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Anne Greenwood selected as Women for OSU Philanthropist of the Year

Emmy award-winning actress Marg Helgenberger, best known for her starring role in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, is the keynote speaker for the event, which celebrates women making a significant impact through their giving and service. Women for OSU will also recognize its 12 student scholarship ...
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James Wan To Produce Remake of The Tommyknockers

It was previously adapted as an NBC miniseries in 1993, starring Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger, to huge ratings. NBC previously spoke about adapting it again in 2013 but that never happened. Here's a synopsis: The story focuses on a town in Maine that falls under the influence of a dangerous ...
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James Wan and Roy Lee to Remake Stephen King’s ‘The Tommyknockers’

The original adaptation was produced by ABC as a miniseries (starring Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger) and was a ratings hit at that time. Back in 2013, plans for an NBC remake never materialized, but it looks like fans will finally get the big budget remake they were looking for. No other details ...
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James Wan to Reimagine ‘The Tommyknockers’ in the Wake of Stephen King’s ‘IT’

It was an embarrassing mess starring Jimmy Smith and Marg Helgenberger. They didn't have the budget to pull off the alien theatrics, nor did they know what to add or delete from the page count. A new Tommyknockers will need some serious reworking. With The Conjuring and Insidious films, James ...
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Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers Movie Coming from The Conjuring’s James Wan

... in its initial hardcover release in 1987, outsold King's novels It, The Shining, and Carrie. He later said it was "an awful book." The Tommyknockers will be executive produced by Larry Sanitsky, who made the 1993 television miniseries adaptation that starred Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger.
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Wan, Lee Plan “Tommyknockers” Adaptation

“The Conjuring” director/producer James Wan and “IT” producer Roy Lee are teaming up for a film adaptation of Stephen King's 1987 sci-fi horror novel “The Tommyknockers”. The story focuses on a woodland town in Maine where long buried and recently unearthed alien spacecraft begins releasing an ...
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Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers Movie Coming from James Wan

... the town's residents except for one man who is immune to the effects of the gas thanks to a steel plate in his head. The miniseries starred Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger. While the original ABC series was a success, NBC tried to get another adaptation off the ground in 2013, but that fizzled out.
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Stephen King’s Tommyknockers Movie Gets Director James Wan

... another classic King novel coming to the big screen. Director James Wan is teaming up with producer Roy Lee to bring the classic 1987 King novel The Tommyknockers to life. The novel was originally adapted as a two-part, three-hour mini-series in 1993, starring Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger.
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James Wan to remake Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers

The Tommyknockers, a 1987 novel, was first adapted for the screen in 1993 as an ABC miniseries, which starred Marg Helgenberger, Jimmy Smits, and a copious excess of the color green. The series was popular at the time, but also criticized for its quality. Suffice to say it has not aged particularly well, ...
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James Wan Will Adapt Stephen King’s Tommyknockers for Film

The Tommyknockers will be executive produced by Larry Sanitsky, who made the 1993 television miniseries adaptation that starred Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger. “It is an allegorical tale of addiction (Stephen was struggling with his own at the time), the threat of nuclear power, the danger of mass ...
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