Anyone read this here yet? Thousand page gut buster I read in 2 weeks. Because I couldn't stop reading it. If you haven't read it and plan to this could be a mini Spoiler. Basically a large Dome is put over the city and all hell breaks lose on many insane levels of power struggles in the community. Polarity shifts between personalities and the rise of the tyrants. Planes crash into and cars and woodchucks get cut in half and deer and people when this thing goes down then CNN is on it in detail and the military stationed all around it. Let's just say it gets multidimensional and other denizens from other parts of the galaxy are involved.. I loved it.
Here is some recent news which makes it even more fascinating! =)
~ Steven Spielberg and Stephen King Team for 'Under the Dome'
It's a potent combination: Steven + Stephen. Steven Spielberg and Stephen King are joining forces to develop a limited series based on King's just-released supernatural thriller "Under the Dome." DreamWorks TV has optioned the book and is looking to set it up as an event series, likely for cable. You can read all of the plans below.
DreamWorks principal Stacey Snider was key in bringing the project to the company. Spielberg, King and Snider will exec produce along with DreamWorks TV chiefs Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.Book, which has earned strong reviews as a return to form for the prolific author, revolves around the drama that unfolds after an invisible force field suddenly descends on a small vacation town in Maine. As the locals fight for their survival, the town descends into warring factions led by enigmatic characters.
DreamWorks is starting to meet with writers for the project. The plan is to set a writer before shopping the skein to prospective buyers.
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 for TNT a few years ago until it was tabled for budgetary reasons.
The "Dome" deal continues a burst of activity on the smallscreen side for Spielberg and DreamWorks TV. Among the high-profile projects in the works is a series about the development of a fictional Broadway tuner for Showtime. Another Showtime contender is a costume-drama revolving around the Borgia clan, penned by Neil Jordan and with Robert Zemeckis also producing.
DreamWorks TV also produces the pay cabler's dramedy "United States of Tara," for which star Toni Collette won the lead comedy actress Emmy in September. "Tara" bows its sophomore season in March.