A source close to the production tells EW that Samuel L. Jackson is circling the very meaty role of Charles Jacobs in the adaptation of Stephen King’s Revival. Josh Boone, who directed The Fault in Our Stars, has written the script and will helm the project, with Michael de Luca on board as producer.
The character of Charles Jacobs is one of King’s most interesting and complex: he’s a charismatic, small-town preacher who begins experimenting with the supernatural using electricity after his wife and child are killed in an accident. This is a story from the mind of Stephen King, so things only get more twisty and darker from there.
No word yet as to who is in talks to play the lead character, Jamie Morton.
Posted: February 10, 2016, 01:37:26 Section: TV » 11.22.63
11.22.63 around the world:
USA (hulu) February 15
Australia (Stan. ) February 16
Canada (Super Channel) February 17
New Zealand (Sky) February 23
Germany (Sky) April 11
Other countries that don't have a premier date yet are: UK, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Bulgaria, Flemish-speaking Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia and Slovenia.
King is now between books according to King himself in an interview with Rolling Stone. If that means he hasn’t written a book after End of Watch or if he has and not started on after that we don’t know.
King's next book, End of Watch, comes out one June 7th. It's the conclusion of a trilogy that began in 2014 with Mr. Mercedes and continued last year with Finders Keepers. He has yet to begin work on his next work. "I'm between books," he says. "Right now. I'm just promoting 11.22.63."
In an interview with Rolling Stone King talked about The Dark Tower movie. Here are some of the things he said:
"It looks to me like it's more likely than not it'll happen at this point. Let's put it that way."
"I think that it's more likely than not that Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey will be in it. But I can't say with any certainty. I know that they're trying to make deals with these actors [and] with Sony, and that's the extent of my knowledge."
King also said he want to write about Jericho Hill:
"I'm never done with The Dark Tower. The thing about The Dark Tower is that those books were never edited, so I look at them as first drafts. And by the time I got to the fifth or sixth book, I'm thinking to myself, 'This is really all one novel.' It drives me crazy. The thing is to try to find the time to rewrite them. There's a missing element – a big battle at a place called Jericho Hill. And that whole thing should be written; I've thought about it several times, and I don't know how to get into it."
"I'd have to go back, read all the material before I could get myself in a frame of mind to do that. So, man, I just don't know. I'm a pretty instinctual writer, and I don’t have any game plan. I’m very unprofessional about that part of it; I can strap myself down in a chair and write every day, but the ideas come when they come. Maybe it will come time to write the Jericho Hill thing one day too."