The thread takes it's title from a blog entry I ran across at the site Talk Stephen King, a link to which can be found below.
It concerns a recent interview Jon Demme gave about 11/22/63 in which he said there were, quote, "A dozen movies in 11/22/63", by which he means a dozen alternate adaptations spun off from this one book.
The story could be adapted to the screen in such a way that we wind up in a sense with an entirely different story, or just the same story with additions that could change around certain aspects of the plot.
As for Mr. K's take on all this, Demme says, "Stephen is wide open".
The implications of the article are so interesting that I thought it deserved a thread all it's own. The question is how would anyone feel about certain changes in the story? Some interesting thoughts were:
What if Jake gets extended scenes in which he meets JFK face to face in Washington?
What if the outcome of the ending is changed completely so that, say, Jake makes things even better than when he left?
What if Jake gains Oswald's confidence?
There are a lot of what ifs to work with here, each one of which could find it's way to the screen, Demme's right about much. This thread then is about all those potential alternate what ifs of 11/22/63. What ways can you see the movie adapt going? Feel free to share them along with your thoughts about the original article itself.
Before going any further, I think I have to acknowledge David "The Rev" Squyers, proprietor of Talk Stephen King. This thread wouldn't be possible without him.
So what do you make of this turn of events? Any ideas of your own?
Be seeing you.