Steven Spielberg, Stephen King team up for ‘Under the Dome’

November 20th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI  

DreamWorks Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): American film director Steven Spielberg and writer Stephen King have teamed up to develop a limited series based on King’s just-released supernatural thriller “Under the Dome”.

DreamWorks TV optioned the book and is looking to set it up as an event series, likely for cable, after its principal Stacey Snider brought the project to the company, reports Variety.

Spielberg, King and Snider will exec produce along with DreamWorks TV chiefs Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, and the film studio has started meeting with writers for the project.

The 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.

The “Dome” deal continues a burst of activity on the small screen side for Spielberg and DreamWorks TV. (ANI)

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