Just last week we discovered that the long-developing adaptation regarding The Stand has been delayed (yet again), but director Josh Boone just couldn’to wait any longer to adapt a Stephen King story, so he’s collection his sights about Revival. And it looks as although he’s wasting certainly zero time in getting the sci-fi horror flick into production, as Samuel T. Jackson is reportedly in talks first of the leading tasks.
Entertainment Weekly reports of which Jackson is circling a couple of lead roles inside Revival — that of the Reverend Charles Jacobs, a preacher whose proclivity for refining electricity turns into a unsafe obsession following the dying of his girlfriend and son. Another leading role are a young man named Jamie, who meets Jacobs at a few separate but crucial points in each of the lives.
Here’s the official book description:
In a compact New England town, around half a century ago, any shadow falls over a small boy having fun with his toy troops. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the brand new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his lovely wife, will change the local church. The lads and boys are common a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the girls and girls feel the similar about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and favorite sister, Claire. With Jamie, this Reverend shares a greater bond based on a secret obsession. When loss strikes the Jacobs spouse and children, this charismatic preacher curses The lord, mocks all religious belief, and is banned from the shocked area.’
Jamie has demons of his own. Wed for you to his guitar in the age of thirteen, they plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band stone while fleeing by his family’s horrible loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie satisfies Charles Jacobs again, with serious consequences for both men. Their bond gets to be a pact beyond even the Devil’utes devising, and Jamie locates that revival has several meanings.
Boone is still focused on developing The Stand (which may require an accompanying telly miniseries), but Warner Bros. let the proper rights to that project mistake and it’s stumbled once again at CBS Films, where they’re also eyeing prospective galleries.
Jackson is currently filming Kong: Brain Island, and recently appeared in another Stephen California king adaptation — Cell, co-starring John Cusack, which hits theaters sometimes this year. The actor or actress also appears in the upcoming films The Tale of Tarzan and Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Residence for Peculiar Children.