'The Silence of the Lambs' helmer Jonathan Demme has snapped up the rights to adapt the new Stephen King novel '11/22/63'. The new book, which won't be released into stores until 8 November, deals with time-travel and the ultimate aim to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It'll be interesting to see if the movie takes the same name as the book as I'm sure some idiots here in the UK won't understand the different date format. And by idiots I of course refer to rioting morons! Check the book synopsis below.
"Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students—a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.
Not much later, Jake's friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane—and insanely possible—mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake's life—a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time."
Stephen King's '11/22/63'