Samuel L. Jackson May Star In Stephen King’s “Revival” Adaptation
Reportedly, Samuel L. Jackson (“The Incredibles,” “Jurassic Park,” “Django Unchained”) is considering portraying Charles Jacobs, a preacher that experiments with the supernatural, in an adaptation of Stephen King’s Revival. On IMDb, Stephen King has over 200 writing credits. Generally, the most popular movie adaptations of Stephen King’s books include: The Shining, The Green Mile, and The Shawshank Redemption. As for Samuel L. Jackson, if he sings on to star in Revival, then this would be the second Stephen King adaptation he has starred in, and the first since 1408.
Currently, there are no reports that suggest who is in talks to portray the protagonist in Revival, Jamie Morton. Josh Boone, who is best-known for directing The Fault in Our Stars, wrote the screenplay and will helm Revival. Michael De Luca (“The Social Network,” Captain Phillips”) is set to produce this film. It is interesting to note that Boone is still expected to direct The Stand, which is based of one of King’s seminal novels, and an X-Men spin-off, The New Mutants.
Unlike many of Stephen King’s novels, Revival is only 416 pages, which means that it should be easier to adapt into a film than It and The Stand, which are both over 1,000 pages long.
Do you want to see Samuel L. Jackson portray a preacher in Revival?