Stephen King's latest novel, Under The Dome, has only been on shelves for 10 days, but DreamWorks TV has already optioned the the book and is looking to adapt it for a possible cable mini-series. That's right -- Spielberg and King are are back in mutual business.

It's not the first time the two have come together for a potential project. Spielberg has been trying to bring King's 1984 novel (with Peter Straub), The Talisman, to either the big or small screen for roughly 20 years. TNT came close to putting together a six-hour mini-series in 2007, but the TV event (as I believe they call these things) was shut down due to budgetary reasons. currently has a listing for a 2010 version of The Talisman series, but there doesn't seem to be news of such an endeavor anywhere else.

As for Under The Dome -- a quick visit over to the book's Wikipedia page reveals a wealth of positive reviews, including the likes of the Associated Press, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Consensus seems to be that this is one of King's best in quite some time.

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