The family moved to De Pere, Wisconsin, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Stratford, Connecticut.
King and his wife own and occupy three different houses, one in Bangor, one in Lovell, Maine, and they regularly winter in their waterfront mansion located off the Gulf of Mexico, in Sarasota, Florida.
The following year, King wrote the introduction to Batman No. 400, an anniversary issue in which he expressed his preference for that character over Superman.
Principal photography for Django Unchained started in California in November 2011, in Wyoming in February 2012, and at the National Historic Landmark Evergreen Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana, outside of New Orleans, in March 2012.
Django Unchained was released on December 25, 2012 in the United States by The Weinstein Company and released on January 18, 2013 by Sony Pictures Releasing International in the United Kingdom. The film was screened for the first time at the Directors Guild of America on December 1, 2012, with additional screening events having been held for critics leading up to the film's wide release. The premiere of Django Unchained was canceled following a shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012.