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Another Stephen King TV movie coming

by Brad Trechak, posted Nov 21st 2009 1:07PM
Under The DomeSteven and Stephen are getting together. That is to say that Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks TV are working with Stephen King to make a television movie based on King's latest novel Under The Dome.

The novel is about one of those small New England towns that King enjoys writing about suddenly finding itself trapped in a force field. Unlike The Simpsons Movie, the concept is not played for humorous effect.

The idea is reminiscent of those stories where people are trapped in a confined space and lawlessness sets in. There have been many similar concepts done in TV and film, although I can't think of any particular ones off the top of my head.

As he gets older, King's television presence becomes less. For a few years it seemed like a different TV show based on his work was being produced every year. He may be starting that again. So much for retirement.

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cress d

Great! Another in a long line of shitty King adaptations. And I agree with Nick. When I read about this, I thought of The Simpsons Movie.

November 22 2009 at 12:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Stephen King should be sued by The Simpsons...They just made a movie about this same topic! And no doubt it's much more entertaining than whatever new filmed Kingian dreck is headed down the pike - the batting average for good King films and TV miniseries is like .125 or so...

November 21 2009 at 11:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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adam merkley

FYI King has been working on the book off and on since the 70's.

November 22 2009 at 12:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The Simpsons would then have to be prepared to be sued by the Luna Brothers since their comic book, GIRLS came out before the Simpsons Movie and featured a small town covered by an invisible dome.

November 22 2009 at 2:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joyce N.

Just bought the book and have yet to read it. As a matter of fact, I have every Stephen King book he's ever written. Can't wait for the movie already.

Long live Stephen King!!

November 21 2009 at 5:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Boy, this should be special.

And by special, I mean boring.

November 21 2009 at 3:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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