Now here is a great combination of talent teaming up to create something fantastically entertaining! Steven King recently announced that his new novel, Under The Dome might just end up becoming a TV miniseries for a network like HBO. Little did we know Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks TV would be involved with making this happen. DreamWorks TV has optioned the book and is looking to set it up as an event series.
Spielberg, King and DreamWorks' Stacey Snider will executive produce along with DreamWorks TV chiefs Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey who are currently meeting with writers for the project. The plan is to set a writer before shopping the skein to prospective buyers.
Hopefully this doesn't end up like Speilberg and King's first collaboration. Speilberg has had the rights to King's 1984 novel The Tailsman for 20 years now, and we still have yet to see it made into a movie or TV series.
Here is the Synopsis:
On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when — or if — it will go away.
Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens — town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician's assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing — even murder — to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn't just short. It's running out.
What are your thoughts on Speilberg and King bringing UNDER THE DOME to the big screen?