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TV series based on Stephen King’s Mr Mercedes has a writer and director…

January 13th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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With Joyland, Dr Sleep, Mr Mercedes and, most recently, Revival, Stephen King has proved that he is back in a big way and, frankly, his writing is pretty much back to where he was 20 years ago.

Throw into the mix the studioes that people are finally ‘getting’ his work, in relation to adaptations, and Mr Mercedes could be something very special indeed.

The limited series will be developed by Sonar Entertainment and will be written by Ally McBeal and Boston Legal’s David E Kelly, with Lost’s Jack Bender in the director’s chair.

Kelley said: “This is an amazing opportunity to adapt a script from material penned by one of the world’s most acclaimed and accomplished authors. Mr. Mercedes is a great story that will translate beautifully to the screen if I don’t mess it up.”

Mr. Mercedes is the story of a psychopathic killer who commits mass murder by driving his Mercedes into a crowd and the recently retired cop who makes it his mission to bring him down. The second book in the trilogy – Finders Keepers – is due this May. We would imagine, if the series is successful, we could expect to see it adapted too.

Source: Deadline

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….