Dean Koontz's Twilight Eyes was the first "grown-up" book I ever read, at age 11 (page 76 is permanently ingrained in my memory as the first sex scene I ever read), so I have a real soft spot for that book. I am thrilled to hear that Starz is planning on turning it into a "limited series:" shorter than a full series, but longer than a mini-series. Find out more after the jump.
This will be the first television treatent for one of Koontz's books in nearly 15 years, largely because he wanted his books to get a longer treatment than broadcasters would allow. Now it seems that Starz is poised to make it its first original limited series.
Twilight Eyes is about a carney who has psychic "twilight eyes" which allows him to see goblins masquarading as humans. Though Koontz wrote it in 1985, the television version will take placein present day. Koontz's former agent Rob Lee is attached to produce, and has brought in Stephen Tolkin to adapt the novel. Tolkin previously adapted two other Koontz novels - Intensity and Mr. Murder - for TV movies in the 1990s.
Koontz is involved in the development of Twilight Eyes and will come on as producer. Another Koontz novel, Old Thomas is currently being adapted into a feature, written and directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy), with Tim Robbins, Willem Dafoe, and Anton Yelchin attached to star.