Stephen King Thought The 'Shawshank Redemption' Screenplay Was 'Too Talky'

September 24, 2014 9:00 PM

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Stephen King didn't think much of it when a young filmmaker named Frank Darabont asked to make King's short story, "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption," into a movie. King and Darabont had collaborated once before, so King told Darabont to do his thing.

When Darabont asked King how much he wanted for the rights, King was nonchalant.

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