There are a lot of adaptations of King's works coming up in the near future.  Here's a short list of some of the interesting ones.

The Stand: Warner Bros. was courting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows director David Yates to take on King's end of the world saga, but has since turned to Ben Affleck. The 1994 mini-series is a TV movie classic, but the WB hopes to launch a two-movie franchise that can do service to the book's epic scale.

Pet Sematary: First made in 1989, Transformers producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, writer Matthew Greenberg (who penned the entertaining King adaptation 1408) and director Alexander Aja (The Hills Have EyesPiranha 3-D) will bring King's terrifying dead pet story back to life.

11/22/63: Director Jonathan Demme, who won an Oscar for his work on The Silence of the Lambs, is set to write and direct a feature based on King's latest novel, a time travel saga revolving around JFK's assassination.

Carrie: Continuing the trend of gravitas, Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't CryStop-Loss) tackles a retelling of King's supernatural high school drama with one of the finest young actresses working today: Chloe Moretz. Keeping the bar set high is four-time Oscar-nominated actress  Julianne Moore as Carrie's mother.

Under the Dome: Lost writer and comic book overlord Brian K. Vaughn is set to adapt King's massive ensemble drama into a TV show for Showtime.

Rose Madder: Nominated for the Best Original Screenplay Oscar in 2004 for In AmericaNaomi Sheridanis writing an adaptation of King's story of marital abuse and otherworldly escape.

The Dark Tower: King's seven-book Western/Fantasy epic is getting the Lord of the Rings treatment from director Ron Howard, writer Akiva Goldsman and producer Brian Grazer. Originally set up at Universal, the movie/television hybrid (the plan is to jump back and forth between the two mediums over several years) has recently jumped to Warner Bros.


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AuthorJoe Camillieri