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J.J. Abrams Adapting Stephen King's Time Travel Kennedy Assassination Novel "11/22/63" For TV

Staff Posted: 04/29/2013 - 02:14 COMMENT

Joining Stephen King's recent television adaptation with Under The Dome, J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot is currently in talks to bring 11/22/63 to TV as well.

The best-selling novel is about an English Teacher who travels back in time and attempts to stop the Kennedy Assassination.

Deadline has it that 11/22/63 might be made into a cable series or mini-series.

Here is a description of the book from Amazon:

Dallas, 11/22/63: Three shots ring out.

President John F. Kennedy is dead.

Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in a Maine town. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry somehow survived his father’s sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family. Jake is blown away . . . but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jake’s friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination. How? By stepping through a portal in the diner’s storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke. . . . Finding himself in warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is about to be rewritten . . . and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful.

In Stephen King’s “most ambitious and accomplished” (NPR) novel, time travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.

J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot is also behind NBC's Revolution which has just been announced to be renewed for a second season.