Bringing dome the bacon

Nobody’s made a decent Stephen King adaptation for a while now, which might explain why Stephen Speilberg’s company Amblin Entertainment has thrown a curveball and recruited ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ director Niels Arden Oplev to take the reins of its new TV series for CBS: ‘Under the Dome’.

Still, even the Dane who vividly brought Lisbeth Salander to life might struggle to inject some vitality into a storyline, which is based on King’s book of 2009, about a city that wakes up to find itself under a dome.  

Even though Oplev’s first US-feature ‘Dead Man Down’ has not even hit the silver screen yet, he had already done enough, according to American film site Deadline Hollywood, to convince Amblin he was the man for the job.   

As well as his work in film, he has also directed several episodes of Danish TV series ‘Ørnen’, ‘Rejseholdet’ and ‘Taxa’. 

‘Under the Dome’ will appear on American TV screens next summer.





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