Stephen King’s ‘The Institute’ announces adaptation within 24 hours of its release

Stephen King’s return to horror novels comes in the form of his latest book, ‘The Institute.’ Not even a day after King’s sci-fi horror was released, news of its limited series adaptation has already made headlines.

As The Institute hit the shelves this Tuesday, entertainment news outlet Variety reported that the book has already scored a TV adaptation from David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and Jack Bender (Lost).

Rights to the novel were acquired by Spyglass which will see to its adaptation into a limited series. In a statement to outlet Gizmodo, King addressed the exciting news saying:

“I’m delighted to be working with Jack and David, the creative team behind Mr. Mercedes. We think alike, and I believe The Institute is going to be a great success.”

And it’s hard to believe it won’t be. Adaptations of King’s novels either for the big or small screen have reached each their own success. Most recently, Andrés Muschietti’s ‘It Chapter Two’ hit theatres and already as it topped the box office this week.

The Institute chronicles the story of Luke Ellis, a young boy whose parents are killed by intruders who barged into their home and kidnaps him. Luke then wakes up to find himself in some kind of a treatment facility called The Institute. However, his room in the facility eerily replicates that of his own from back home only without a window. But he isn’t the only one trapped in The Institute. Children who possess special talents locked in there with him. Luke must navigate his way out of there before the director of the facility attempts to extract his special talents.

Ben Hornery
Ben Hornery
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.
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