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.