The famous horror writer explains why Pablo Larraín is the perfect director for the upcoming adaptation of "Lisey & # 39; s Story".
Stephen King's novels have been adapted into dozens of films and television series, but not all of them have been success stories. In a recent interview with the Washington Post, King broken down the ingredients for a successful adaptation of Stephen King, claiming that it is the storytellers who deviate from the source material but remain true to the essence of his stories who ultimately achieve the most success. The author also shared the connective tissue that goes through the best King adjustments: “The characters seem loyal to me. You seem to be doing things that I would do in situations like this. "
King proved his point by highlighting CBS's three-season adaptation of "Under the Dome" as an example of the misadjustment of his work, stating, "Under the Dome" was one I thought it was got completely out of hand because people do things that don't seem realistic. One thing that killed me was you don't hear the sound of a generator anywhere. The electrical energy is fine. Everything looks clean. Everything is great except that they are cut off from the world. And that wouldn't happen … when you ask people to accept these ideas there must be a sense of realism that carries you away. "
Next up in the world of King customizations is "Lisey & # 39; s Story," written at Apple by executive producer J.J. Abrams and "Jackie" and "Neruda" director Pablo Larraín. The cast includes Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Joan Allen, Dane DeHaan, Sung Kang and Jennifer Jason Leigh. King told The Post that Larraín brings enough new ideas to the table to make him the perfect collaborator for a King adaptation.
"He has a lot of ideas that don't deviate from the straight line of the story but are beautiful visual things with a lot of energy," King said of Larraín. "It's like a deeper perception because I'm like one eye and he's the other eye."
King continued, "If you want to be really successful in this business, get people who you know are talented and then say," Okay, I'm going to step down. I won't look over your shoulder and play around with your things. Go ahead and do the things that you are good at. "
Visit the Washington Post website to read King's latest interview in full.