The Bone Church

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fushingfeef

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Source: Deadline.com

"Chris Long and David Ayer’s Cedar Park Entertainment has acquired Stephen King’s The Bone Church and will develop it as a TV series. Cedar Park will be the studio for the project as well. The Bone Church is a narrative poem that King wrote in the 1960s. He later revised it and the poem was published as part of a King anthology, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. In it, an adventurer organizes an expedition deep into a vast jungle land to locate the mythic Bone Church. They discover a secret not meant for the eyes of strangers. Only three of the 32 travelers escaped with their lives in a tale narrated by one of the survivors, who tells stories from a bar stool to patrons who’ll buy him drinks."
 

Doc Creed

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Source: Deadline.com

"Chris Long and David Ayer’s Cedar Park Entertainment has acquired Stephen King’s The Bone Church and will develop it as a TV series. Cedar Park will be the studio for the project as well. The Bone Church is a narrative poem that King wrote in the 1960s. He later revised it and the poem was published as part of a King anthology, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. In it, an adventurer organizes an expedition deep into a vast jungle land to locate the mythic Bone Church. They discover a secret not meant for the eyes of strangers. Only three of the 32 travelers escaped with their lives in a tale narrated by one of the survivors, who tells stories from a bar stool to patrons who’ll buy him drinks."

I honestly don't even remember reading this poem/tale. Guess it's time for a re-read.....
I remember reading the poem and thinking of Koko by Peter Straub. Now I don't know why I made the connection. Maybe someone else will chime in.
 

GNTLGNT

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Gerald

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I liked the poem, but there seems so little in there to make a series of. It's basically a failed expedition where one by one everyone gets sick or dies, and the survivors finally arrive at an elephant graveyard and have a collective experience/vision/hallucination.

It will need a tremendous amount of added material to make it into a series, because there's just so little there.