Daily Read (4/18/16)

Ooh! Joel David Moore – of Bones – is directing a “semi-dystopian” adaptation of Timon of Athens! That story calls it a “modern day Gatsby,” which makes me realize I might not have any idea what Timon of Athens is about. Huh.

Spike TV has ordered a series based on Stephen King’s The Mist. Anyone read that? Should I?

I know we all laugh at the “Romeo & Juliet sequel” concept, but I hear that the book Still Star-Crossed is actually quite good, so the show will be worth a look. Anyway, they’ve cast Clara Rugaard to play Juliet… in flashbacks, I assume?

HBO is making a Fahrenheit 451 movie.

TV News: Shannara, Rosemary’s Baby, Basket Case & More

  • CBS has announced miniseries The Dovekeepers, based on Alice Hoffman’s novel.
  • And NBC has greenlit their name Rosemary’s Baby miniseries.
  • MTV is developing Shannara, based on Terry Brooks’s fantasy series.
  • Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn of Haven are prepping another Stephen King-based drama, Grand Central, at ABC.
  • Rob Reiner is working on an adaptation of Carl Hiaasen’s Basket Case at Spike.
  • TNT has ordered a pilot based on Marcia Clark’s Guilt by Association.