What if you could go back in time and change things – in this case, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? That’s the premise of Stephen King’s acclaimed novel, 11/22/63 – and Hulu has announced a direct-to-series adaptation of the novel.
The nine-hour event series is from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions (Cloverfield, Person of Interest, Fringe, Lost), executive producer/writer Bridget Carpenter (The Red Road), Warner Bros. Television, and the author, Stephen King. No premiere date was given. For further details, follow the jump.
It’s odd, but I find myself anticipating J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 more than almost all of the big budget tentpole movies that are scheduled for release this summer [and I’m eagerly awaiting a good many of those!]. Maybe it’s because the film seems to encapsulate the feeling of such disparate films as ET, Stand By Me and Close encounters of the Kind – with a dash of Jaws.
Somehow, the trailers for Super 8 – including the new one [see it following the jump] – suggest a film that creates characters that feel real and that will make the stakes real for an audience. Super 8 opens on June 10, 2011.
Paramount Pictures is making Mission Impossible IV. The film, which will be produced by Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions and will star Cruise, will be released Memorial Day weekend 2011.
Screenwriters Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec are attached to write the script, from an original idea by Cruise and Abrams. The studio, Cruise and Abrams are in now the process of identifying a director for the film.