Surprise! Surprise! Another TV series based on a novel by Stephen King could be backed by Warner Bros. in the very near future. If we only had a time machine, or a DeLorean to confirm this news today.
According to a report by Deadline, Bad Robot Productions, a film and television production company owned by J.J. Abrams is currently in negotiation for the rights, and possibly adapt a series or mini-series based on King’s time-traveling John F. Kennedy assassination novel, 11/22/63. In fact, this isn’t the first attempt to adapt the book, a feature film was already in talks last year, but due to creative disagreements the project was dropped.
If negotiations go well for Bad Robot Productions, I’m guessing the series could be slated for the end of this year, but most likely aimed for 2014.
More about the novel
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.