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Stephen King’s Under The Dome Coming to CBS

CBS has ordered 13 episodes of a serialized television adaptation of  Stephen King‘s Under the Dome. Coming next summer, the series will be produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television studios.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev will direct the first episode. The scriptwriting team for the project included Neal Baer, Stephen King, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider and Brian K. Vaughan; they will all work as executive producers on the project.  Simon & Schuster (part of the CBS corporation) will re-release of the trade paperback and eBook through the Pocket Books imprint.

Here’s more from the release: “UNDER THE DOME is the story of a small New England town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome.  The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from and if and when it will go away.”

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Marcus Sakey to Host Travel Channel TV Series

Crime novelist Marcus Sakey will write and host a new Travel Channel television series called Hidden City. On his website, Sakey gave this description of the show: “It’s sort of Anthony Bourdain‘s No Reservations meets Castle.”

Throughout the twelve-episode series, Sakey (pictured, via) will journey to Anchorage, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, the Florida Keys, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.   The show debuts on December 5th.

Here’s more from the release: “Sakey travels the country, city to city, to dig up the less-than-pristine history and reveal the untold story behind each locale, serving as a personal guide to each city’s unique past. The premiere episode explores Sakey’s hometown of Chicago, the city famous for reinventing itself through its checkered history. Viewers will meet America’s first—and maybe worst—serial killer, H.H. Holmes; walk in the footsteps of legendary gangster, John Dillinger; and dig into the 1968 DNC riots, when protestors clashed with police in a battle royale broadcast live to the world.”

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“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” Coming to U.S. Theaters

griltatoo23.jpgAccording to Variety, Music Box Films has purchased U.S. rights to the Swedish adaptation of the late Stieg Larsson‘s bestseller, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

The film has already collected nearly $100 million around the world, and was produced for a lean $13 million. The company plans to bring the film to U.S. theaters “early next year.”

Here’s more about the production, from the article: “Niels Arden Oplev helmed the pic, which stars Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace … The next pic in the trilogy, ‘The Girl Who Played With Fire,’ has already taken $16 million from four foreign markets.”