Dean Koontz Novel ‘Devoted’ Being Adapted For Television

Another horror novel is being brought to the small screen–and this time (believe it or not), it’s not a book from Stephen King.

Devoted–a novel from prolific genre author Dean Koontz that was just published in March–is being developed into a TV series by Tomorrow Studios, according to Deadline.

Tomorrow Studios–which has had some success translating concepts from the Silver Screen to television–was the force behind the TV adaptations of such films as 2013’s Snowpiercer (into a TNT series) and 2011’s Hanna (into a Prime Video series).

Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements will produce the series alongside Koontz. There has been no word yet, at this early stage, of possible directors or cast members.

Devoted–published by Thomas & Mercer–tells the story of 11-year-old Woody Bookman, a boy who has never spoken a single word–not even when his father dies in a freak accident. But the child believes “a monstrous evil was behind his father’s death and now threatens him and his mother,” according to the synopsis.

Enter “a uniquely gifted dog, Kipp, devoted beyond reason to people.” When the dog hears Woody communicate like he does–without speaking–“he knows he needs to find him before it’s too late. Only a force greater than evil can stop what’s coming next.”

Adelstein in a statement heaped praise on Koontz and expressed hope for the project. “Dean is an incredible force,” he said, “and his acumen for writing suspenseful thrillers with heartfelt characters and story makes him uber-successful globally. We are honored to have him entrust us with the adaptation of his story.”

Koontz also waxed enthusiastic over the project. “The characters in Devoted are close to my heart,” he said, “and it would be a career capper to see them brought to the screen.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on the adaptation of Devoted.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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