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Green Lantern Writer For Under The Dome
Michael Green adapting Stephen King

23 May 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Variety

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Hidden within a much larger Variety story about Steven Spielberg's gradual domination of television as well as the cinema, is some news about Dreamworks' upcoming Stephen King mini-series. Last we heard, the project was "out to writers", but now it seems that Green Lantern writer Michael Green is hard at work adapting Under the Dome.

Green is a veteran TV writer and producer, with extensive credits on Smallville, Everwood, Heroes and Kings. More recently he's been all about the comics, attached to DC/Warner's The Flash and Marvel's Fantastic Four reboot, as well as the aforementioned Ryan Reynolds/Hal Jordan epic. He's also written a Moses script that doesn't seem to be the same project as Peter Chernin's (are we to expect competing Moseses?) and co-written Dreamworks' TV-movie The River, from Oren Peli's story concept.

Plenty of experience then, although, unless you count sifting through decades of comicbook continuity (which you probably should, actually) he's yet to take a crack at an adaptation of something as weighty as King's 2009 novel.

One of King's trademark, massive, small-town, multi-character stories, Under the Dome involves Maine suburb Chester Mill being suddenly separated from the outside world by an impermeable invisible barrier. King intended it in part as a satire on the Bush/Cheney administration, but Green's toughest challenge will be to stop people comparing it to The Simpsons Movie.

King and Spielberg are co-executive producing, but there's no start-date yet.


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