Author Stephen King was on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” Wednesday (Sept. 24) to talk about his newest adaptation, “A Good Marriage,” which is a novella that came out in 2010 as part of “Full Dark, No Stars” and is now being released as a movie starring Joan Allen and Anthony LaPaglia.
Meyers points out that King holds the Guinness World Record for being the living author who has had the most material adapted for film or television, to which King replies, “Keep in mind, that counts like ‘Children of the Corn V,’ ‘Children in the Corn in Outer Space.'”
Meyers quips, “By the way, I thought once the ‘Children of the Corn’ got to outer space, that’s when it really took off,” which stars King down a path of saying this, “What I would really like to see, I’m serious about this, you remember that ‘Alien vs. Predator’ movie? ‘Children of the Corn vs. Leprechaun.’ Who would win a battle like that?”
Perhaps the people behind “Sharknado” can get started on “Children of the Corn vs. Leprechaun.”
Below, King and Meyers talk some baseball — Derek Jeter is finishing out his career as a New York Yankee at Boston’s Fenway park this weekend and King says he knows the Red Sox fans will honor his final weekend in the game.
King also takes cable news to task for throwing out opinions with no basis in fact and concludes by saying that he’s tired of young people using things like LOL, OMG and IMHO, to which Meyers says, “If you would give me your email address, you would see that in use those in very effective ways.”