spielberg kingIt is a marketing department’s dream, and it marks the first collaboration between Steven and Stephen in twenty years, as Variety are reporting that the duo are working to bring a mini series adaptation of King’s recently published novel Under the Dome.

Dome has garnered some serious praise, and it is hoped that it will mark the return to form for an author whose prolific nature has lead to an inevitable variance of quality – though there is no-one who can spin a yarn quite like Stephen King.

The central plot of Under the Dome, which will be developed into a mini-series by Dreamworks TV, revolves around the drama that unfolds after an invisible force field suddenly descends on a small vacation town in Maine. As the locals fight for their survival, the town descends into warring factions led by enigmatic characters, according to the paper, and comparisons to the often overlooked 90s mini-series of King’s The Stand are inevitable.

Key themes in King’s work are seemingly perfect for Spielberg to bring to the screen: small town panic, families and the supernatural and could see the first decent King adaptation in a while.

Eyes and ears, as always, to the ground.