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The Writers Behind TV’s THE DEAD ZONE Team Plot A New Series Based On Stephen King Novella THE COLORADO KID!!

Published at: Sept. 28, 2009, 10:31 p.m. CST

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Five writers who worked on USA’s “The Dead Zone” -- Scott Shepherd, Lloyd Segan, Shawn Piller, Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn – are working on a new series based on the 2005 Stephen King novella “The Colorado Kid.” Variety has the project’s title and premise:
Titled "Haven," the project centers on a spooky town in Maine where cursed folk live normal lives in exile. When those curses start returning, FBI agent Audrey Parker is brought in to keep those supernatural forces at bay -- while trying to unravel the mysteries of Haven.
Independent studio E1 is trying to mount the series as an international co-production on the model of “Defying Gravity,” which aired on channels in Germany and Canada in addition to ABC. No American channel has yet been lined up for “Haven.” Find all of Variety’s story on the matter here.
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  • Sept. 28, 2009, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Stay firsty, my friends

    by TresEquis

    Interesting...but aren't there better King properties to hone in on?

  • Sept. 28, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Hmm, USA should pick this up.

    by YackBacker

    They've done well in promoting their original programming over the past few years and they stick with a show for a while.

  • Sept. 28, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    So.....

    by the astroman

    ...it has nothing at all to do with the King story, then? Why not call it Stephen King's Haven?

  • Sept. 28, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST

    I wish King's dialogue wasn't so bad

    by felwithe

    Because his stories tend to be great in concept. I just really, really hate some of his characters and dialogue.

  • Sept. 28, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    The Mist

    by MacReady452

    Back to Maine. I'm there.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 12:11 a.m. CST

    so it's the same but different??

    by THEoverfiend

    kinda like the clusterfuck we call Runningman?? THAT could use a remake. ever hear about that damon-affleck thing that was a total rip-off of the Long Walk??

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Umm...this description has NOTHING to do with...

    by Cap'n Jack

    The Colorado Kid. I don't know what they're talking about here, but it is NOT The Colorado Kid.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST

    This Ain't The Colorado Kid

    by Charbarred

    Sounds like Stephen King alright, but this has nothing to do with The Colorado Kid. Surprisingly this is one of the few books that don't have any supernatural themes to it.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 2:38 a.m. CST

    From the guys that brought you Sam and Jim go to Hollywood

    by pirandello

    ...an entertaining and informative podcast available on iTunes and libsyn. More than the tale of a couple of guys going to LA to follow their dream, it also is a true to life documentary of the ups and downs of being creative with a friend. Although it's been a year since the last update, I highly recommend all 44 episodes. Subscribe, download and listen to them without reading the titles and descriptions - there are some spoilers. Hope they upload a new episode soon!

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Why trust these guys with another King property?

    by Penetron

    These guys helped ruin an amazing premise in the Dead Zone. They can rot in hell for all I care.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 10:05 a.m. CST

    I Know It's Dead, But Make Virtuality a Series

    by Crow3711

    You fucking fools. That two hour pilot was fucking awesome. What happened?

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    I'd like to meet the woman who inspired

    by Guy Gaduois

    the cover picture of the Colorado Kid. Yowsa. <p> Spoiler: didn't the Colorado Kid have a guy showing up dead on one coast with evidence that put him in an impossible time conundrum being basically alive and dead at the same time. I thought the book "The Colorado Kid" title had nothing to do with the story. But I'm easily confused by these things and seeing that illustrated woman on the cover of the book isn't helping my clarity of thought. <p> On another topic, why isn't there any talkbacks about Polanski's possible involuntary return to America? That's never a tiresome discussion and it's not a divisive issue at all. Someone should pull the pin on that grenade and then walk away. Threadkill is an underappreciated art, especially here on Ain't It Incindiary News.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST

    The premise has nothing to do with the book, but....

    by scottryfun

    ...since the book was one of the single worst things I've ever read, I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    So they're mixing...

    by Gislef_crow

    Eureka, Friday the 13th the Series, and Warehouse 13? Okay... As long as you avoided the muddle of the overall storyarc and the weird redemption of the Stillson character, The Dead Zone series wasn't too bad until they kinda just gave up on it halfway through the last season. And anything that gave Strange Luck's Karl Schaefer work can't be too bad. Although he was outta there before the last season crashed and burned.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    So they're using King's name and book title

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    only. I've read the book. If any of you haven't I suggest you do. It's a good read. I read King's bio a month or so ago. I forget the details, but after a while of selling rights to his books and seeing awful movies made he came up with a solution. I don't recall the exact details, but he sell them for a low price. I think it was just a dollar even, but I could be wrong. The kicker is he gets full script approval (and director too I think, but I could be wrong) and a portion of the profits. So basiscally he's taking in way less money (like he needs it) but he gets to see his creations come to life how he sees fit. When I saw this I was thinking no wonder the King adapation movies have gotten so much better.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Loved The Mist

    by Naughty

    Would make an awesome series!

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