"Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof’s first project under his deal with Warner Bros. has been greenlit to pilot at HBO.
Tom Perrotta’s 2011 novel “The Leftovers” follows what happens to those who are not transported to Heaven during The Rapture.
In the New York Times, Stephen King called the book “the best Twilight Zone episode you never saw."
Perrotta has seen two of his other books adapted into excellent movies: Alexander Payne’s 1999 satire “Election” and Todd Field’s “Little Children,” which earned Perrotta an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay.
Lindelof penned the pilot script with Perrotta, and will serve as showrunner should HBO greenlight the project to series.
Lindelof co-created and served as showrunner of “Lost” before he co-scripted “Cowboys & Aliens,” “Prometheus,” the upcoming big-screen “Star Trek” sequel and the secretive Brad Bird/Disney project "Tomorrowland."