Lawrence Kasdan Will Direct and Produce Stephen King's 'Dreamcatchers' Feature for Castle Rock17 May, 2001 By: Hive News
Filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan has come aboard to direct and produce the feature adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling novel The Dreamcatcher for Warner Bros.-based Castle Rock Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. There is no start date yet.
Dreamcatcher, which is being adapted by William Goldman, is a thriller about four childhood friends who share a special relationship after having performed a heroic act. Years later, they must reunite for another heroic act -- to save Earth from a mysterious force. The project is said to have elements of The Green Mile and Stand by Me, both of which are King novels that Castle Rock has brought to the big screen.
Castle Rock optioned the rights to Dreamcatcher in the fall from King in a deal that sees the author receiving $1 million upfront against seven figures and a gross participation when the film is greenlighted.
The project marks King's seventh collaboration with Castle Rock. Other titles include Dolores Claiborne, Misery, The Shawshank Redemption and the upcoming Hearts in Atlantis.
Kasdan last wrote, directed and produced the Walt Disney Co.'s Mumford. He is best known for writing, directing and producing the Oscar-nominated features Grand Canyon, The Accidental Tourist and The Big Chill.