Shalom Life | October 23, 2014

Stephen Spielberg and Stephen King Team Up For Under the Dome

The pair partner with Showtime to create an adaptation of the 2009 novel.

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: August 30th, 2011 in Culture » TV » News

Stephen Spielberg and Stephen King Team Up For Under the Dome
Stephen Spielberg and Stephen King have partnered with Showtime to develop a drama series of King’s 2009 novel Under the Dome.

DreamWorks Television will produce the project, that follows residents from a Maine town who engage in Battle Royals with each other after a mysterious force field surrounds said town, sequestering them from the outside world.

Spielberg, along with DreamWorks’ Stacey Snider optioned the thousand-plus novel shortly after its 2009 release, what for its initial critical success.

Spielberg and King have a prior working relationship, after the pair teamed up to make a screen adaptation of King and Peter Straub’s The Talisman. Initially published in 1984, Spielberg has apparently possessed the novel’s option rights for over 20 years. The project has seen several incarnations including being developed as a feature film, and most recently in 2006, turned into a six-part miniseries for TNT that was tabled because of budgetary concerns.

Regarding Under the Dome, King will serve as executive producer, in addition to DreamWorks TV’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey. As yet, no writer has been attached to pen the project.
Anthony Rose: The Chef on Dupont Street Anthony Rose: The Chef on Dupont Street TrendingThe Love Jewce: Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce The Love Jewce: Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce TrendingEarly Brooke Burke Nude Photos Featured in Art Gallery Early Brooke Burke Nude Photos Featured in Art Gallery Trending
 

LeBron James Would Like to Visit Israel

October 22, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
LeBron James Would Like to Visit Israel

The Cleveland Cavaliers star told Israeli reporters that he looks forward to visiting the country.

Read More

Mac Miller Signs With Major Label

October 22, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Mac Miller Signs With Major Label

The indie rapper has signed on with Warner Music

Read More

Canadian Sergeant Kevin Vickers Hailed as National Hero

October 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Canadian Sergeant Kevin Vickers Hailed as National Hero

The 58-year-old New Brunswick native credited with saving lives of Canadians on Parliament Hill after this morning's shooting; President Obama has since offered his condolences to the victim's family

Read More

Shia LaBeouf Explains Crazy Behavior Before Exhibiting More Crazy Behavior

October 22, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Shia LaBeouf Explains Crazy Behavior Before Exhibiting More Crazy Behavior

The 'Fury' actor was spotted in a Los Angeles gym ranting and mumbling to himself.

Read More

Maya Rudolph and Sarah Silverman Star in Animated Alpaca Film About Economic Inequality

October 22, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Maya Rudolph and Sarah Silverman Star in Animated Alpaca Film About Economic Inequality

Adam McKay has directed a series of short films entitled 'We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss'

Read More

Lizzy Caplan to Join 'Now You See Me' Sequel

October 22, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Lizzy Caplan to Join 'Now You See Me' Sequel

The 'Masters of Sex' star will replace Isla Fisher.

Read More

Orthodox Jews Delay Flight, Again, For Refusing to Sit Next to Opposite Sex

October 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Orthodox Jews Delay Flight, Again, For Refusing to Sit Next to Opposite Sex

The passengers on the Delta Airlines flight eventually deplaned

Read More

Ferguson Protesters Shut Down CNN Because It's "Zionist" And "Supports Israel" [VIDEO]

October 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Ferguson Protesters Shut Down CNN Because It's "Zionist" And "Supports Israel" [VIDEO]

As tensions escalate once again in Ferguson, protesters shunned CNN reporters because they're "run by AIPAC"

Read More

More Headlines