Friday, November 20, 2009

Under the Dome Update

Spielberg, King team on 'Dome' - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety: "It's a potent combination: Steven Stephen.

Steven Spielberg and Stephen King are joining forces to develop a limited series based on King's just-released supernatural thriller 'Under the Dome.' DreamWorks TV has optioned the book and is looking to set it up as an event series, likely for cable."

5 comments:

Deb said...

Wasn't this the plot of The Simpsons' movie?

Todd Mason said...

Yes. James Blish did it well in a short story in the 1940s.

A miniseries I'm sure to miss.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Robert Charles Wilson has also used this idea a couple of times.Good be a decent mini series if done on HBO, but will probably end up on a regular network directed by Mick Garris(who has ruined more Stephen King stories than everyone else all together).

Bill Crider said...

The first thing I thought of was Wilson's Spin, which I liked quite a bit.

Stephen B said...

Actually I've become very particular about some of the Spielberg films recently, AI and MINORITY REPORT had a bit of the old magic, but not much.

"Rose Red" was actually Stephen King and Spielberg, which later became the project for POLTERGEIST and King not involved - he once quoted that he and Spielberg were not fated to work together...


DOME is based on a very old King book (never completed, he hit a wall when working on Maximum Overdrive film) in a mention on his website. I'll have to check this out - he forgot mention of a Blish version!