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Spielberg Under Dome

11.19.2009

It didn't take long for Stephen King's latest book to go from the shelves into the live-action pipe.

Despite the transparent nature of its titular enigma, the macabre master's latest 1000-page brick "Under the Dome" has caught the attention of none other than Steven Spielberg, whose Dreamworks plans to set it up as an "event series" for cable.

The studio just started meeting with writers for the project, so it will still be a while before the bebubbled borough is seen beneath the unseen on the screen.

The synopsis (which thankfully doesn't need a map, character list or forklift): "When the smalltown of Chester's Mill, Maine, is surrounded by an invisible force field, the people inside must exert themselves to survive. The situation deteriorates rapidly due to the dome's ecological effects and the machinations of Big Jim Rennie, an obscenely sanctimonious local politician and drug lord who likes the idea of having an isolated populace to dominate. Opposing him are footloose Iraq veteran Dale “Barbie” Barbara, newspaper editor Julia Shumway, a gaggle of teen skateboarders and others who want to solve the riddle of the dome. King handles the huge cast of characters masterfully but ruthlessly, forcing them to live (or not) with the consequences of hasty decisions."

Check out the book's teaser trailer:

Extra Tidbit: King refuted similarities to THE SIMPSONS MOVIE on his official site.
Source: Variety

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7:45AM on 11/21/2009
Sure. And The Talisman is due to come out any day now. If his previous dedication to King's material is any clue UTD should see release sometime in 2020.
Sure. And The Talisman is due to come out any day now. If his previous dedication to King's material is any clue UTD should see release sometime in 2020.
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7:55PM on 11/20/2009

Stephen King Spielberg

Stephen King is great and Stephen Spielberg sci-fi is great, sounds good to me.
Stephen King is great and Stephen Spielberg sci-fi is great, sounds good to me.
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2:47PM on 11/20/2009
SIMPSONS DID IT.
SIMPSONS DID IT.
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8:47AM on 11/20/2009

Lol!

I hope they don't run out of coffee! :-)
I hope they don't run out of coffee! :-)
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6:59AM on 11/20/2009

simpsons

yeah, i must say that there´s a sttrong resemblance to the simpsons movie :P

other than that, bring it on baby
yeah, i must say that there´s a sttrong resemblance to the simpsons movie :P

other than that, bring it on baby
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5:25AM on 11/20/2009
This sounds like an old old Outer Limits episode but non the less I am intrigued.

cept for the gaggle of teen skateboarders..ugh.
This sounds like an old old Outer Limits episode but non the less I am intrigued.

cept for the gaggle of teen skateboarders..ugh.
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2:03AM on 11/20/2009
Tussle my hair Mr Hanks.
Tussle my hair Mr Hanks.
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12:51AM on 11/20/2009
Sounds a lot like The Mist, whose movie I love. Never read the book. Never read any Stephen King book.
Sounds a lot like The Mist, whose movie I love. Never read the book. Never read any Stephen King book.
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12:15AM on 11/20/2009

Damn Dirty Double Post

The Simpsons have done everything, to be fair.
The Simpsons have done everything, to be fair.
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12:14AM on 11/20/2009

Simpsons Did It!

Mr. King saw the Simpsons movie, huh? Haha.
Mr. King saw the Simpsons movie, huh? Haha.
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12:15AM on 11/20/2009
And then, after I posted this, I saw the Extra Tidbit. So it's not just me.
And then, after I posted this, I saw the Extra Tidbit. So it's not just me.
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