Stephen King and Steven Spielberg to Bring Us Under the Dome
Talk about a horror dream team! Under the Dome already sounded pretty cool, but this latest development could really push it over the top for King fans looking for a return to form.
Variety reports that 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 for cable TV.
DreamWorks is starting to meet with writers for the project. The plan is to set a writer before shopping the skein to prospective buyers. This contradicts a bit what King told a crowd in Maryland a few days ago -- that the series was headed to HBO -- but as long as it's cable, we're on board.
The Dome deal continues a burst of activity on the small screen side for Spielberg and DreamWorks TV. Among the high-profile projects in the works is a series about the development of a fictional Broadway tuner for Showtime. Another Showtime contender is a costume-drama revolving around the Borgia clan, penned by Neil Jordan and with Robert Zemeckis also producing.
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