Back in the 80s and 90s, studio execs got in their heads that as long as they slapped Stephen King’s name in front of whatever project they were making, people would go to see it. And they were usually right. Then people kind of went a little mad and starting just churning out dreck based on any cocktail napkin King may have written a sentence on. Though to be fair, a lot of the blame falls on King’s shoulders for being such a cool guy that he options his short stories for only $1 a piece, allowing schlocky filmmakers a chance to ruin his work.
But the big budget King adaptations are back with a new summer series on CBS based on his epic novel, Under the Dome, a story about a town that suddenly finds itself covered by a giant, impenetrable, invisible dome (So basically The Simpsons Movie but with aliens or a government conspiracy or whatever). The show stars Mike Vogel (aka almost Capt. Kirk), Rachelle Lefevre (aka the ginger from Twilight who they replaced) and Dean Norris (aka Hank Schroeder). Take a behind-the-scenes look at the show in the video above and celebrate King’s return with his 10 Best Adaptations.