Dean Koontz’s ‘Twilight Eyes’ To Become Starz Series

Posted Thursday, May 26th, 2011 11:01 am GMT -5 by

If you’ve ever read any of Dean Koontz’s books, you have to wonder why, unlike Stephen King, none of them have ever been turned into a television series.  Well, Starz CEO Chris Albrect is about to make that happen.

According to Deadline, “Starz may be ready to roll out its first original limited series, an adaptation of Dean Koontz’ 1985 novel ‘Twilight Eyes.’ The project, which centers on Slim MacKenzie, who uses his psychic powers, aka Twilight Eyes, to hunt Goblins — monsters that have the ability to mimic human beings — is in high-priority development.”

Koontz is executive producing the limited series along with Rob Lee and Stephen Tolkin.  To stay true to the book, which Lee described as “quite violent and sensual,” he decided to go to premium cable and pitched the project to Starz, which picked it up with a premium development deal.

Starz is no stranger to producing hit series on their network.  From ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand,’ ‘Spartacus: Gods of the Arena’ and now ‘Camelot,’ it’s fun to wonder just what Starz has in store for Dean Koontz’s novel.  Stay tuned for more information on this project as it becomes available.

  • Anonymous

    Cool, but to answer the question: koontz is good, but doesn’t have anywhere near the amount of quality material as king