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Movie or TV series ?

Discussion in 'Mr. Mercedes' started by MartinN, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. MartinN

    MartinN Member

    Hello from Germany,

    Like I already told on the newbie site, I'm not only new to this forum, but also new to SK books, though I always enjoyed SK movies like Misery or Dolores.
    My very first book from Stephen was Mr Mercedes and I would love to see a movie.
    But I had to read, that maybe they will make a TV series out of it. What would make me much less happy.
    But I cannot find any official confirmation anywhere.
    Are there any websites, which confirm this ? Any links ?

    Generally; What would you prefer ?

    Best Regards

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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...movie(s)...no question...
  3. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Welcome to the boards.

    Movies, if they do it well.
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  4. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I see it becoming a series the way the Kathy Reichs' recurring character Temperance Brennan became the TV series Bones.
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  5. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Welcome. Myself I'd prefer a movie if it was done right. Perhaps one film per story seeing as there are more stories with the same characters planned. I wouldn't like to see lots of other stuff added and dragging it out.
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  6. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    Haven't even read this one and already I'm gonna tell ya: MOVIE.

    Hate King TV. Wish he'd quit with the wretched 'glass teat' (or digital teat, these days).
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  7. Christiane17

    Christiane17 Well-Known Member

    I would prefer a movie, because TV doesn't always reflects the story for what I have seen so far. I Watch Under The Dome, but I must say i'm not very enthousiastic, sorry to say. :)
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  8. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Movie all the way.
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  9. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky Well-Known Member

    I think it'd be really good as one of those made for TV movies like the Jesse Stone series. Then King( if he felt like) could write short stories for some of the other episodes. That way he is not boxed in and can think about the different episodes.
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  10. Tery

    Tery I want to look at life In the available light Moderator

    I still think an animate TV series would be ideal.
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  11. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky Well-Known Member

    yeah, like Cool McCool. I could play Bill, but I'm too bald.
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  12. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Didn't I read somewhere that the series has already been optioned, Moderator ? I can't remember if it was for movie or TV, though. And I think if it is a movie, Russell Crowe in his heavier state (like in Body of Lies) and greyed up a bit more would make a pretty darn good Hodges.
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  13. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    It has been but I've been told that they're having trouble finding a distributor because detective stories aren't "in" now. If they made one of the characters a zombie, it might have a chance. :rolleyes:
  14. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Meh. Books are almost always better anyway :)
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  15. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky Well-Known Member

    Dear Martin, I would speak in German but the other members wouldn't understand what we're saying. Nicht Wahr?
    I have read that Lee Child book based on the movie starring Tom Cruise. I think Tom Cruise did a pretty good job, and the movie is not too bad but it is something that you wont' remember. Now if you get a high quality TV series that people are hanging out for, wouldn't that be better. Verstehr? For instance, that Jesse Stone show where he the girl is murdered in the lake and he has dreams about finding her killer that is good, and I wanted to go and by the series, which I did. Just because it's television don't mean it's inferior.
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  16. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Movie for sure unless they could do a detective series like Columbo or Mannix...that'd be pretty cool. Pretty, pretty cool.
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  17. Jula

    Jula Well-Known Member

    This is definitely the kind of book I can see becoming a tv series.
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  18. MikiM

    MikiM Active Member

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