The last we heard of an attempt at adapting Stephen King’s novel, 11/22/63, was when director Jonathan Demme left the project last December. He was due to adapt the novel into a movie, but sadly he and King could not see eye to eye on certain parts of the story.
Now, JJ Abrams’ Bad Robt production company have stepped in hoping to adapt the novel into a TV series, or mini series. Deadline is reporting that Bad Robot, under a deal at Warner Brothers, are in final negotiations to get rights to the novel.
Here is the synopsis for the book from Amazon:
WHAT IF you could go back in time and change the course of history? WHAT IF the watershed moment you could change was the JFK assassination? 11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot – unless . . .
King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 – from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life – a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.
With extraordinary imaginative power, King weaves the social, political and popular culture of his baby-boom American generation into a devastating exercise in escalating suspense.