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Steven Spielberg,Stephen King team on 'Under the Dome'


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#1 OFFLINE   Steve615

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:34 PM

From Variety:

Steven Spielberg and Stephen King are joining forces to develop a limited series based on Mr. King's recently released supernatural thriller,titled Under the Dome.

DreamWorks TV has optioned the book and is looking to set it up as an event series,likely for cable.

Spielberg and King have worked together in the past,developing a screen adaptation of King's 1984 novel The Talisman,on which Spielberg has had the option for more than 20 years.

That project has been developed as a feature,and it came close to being done as a mini-series on TNT a few years ago until it was tabled for budgetary reasons.

More info at the following link.

http://www.variety.c...egoryid=10&cs=1

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 09:27 AM

1/2 way into the book now and it's good -- I can see this series turning out quite well. :up:

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 04:46 PM

Stephen King has said HBO will be doing the miniseries.

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 09:07 PM

Still working on that tome! Sounds like a great HBO project!
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:21 PM

http://www.thefutonc.../20121129cbs03/

CBS has given a straight-to-series order for 13 episodes of UNDER THE DOME, a serialized drama from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television based on Stephen King's best-selling novel of the same name. The series will be broadcast in summer 2013.

UNDER THE DOME is the story of a small New England town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town's inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from and if and when it will go away.



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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:53 PM

Is that the 'iron' dome?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:46 AM

Looking forward to this.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:00 PM

Looking forward to this.


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

Spielberg and King have worked together in the past,developing a screen adaptation of King's 1984 novel The Talisman,on which Spielberg has had the option for more than 20 years.


Too bad they didn't make a movie based off of the Talisman. I remember reading that a long time ago.
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:58 AM

The Talisman is my favorite book of all time and I've been patiently waiting for the Movie version for every one of those 20 years.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:56 AM

The Talisman is my favorite book of all time and I've been patiently waiting for the Movie version for every one of those 20 years.


That's one of my favorite books as well, but I'm not sure a stand-alone movie could ever do it justice....there's just too much "story" to fit in the obligatory 130-180 minute attention limit. If it were given the budget, this could be an outstanding mini-mega series, where each episode covers a time frame, one in "this world" followed by one in "that world". (If you've read the book you'll know what I mean, if you haven't, I don't want to give too much of a spoiler)

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:58 AM

movie = live action filming of any type.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:33 AM

movie = live action filming of any type.


Ah, gotcha. :)

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:30 PM

This is just an old Twilight Zone plot.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:07 PM

lotta dead birds

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:52 AM

Spielberg has had mixed results on TV. Some of this shows have been fairly expensive failures, so hopefully he has more luck this time. Something more like 4400 and less like Earth 2 or SeaQuest.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:07 AM

This is just an old Twilight Zone plot.


Is it? I can think of certain elements it shares with certain "Twilight Zone" episodes, but can't think of any episode that has the same plot.

The one that actually seems most similar is "It's a Good Life," which also involves a town cut off from the rest of the world -- but that's due to Billy Mumy and his supernatural powers, not due to an impenetrable dome that mysteriously appears. Presumably no one's going to get wished into the cornfield or turned into a giant jack-in-the-box in the "Under the Dome" miniseries.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:16 PM

Spielberg has had mixed results on TV. Some of this shows have been fairly expensive failures, so hopefully he has more luck this time. Something more like 4400 and less like Earth 2 or SeaQuest.


It's been a while, but I think the problems with Seaquest were mainly due to NBC demands on a change in direction in season 2. Storywise, I think it was better in the first season. But also not sure really how much Spielberg had to do with it really.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:59 AM

Well "The Dome" is exactly like the film "The Bubble" (aka "The Fantastic Invasion of Planet Earth" in 3D). It's a clone of it. And has many similarities to the Twilight Zone's "Stopover in a Quiet Town" and of course "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street".

Spielberg gets very testy when confronted with his stealing stuff. I had a big argument with him once when he wanted to stick sunglasses that could see aliens into a Dreamworks videogame. I said, "Great, just like "They Live" with Roddy Piper!" He goes, "No, they didn't have those in They Live. This is an original idea!" He got very bent out of shape about it. He must be original at all times. In his own mind.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:44 PM

This is just an old Twilight Zone plot.


Not really, but the effect is similar. The Twilight Zone often featured stories exploring how normal people woudl react in extraordinary situations. That's what King does well in many of his novels including "The Dome."

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