For those of you like myself who are big Stephen King fans, you will be happy to hear that his bestselling novel Bag of Bones is set to get a four-hour TV miniseries! Sony Pictures Television will be developing the project and it will show on the A&E network over two nights near the end of 2011.
The series will star Pierce Brosnan as “a man who is unable to stop grieving for his wife, who died suddenly. After returning to the lakeside retreat they shared, he inadvertently gets involved in a local custody battle – while having nightmares about his dead wife.” The film also stars Anabeth Gish, and will be directed by Mick Garris. Production will start next month is Nova Scotia Canada.
This will make for a great series, I enjoyed reading this book and I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
Here's the description of the book:
Here is Stephen King's most gripping and unforgettable novel -- a tale of grief and lost love's enduring bonds, of haunting secrets of the past, and of an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire.
Four years after the sudden death of his wife, forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is still grieving. Unable to write, and plagued by vivid nightmares set at the western Maine summerhouse he calls Sara Laughs, Mike reluctantly returns to the lakeside getaway. There, he finds his beloved Yankee town held in the grip of a powerful millionaire, Max Devore, whose vindictive purpose is to take his three-year-old granddaughter, Kyra, away from her widowed young mother, Mattie. As Mike is drawn into Mattie and Kyra's struggle, as he falls in love with both of them, he is also drawn into the mystery of Sara Laughs, now the site of ghostly visitations and escalating terrors. What are the forces that have been unleashed here -- and what do they want of Mike Noonan?
It is no secret that King is one of our most mesmerizing storytellers. In Bag of Bones, he proves to be one of our most moving as well.