The director, whose The Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark is set for a September release, is to helm a TV adaptation of fantasy novel Stone Junction.
Taylor knows the fantasy world well, having directed numerous episodes of Game of Thrones and Thor: The Dark World.
The adaptation is being produced by Peter Luo’s Starlight Media, which backed Crazy Rich Asians and Midway, and written by The Man in the High Castle and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams writers Kalen Egan and Travis Sentell. Taylor, Luo, and Brandan Dennehy will produce.
Based on Jim Dodge’s book, Stone Junction is set in a mythologized early 80s California, and depicts the fantastical childhood and adolescence of Daniel Pearse and culminates with his battle for life against oblivion. Like Tom Sawyer taking the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,