids expects the game to launch by the end of this year.

Woman Who Wrote Children’s Book About Grief is Now Charged with Murder

A year after her husband’s death, Kouri Richins published a children’s book about grief, entitled Are You With Me? Now investigators allege Richins killed her husband with a lethal dose of fentanyl. Richins has been charged with aggravated murder and three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Kouri Richins was arrested Monday and is currently in custody. 

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