Another Stephen King Adaptation Heading to TV? ABC Buys Pilot from Haven Creators
Sam Ernst (@HavenSam) on Twitter
With the success (so far anyway) of CBS’ “Under the Dome,” ABC looks to be jumping on the Stephen King bandwagon by acquiring a pilot script from “Haven” creators Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn based on a King-penned short story.
The title of the story – a bit too long for TV most likely – is “The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates,” which was originally published in the October/November 2008 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and also appeared in the 2008 short story collection Just After Sunset.
Ernst shared the news via his Twitter feed:
– Also, big news coming from me and HavenJim [Dunn] – like where we’ve been and what we’ve been doing. It probably ain’t what you think…
– But it does involve a young up and coming writer named Stephen King…
– This (sorta) just in: Jim Dunn and I have sold a pilot script to ABC based on a Stephen King short story,”New York Times at Bargain Rates.”
What’s the plot? Per Wikipedia:
A widow answers a phone call from her husband, who died two days earlier in an airplane crash. He is presumably in an afterlife. The husband predicts two tragedies which later came true and helps his wife avoid death herself.
Look for more soon. Thanks to Lilja’s Library for the heads-up.
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