Knowledge Identifier: +Richard_P._Rubinstein
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1947.
Countries: United States (83%), New York (17%)
Linked to: American University, Columbia University, Paramount Pictures, Spelling Television
In the 1980s and 1990s Rubinstein produced a substantial number of projects based on the writings of horror novelist Stephen King
Rubinstein's first known professional collaboration with Stephen King was the 1982 anthology film "Creepshow", which Rubinstein co-produced and which had a screenplay written by King, based on a combination of some of King's published short stories as well as new plots
Rubinstein produced a string of film and television adaptations of other written works by Stephen King, including the 1989 film "Pet Sematary", the 1994 miniseries "The Stand", the 1995 miniseries "The Langoliers", the 1996 film "Thinner" and the 1997 film "The Night Flier"
In 1992, Spelling Entertainment Group was bought by Blockbuster Entertainment, and in 1994 it in turn was bought by Viacom
In 1995, Rubinstein, who was still head of the Laurel division, left to found his own, smaller production company, New Amsterdam Entertainment in New York City
In 2008, Rubinstein attempted to produce a film adaptation of "Dune" with Paramount Pictures, but in 2011 Paramount dropped the effort