Stephen king might be the master of horror, but his best story to film adaptations are always about the more personal stories that he tells. Stand By Me, The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption… All of them classics.
Now it looks like we will be getting a new movie from him, directed by Jonathan Demme and based off his upcoming book, ’11/22/63′.
The book tells the story of a teacher who has a friend with a time portal in his basement. Together they concoct a plan to go back in time and stop the assassination of JFK.
Anyone who loves time travel knows that this is just a very messy idea. It will be really interesting to see how King deals with the Time paradox and avoids blowing up the universe…
Here’s the official description of the story:
Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students—a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.
Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane—and insanely possible—mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life—a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.