[Movies] Jonathan Demme No Longer Involved With 11/22/63 Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.06.2012
He had disagreements with Stephen King...
Jonathan Demme has told Indiewire that he is no longer involved with the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel 11/22/63.
While at the Marrakech Film Festival (where he is being honored), he said: "That's off the table."
Demme was first attached to the film in 2011. It's a 900-page book that follows Jake Epping, who travels back in time to stop the assassination of JFK by going to 1958 and starting a new life that will allow him to change history.
Demme added: "There's a dozen movies in '11/22/63.' We're finding the one that we think is kind of the best of all. This is a big book, with lots in it. And I loved certain parts of the book for the film more than Stephen did. We're friends, and I had a lot of fun working on the script, but we were too apart on what we felt should be in and what should be out of the script. I had an option and I let it go. But I hope it's moving forward, I really want to see that movie."
King has another of projects based on his work in development. Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead) and Joel Courtney (Super 8 are set to star in Mercy, a film based on his story story Gramma. Meanwhile, Under the Dome was picked up for a series at CBS.