Back in 2009, it was revealed that Steven Spielberg and Stephen King were joining forces to develop a limited TV series based on King's supernatural thriller "Under the Dome."
The book was optioned by DreamWorks that started looking for writers and prospective buyers immediately. Deadline is now reporting that Showtime has stepped in to pick up the series.
The book revolves around the drama that unfolds after an invisible force field suddenly descends on a small vacation town in Maine. As the locals fight for their survival, the town descends into warring factions led by enigmatic characters.
Ted Mosbywrites: on August 30th, 2011 at 9:28:02 PM
I'm interested... but god I REALLY wish someone would adapt SK's Cell into a tv series or an amazing movie. I think with all the hype The Walking Dead got, I think they can adapt Cell into something way better.
I haven't read or seen anything about Cell, but now i have to check it out
Ted Mosbywrites: on August 30th, 2011 at 10:02:48 PM
Oh trust me, Cell is easily one of my favorite picks of all time. Finished it so fast... Then there was talks couple years ago that Eli Roth was gonna turn it into a movie... but that died miserably lol
Ted Mosbywrites: on August 30th, 2011 at 10:17:39 PM
I thought the book was great so I'm excited. I also agree that Cell needs to be adapted and I am super happy that Eli Roth never got anywhere with it.
Ted Mosbywrites: on August 31st, 2011 at 2:04:32 AM
Well Marshall has been here for months apparently... It seems like Lily doesn't give a f*ck about what he does on the interweb anymore and he was a warm welcome when I returned to WP after my long "vacation" lol
Also GLAD I not the only one whose read Cell it blew my mind when I read it and when I heard back then that Eli wanted to take a stab it I panicked and thought it'd be rushed into a huge mess. I'd love to see it as a TV series!
As long as they change that weak ending, was so disappointed, seeing as I just finished a brilliant character study, and was met with a horribly amateurish ending. Stephen King's only weak spot :(
Still like the idea of a TV-show though, would love to see these characters spring to life!