Sonar Entertainment announced on Tuesday that it’s developing Stephen King’s 2014 detective novel Mr. Mercedes as a limited series for television. READ FULL STORY
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Maria Bello will star in a Lifetime movie adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novella Big Driver. The movie will also star Olympia Dukakis, Grammy nominee Joan Jett, and Will Harris (Sky High). This project is the first collaboration between King and Lifetime. READ FULL STORY
As fans of his audiobooks know, the best way to experience Stephen King’s writing is to hear the author bring it to life with his own voice.
Below, the iconic novelist and screenwriter reads from his premiere script for season 2 of CBS’s sci-fi thriller Under the Dome. Be warned, this video is brief — just the start of the scene. For what happens next you’ll have to watch CBS when Dome returns on June 30. READ FULL STORY
A Stephen King-inspired series is headed to TNT. The cable network is developing The Shop, a sequel to King’s 1980 bestseller Firestarter.
The drama centers on the insidious agency responsible for kidnapping and attempting to exploit the psychokinetic powers of a young girl named Charlie McGee in the original story. Now it’s 20 years later and Charlie has been tracked down by one of The Shop’s former members, Henry Talbot, who introduces her to a group of people with their own unique abilities. From the announcement: “It turns out The Shop is very much alive, bigger and badder than ever, and its dark experiments are unleashing terrifying new entities on the world. It’s now up to Talbot, Charlie and the rest of the team to find The Shop and destroy it for good.”
The project is written by Robbie Thompson (Supernatural) and produced by James Middleton (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Jaime Paglia (Eureka) and Thompson.
In addition, TNT unveiled an explosive new tagline that’s quite fitting if The Shop ever goes to series: “TNT Drama. Boom.” Yup, that’s it. “‘Boom’ speaks to the experience we want to deliver to TNT viewers,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT. “It’s about the thrill of the chase, or overcoming impossible odds and winning the day; it’s about what keeps you on the edge of your seat, hands clenched, heart racing, waiting to see what happens next; it’s about the moment when it all goes ‘Boom!’ Most importantly, ‘Boom’ makes a promise to our audience about the kind of emotional, intense, exciting, funny, shocking, sexy and thrilling drama they should expect from TNT.”
Here’s the rest of TNT’s new series in development along with The Shop: READ FULL STORY
Adaptations have always had to tread the thin line between faithfulness and keeping things fresh — and the show Under the Dome is no different.
Adapted from Stephen King’s popular novel, the CBS show has had to somehow deviate from the original source work, in which the action only lasts a total of six days, in order to produce some longevity for the series.
Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican had the pleasure of sitting down with Dean Norris, Mike Vogel, and Rachelle Lefevre to discuss their summer hit. Check out their thoughts on the adaptation and the role of bad guys below:
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The new TV series Under the Dome debuts in three weeks. You might know that the show is about a lovable All-American small town which is suddenly cut off from the outside world by a mysterious invisible dome. You might also know that the show is based on the 1000-page Stephen King novel of the same name, in which case you know that A) things get very freaky very quickly and B) the show is set in Maine. Both the show and the book function as an allegorical examination of contemporary America, with resources running low and society tearing itself apart. But some new art released for Under the Dome finally pays attention to the greatest tragedy of all: READ FULL STORY
Last month, we got a minute-long look at Under the Dome, CBS’s upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. Now the network has released an even longer trailer for the limited series, which premieres June 24. Expect quaint Americana, actors you’ll recognize from other beloved series (Lost! Breaking Bad! Twilight!)… and, oh yeah, a giant transparent dome, which inexplicably appears above the quiet town of Chester’s Mill. Intriguing!
As promised, the extended sneak peek for CBS’s upcoming summer series Under the Dome is here.
Based on the novel by Stephen King, the series will tell the story of a small New England town that is inexplicably cut off from the rest of the world by a strange, transparent dome, leaving the town to deal with both the larger implications of their new predicament (dwindling resources, how the heck it got there) and smaller, character-based conflicts (lovers are split, personalities clash).
This weekend at WonderCon in Anaheim, producer Jack Bender explained, “This is really a character show in a sci-fi element.” Click here to read our full report from the panel and watch the sneak peek below. READ FULL STORY
The 1987 bestseller is being developed by Syfy as a longform project, along with a scripted drama series based on the comic Grey Legion and two high-concept movie projects. The network is set to announce all the titles later today at its upfront presentation in New York City.
Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica) and Jeff Vintar (I, Robot) will pen the Dragon script, with Taylor and Bill Haber as executive producers.
Dragon is a rarity among King’s early works: A stand-alone novel that hasn’t been previously adapted into a live-action feature. In fact, among King’s pre-1990 books that were first published under his own name, only his fantasy titles (Eyes of the Dragon, The Talisman and the Dark Tower books) haven’t yet been adapted, though all have been in development at one point or another. And given HBO’s success with its fantasy hit Game of Thrones, the timing for Dragon couldn’t be better.
Dragon takes place in fictional realm of Delain and follows a teenage prince who is falsely accused of murdering his father, the king. Imprisoned in a high tower, the prince must figure out a way to escape, clear his name, and confront the devious and powerful wizard who is responsible for his father’s death.
Though Dragon was aimed at younger readers than most of the author’s books, the story also has plenty of characteristically dark touches. The tale also has some overlapping mythology with King’s Dark Tower novels, including sharing a villain (Flagg) who was also in one of King’s most beloved works, The Stand. READ FULL STORY
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