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Old 08-18-05, 04:26 AM
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Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the stories of Stephen King (limited tv series)

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NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES: FROM THE STORIES OF STEPHEN KING limited series being executive-produced by Bill Haber (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow) of Ostar Enterprises

Bill Haber and his Ostar Enterprises are developing this limited series based on the book of short stories by Stephen King. The deal calls for Ostar to develop scripts for eight one-hour episodes. Mick Garris (The Stand, Sleepwalkers) and Mike Robe (News at Eleven, Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North), Peter Filardi (TNTís Salemís Lot, Flatliners), Larry Cohen (Phone Booth, Cellular), April Smith (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter) and Richard Christian Matheson (Mobius, Dean Koontzís Sole Survivor) have signed to pen scripts for the series. NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES is based on Stephen Kingís 1993 anthology of 20 short stories, whose subjects include murderous revenge, dead rock stars, zombies, an evil toy and a wicked stepfather, to name a few.
This is a brilliant idea. They could easily expand this into a regular series if it went over well. He has 70+ short stories to his name. Granted most of Night Shift has been mined for feature films, but they could easily be re-imagined for tv like the Shining, Carrie or Salem's Lot. Unfortunately this will probably end up on network tv. I wish HBO, Showtime or some cable company would parnter with him.
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This sounds pretty cool and I agree -- would probably be best executed via cable.
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Great idea.

I also hope HBO picks this up.
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If they did expand the idea to other short stories, it's too bad that my favorite of all time would never make it:

Survivor Type (from Skeleton Crew)

One of the best stories I EVER read, but it wouldn't work on TV.

But to the idea of making his short stories into 1-hour episodes I say
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I'll watch.

slightly off topic but does Mick Garris do anything other than Stephen King films?

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