11 works of Stephen King, who would like to see on the TV screen
Language does not turn to say that everything is fine Stephen King added to the film adaptation of his literary works. For every "The Shawshank Redemption", a long time leader of one of the most well-known lists of the best films in the history of cinema, have to own "Mangler", as opposed to the classic "Carrie" there are certainly some shameful "Sleepwalkers" and the brilliant "Firestarter" certainly It has to be contrasted with something like "hopeless." Such as "roller coaster" by experiencing and on TV, where the place and dull TV series "Under the Dome", and quite drayvovye "11.22.63". The success of the latter has pushed us to look at the bibliography King and choose which of his books are best able to take root on the blue screen.
It would be a mistake to think that Stephen King - is just a banal "pugalschik", the "king of horror" has a lot of dramatic works that are worthy and reading, and the subsequent film adaptation. For example, the story "Protoka" from the collection "Skeleton Crew" written back in 1981. This work tells the story of the oldest resident of one of the islands off the coast of Maine. Stella never left his fragile piece of land, but in the sunset of her life in the North American falls harsh winter, and duct separating the island and the mainland is covered with ice. Driven by the last call of the woman goes to her life in the ice trek, accompanied by the ghosts of those who supported her all the previous years. Put the leading role of the star level of Meryl Streep, Vanessa Redgrave and Judi Dench, and the series is provided steadfast attention.
"Dark Tower" (1982)
The main product of the King, the author accompanies throughout life, of course, it calls for a very reverent attitude. That's why stir the hair on the heads of the writer's fans to read news about caste and the structure of the franchise, "The Dark Tower". Filmmakers set out to do from the eight-volume saga of several films and TV series, but we would prefer to limit ourselves to small screen, especially since TV has long been on the picture is not inferior to the middle peasants from cinemas. Dense, rich literary framework could ensure that the creators of the series 5-6 seasons of existence, and examples of the most popular "Walking Dead" and "Game of Thrones" talking about the possibility of creating unique worlds, needed for the story of Roland. As for the main character, is a unique experience would be involvement of Clint Eastwood and his son Scott as the role of Roland performers over the years. It does not show, and the dream would turn out.
If you wipe the "Dark Tower" does not have the guts, you should pay attention to the "Talisman" - a grand fantasy adventure, written by Stephen King, in collaboration with Peter Straub. The novel combines two large areas - modern America and the Valley, fairy parallel universe where magic is as commonplace as we have electricity. Given the popularity of TV shows such as "Once Upon a Time" and "Grimm" from the TV "Talisman" could well turn demanded the show, and if the creators of this series were able to play on the contrast with the "Game of Thrones" by removing all of its project allusions to sex and bloody violence (and the protagonist of the book, we recall, 12-year-old boy), such a series would be able to gather under his wing all the viewers who consider "Thrones" too frank.
We believe that many of our readers aged thirty cherish in the heart of his childhood impressions from the first meeting with a clown Pennivayzom within the two-part TV movie "It" in 1990. The picture turned mixed (second series is inferior to the first), but frightening to shiver. However, new times require new actions, and that's novel about a clown lyutom already threatened remake. However, on the big screen his fate is still in limbo - the project director Cary Fukunaga left, and the contract with the contractor role Pennivayza Will Poulter has never signed. Is not it a reason to return to the TV? Here and in turn could not at 4:00, and all 16. And the novel itself has a house viewing the film adaptation - houses and walls help. Unless they are twined water pipes.
"People tenth hour" (1993)
In a story from the book "Nightmares and Dreamscapes" called "People of the tenth hour" or "Perekurschiki" we noticed only because of the fact that this work is already scheduled to film adaptation, but the project remained unrealized. Back in 2011 for the film project took Tom Holland, already transferred to the screen kingovskih "Langoliers" and "Thinner", it even attracted the performance starring Jay Baruchel, but about some results of their joint work yet unheard. It's a pity. From the "People of the tenth hour" would make a good show in the genre of sci-fi thriller - the protagonist of the story will know that the earth is invaded by aliens, to see which is the only one who refuses to quit smoking and nicotine in the body. More somber version of "V's" - would not you like to see it?
"On Writing" (2000)
Another untilled meadow, where King's much that can be learned - it journalism. Book (pardon the tautology), "On Writing" is interesting not only his first autobiographical part of the "Biography", but also to the section "Writing" in which "the horrors of the King" gives a master class by analyzing how other people work, and their own. Remembering how success enjoyed recent documentaries "Devil's installation", "Creating a murderer" or "Citizen four", it is easy to imagine the interest in the life and work of Stephen King. Imagine the scale and thoroughness HBO, lost in childhood and teenage memories King - this is a storehouse of unique information and interesting to a wide audience.
"Things that were left after them" (2006)
According to many literary critics in the 2000s Stephen King has not the best for your writing talent time and deny what works, written in a "zero", noticeably inferior to the books of the last century, it's silly. However, the gift can not be hidden, gems can be found, for example, and in the book "After midnight". We draw your attention to the story "The things left behind them", not so much frightening as to touch the soul. The main hero of the story narrowly escaped death during the terrorist attack of 9/11, intuition told him to stay home and not attend work place, located in one of the World Trade Center skyscrapers. However, after the rescue of the hero begins to find at items that belonged to his dead colleagues, and get rid of them is impossible, unless you give the victim's family. From the film adaptation would make a very emotional tribute to the victims of the terrible tragedy, but as long as the filmmakers do not dare to make the history of the series, limited to modest shorts.
Yes, we know that the movie "The mobile phone" Tod Williams is ready and about to first appear on the screens, however, with all due respect, then, how difficult this feature-length project made its way to the screen, tells us that the film not everything is fine. Let us not bury the picture ahead of time, but will keep a pencil, because of the "mobile phone" would have made a great apocalyptic series, congenial "the last ship", "Helix" or the same "walking dead". The virus spreads via cell phone calls, - whether it is a hot topic for the show some essential channel. Take the lead role of a Nathan Fillion, balancing with his "Castle" on the verge of closing, and the public interest in the project is provided.
Novella called "Ur" can be perceived and as an alternative to more cumbersome and thoughtful novel "11.22.63", and as a continuation of the series about a time traveler is saved from the death of President Kennedy. The book, originally written by King especially for the release on an electronic device Amazon Kindle, tells about a young man get his hands on a unique device that allows you to move in parallel universes. The hero discovers that the story in some parallel universes developing differently than in this: somewhere Hemingway wrote many more books, and somewhere in the Cuban missile crisis led to a nuclear war. Implementation of this project could well turn into a new "Quantum Leap", favorite TV series of milestones fans of science fiction. And the show, painting, alternative development stories, such as the recent "The Man in the High Castle," also refuse a few.
"American Vampire" (2010)
is transferred to the screen the story of "American Werewolf" you can kill several birds with one stone. First, the popularity of comic book adaptations (and "American Werewolf" - this is a comic strip written by King, coauthored with Scott Snyder) will also serve as an additional incentive for the viewer to see the new series. Second, the TV for a long time "puchit" from eating zombies, and all we need a paradigm shift with the walking dead at least a blood-sucking. Finally, thirdly, the interest of producers to adapt would serve as a trigger for the writer to continue working on a graphic novel - after King left the project after the first five issues. Meanwhile, from the adventure of the first American vampire in the Wild West, the end of the last century could get an entertaining spectacle - especially if the lead role call screwed up with the "Lone Ranger" Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.
"Hodges Trilogy" (2014)
Finally, we are ready to offer TV stations win-win situation - an adaptation of the trilogy about the retired detective Hodges, which includes the book "Mr. Mercedes," "Who found, takes a" and "End of Watch". In the wake of the popularity of "murder", "bridge", "American Crime Story" and "True Detective" carry on the screens of books about the tired detective walking on the trail of dangerous criminals, certainly it would be a big hit. With a strong literary foundation of King creators of the series did not even have to strain - all already invented to them, because Stephen is very cinematic writing. In January, by the way, rumor has it that for the adaptation of "Mr. Mercedes" took Jack Bender, known for his "Lost" and "Under the Dome", but no progress since then has not seen. But the main role and asks someone Level Paul Giamatti and Stanley Tucci.