James Franco To Narrate Stephen King’s The Dead Zone




The Dead Zone, first released back in 1979, is a true classic. Following a man that wakes up after a coma to discover he has newfound abilities, the book is being released for the first time on audio book and will be narrated by Alien: Covenant actor James Franco, who also played the lead role in the Hulu adaption of King’s 11.22.63.




The Dead Zone follows Johnny Smith, who awakens from a five-year come after a car accident to discover that he now has the ability to see people’s pasts and their future with simply a touch. Many would consider his ability a gift, but to Johnny it’s a curse.

The story is a favorite from the Stephen King collection. There was also a television series adaption that ran from 2002 to 2007 starring Anthony Michael Hall, as well as several film adaptions, including the 1983 film starring Christopher Walken, all by the same name.

The audio book of The Dead Zone will be released on April 25th by Simon & Schuster Audio.

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