Stephen King’s 11/22/63 Optioned by Bad Robot for Cable TV Series

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With Stephen King’s Under the Dome set for its series debut on CBS this summer, the acclaimed author may be setting his sights on another TV show.  J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is vying for the TV rights to King’s time-traveling John F. Kennedy assassination novel, 11/22/63.  An adaptation of the book was previously attempted for a feature film, but there were creative disagreements over how to handle the unwieldy tome.  It looks like 11/22/63 may be bound for cable as a Warner Bros.-backed TV series instead of a full-length feature.  Hit the jump for more.

Deadline reports that Bad Robot is in negotiations for the rights to the King novel with an eye toward producing a cable TV series or mini-series.  Still no word on what the hell is going on with The Dark Tower.

stephen-king-11-22-63-book-coverHere’s the book description for 11/22/63: A Novel (via Amazon):

Dallas, 11/22/63: Three shots ring out.

President John F. Kennedy is dead.

Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in a Maine town. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry somehow survived his father’s sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family. Jake is blown away . . . but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jake’s friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination. How? By stepping through a portal in the diner’s storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke. . . . Finding himself in warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is about to be rewritten . . . and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful.

In Stephen King’s “most ambitious and accomplished” (NPR) novel, time travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.




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  • mike

    Well, I lost interest in this, with jj and bad robot involved, it is going to be shit, fact. Lost interest in star trek because of the remake crap and now lost interest in star wars becuase of jj and his crooks.

  • KMan

    Mike, you are a troll…..fact. Now f*ck off.

    • nosferatu

      KMan, you are a fucking idiot, and a troll, FACT! I also think jj Is a hack and have no interest in this now that bad robot is involved. There are people that hate jj’s guts, just because you are one of the pathetic fans that sucks jj’s balls does not mean everyone is as stupid as you. not everyone likes jj and not everyone is gay.

    • kayla 1975

      Kman I think you should fuck off you fag! You seem to think no one can speak their mind except the shit that is you!

  • chimes at midnight

    JJ is the worst director for star wars, FACT dumbass kman! NOW fuck off kman!

    • MrNateathon

      The worst? Come on, even if you aren’t a fan you know that’s not true. There are so many bad directors out there. Uwe Ball…..

      • chimes at midnight

        jj is tje worst director from the rumored list of directors and also because he f*cked up star trek for good.

  • ScaredForMovies

    The J.J trolls are out in force.
    :)

    • star wars is officially dead.

      wow, bad pun, and pathetic that you are in denial that there are actual people who hate jj abrams’ guts!

      • ScaredForMovies

        Did I say I liked him twat? Learn how to read.

      • star wars is officially dead.

        I read, and took it as sarcasm you dumbass shit!!

      • ScaredForMovies

        Says the guy complaining about a movie two years before its release on a non Star Wars related article. Who are you kidding? You’ll be first in line to see it. Your pathetic name says it all troll. And just for your reading comprehension skills I’m not being sarcastic r-tard. Star wars is dead boo hoo whatever will we do? Our lives are over. Pathetic.

  • darkwing duck

    JJ is incompetent at directing a star wars movie, enough said.

  • Ian Panhandler

    @ Darkwing Duck… Are you referring to one he has directed or one he is going to direct? Your use of tense is somewhat confusing… but it seems you’re rather confused, too.

    As you said: enough said.

    • chimes at midnight

      I am not confused. I am going by evidence of his previous work which is proof he is incompetent at directing a star wars movie. What do you not understand? That’s right, you are confused. My tenses were and are right, by going off of jj’s so called directing job so far. Like I said before, enough was said, and again enough was said before you had to pontificate.

    • Ian Panhandler

      I am not confused. I am going by evidence of his previous work which is proof he is incompetent at directing a star wars movie. What do you not understand? That’s right, you are confused. My tenses were and are right, by going off of jj’s so called directing job so far. Like I said before, enough was said, and again enough was said before you had to pontificate

      • darkwing duck

        I am not confused. I am going by evidence of his previous work which is proof he is incompetent at directing a star wars movie. What do you not understand? That’s right, you are confused. My tenses were and are right, by going off of jj’s so called directing job so far. Like I said before, enough was said, and again enough was said before you had to pontificate!

      • chimes at midnight

        hey dumbass Ian, how about not committing fraudulent activity and not copying what I typed.

      • Jessey

        hey dumbass Ian, how about not committing fraudulent activity and not copying what I typed!!!!!

  • star wars is officially dead.

    I read, and took it as sarcasm you dumbass shit!

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