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
24 December 2014
Andy Serkis Takes Us Inside The Imaginarium
The actor-director gives us a tour of his state-of-the-art studio
Sony To Release The Interview After All
Update: US cinemas get limited roll-out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
09 October 2014
Tomorrowland Teaser Trailer Online
'Do you want to go?'
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Tomorrowland
22 May 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Prometheus (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Cowboys & Aliens
Empire Star Rating
Little Children (2006)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Damon Lindelof Finds The Leftovers
Planning a post-Rapture party for HBO

28 June 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Damon Lindelof Finds The Leftovers

Given that he’s most famous for A) working on Lost, a TV show that frustrated almost as much as it entertained viewers with its mysteries and B) co-writing Prometheus a film that… you get the idea - you might think that Damon Lindelof would choose something a little less twisty and mysterious for his big return to TV. But this is why you are not Damon Lindelof: he’s instead plumped to adapt Tom Perrotta’s 2011 book The Leftovers for HBO.

It’s nothing to do with recycled food; Perotta’s tome posits a world three years after the Rapture happens, but not quite as predicted. While some people have indeed been taken up as prophesised in the Bible, many more than originally believed are left behind, and they’re trying to work out both what happened, and how to make it in a very different world.

Lindelof and Perrotta will co-write the pilot script and serve as executive producers if HBO picks up the series, working alongside producers Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger.

Talking with Vulture, Lindelof explained that he jumped at the chance to turn the book into something more after seeing Stephen King rave about it in The New York Times Book Review. "I got about a paragraph into it and immediately Amazon'd the book," he says. "And when I got the book, I fell deeply and passionately in love with it. I think that even from the moment I read the logline for the book, it was something I wanted to be vicariously a part of as opposed to just enjoying it as a consumer."

Perrotta is no stranger to seeing his work adapted for the screen – both his novels Election and Little Children have been turned into very good movies. Now it remains to be seen whether Leftovers follows suit on the goggle box.


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

Fun Size Trailer Unwrapped
Hi-jinks on Halloween
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

Your Comments

Classless writer
That Lindelof fella. More

Posted by osh man at 00:53 on 29 June 2012 | Report This Post

Classless Jackass
That Lindelof fella. More

Posted by osh man at 00:52 on 29 June 2012 | Report This Post

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
Empire's Three Favourite Scenes Of 2014
A hat-trick of moneyshots from the last 12 months

The 32 Funniest Movie Moments Of The Year
2014's side-splittingest scenes

The 10 Best Games Of The Year
2014's top pixel-pushers duke it out for the number one slot

Dan Stevens: The Breakout Star Of 2014
We congratulate The Guest star on his year to remember

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

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

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)