Not only is Stephen King one of the most recognizable names in literature, but he’s also one of the most adapted writers ever to put pen to paper. With over 240 writing credits to his name, filmmakers and showrunners return to his work time and again in an attempt to deliver new takes on classic tales of drama and horror.
That being said, the name of Stephen King is not always a guarantee of quality when it comes to movies and television. Screenwriters and directors have often taken his source material and delivered interpretations that have been decidedly below par – for example, 2003’s Dreamcatcher, or 1993’s The Tommyknockers. Ultimately, however, these unfortunate attempts only serve to make the successful projects, like It, all the more impressive.
And now, to celebrate all that success, artist Jordan Monsell has put together an incredible tribute poster which has nearly 200 Easter eggs hidden within, all relating to King’s work. Titled “King’s Country,” you’ll be able to pick one up at Monsterpalooza in Pasadena, CA this month, before they go up for grabs online.
Until then, though, take a look at it in the gallery below and see how many Easter eggs you can spot before flipping to the next slide, which reveals them all.
Pretty cool, eh? In terms of what else can we expect to see in the near future when it comes to King adaptations, well, It: Chapter Two is already brewing in pre-production, while that remake of Pet Sematary is also starting to come together nicely. Those aside, there’s also a film based on Rose Madder on the way, while The Breathing Method and N. are coming to the small screen as TV miniseries. Then, of course, we have Hulu’s Castle Rock, which is set in the fictional town which features in many of King’s tales.
Suffice it to say, it’s a very good time to be a fan of Stephen King. Like we mentioned above, not every adaptation is well executed, but a lot of them are and again, given how well It performed, it’s really no surprise that producers are clamoring to pump more of the author’s work into theaters and onto our television screens.