Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Images From Marvel's Daredevil
Not one but two! It's almost like it's Christmas...
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
16 December 2014
The BFG Finds Its Sophie
Newcomer Ruby Barnhill lands dream role
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Milius (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Jurassic Park (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Lincoln (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Raiders Of The Lost Ark (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

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

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

submit to reddit

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.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Transporter TV Series Underway
Chris Vance is the new Frank Martin
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 15 Most Memorable Character Deaths Of The Year
2014’s RIP honour roll

Review Of The Year: 10 Best Soundtracks Of 2014
The scores and OSTs to add to your playlist

Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Review Of 2014: The 15 Best Cameos Of The Year
Our favourite one-scene movie-stealers

8 Things You Can Learn From The BFI's Star Wars Exhibition
The original crawl, a 'grotesque' villain and a very different princess

Review Of The Year: 40 Worst Posters Of 2014
One-sheets that you'd rather not have on your wall

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)