Jonathan Demme speaks 11/22/63Posted: January 23, 2012, 23:34:46
Jonathan Demme recently spoke to MTV about his adaptation of King's 11/22/63.
"I'm adapting Stephen King's book," Demme told MTV News in Park City, UT over the weekend, where he was promoting the Slamdance debut of his "Neil Young Journeys" documentary. "I'm on the screenplay for it right now."
"It's a time travel story," he said of the plot. "Somebody from the 20th century gets a window back to the past and they go back with the goal of trying to prevent the assassination of JFK. It's an extraordinary thriller. It's a great love story, also. It's a fabulous book."
Demme doesn't have a time-table on when the movie might start shooting — "First I have to get the script finished," he said, "and it's going really well" — but he did say that he feels more than a little bit privileged to be working with King after working with another American icon in Young.
"Sitting here with Neil Young, and working with Stephen King — these are two great American storytellers who use different mediums," he said.
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