Ben Affleck Offers An Update On THE STAND; "We're Having A Very Hard Time"

Ben Affleck Offers An Update On THE STAND; "We're Having A Very Hard Time"

Crowned "Filmmaker of the Year 2012" by GQ Magazine, Ben Affleck talks here about the current status of his big screen adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand and also answers whether he would consider working with Michael Bay again. The short version? No!


In a lengthy and fascinating interview with GQ Magazine, Ben Affleck has confirmed that he still working to bring Stephen King's The Stand to the big screen. The film has been plagued by various problems, but it's thought that the plan is to still adapt it into a film trilogy and TV miniseries. Regardless, the director of The Town and Argo hasn't given up on bringing the epic novel to life in a manageable form. "Right now we're having a very hard time. But I like the idea—it's like The Lord of the Rings in America. And it's about how we would reinvent ourselves as a society. If we started all over again, what would we do?" Talk later turned to his collaboration with Michael Bay on Pearl Harbour (a film described by some as the worst thing to happen to America since Pearl Harbour) and when he was asked about whether he would consider working with Bay again, Affleck was quick to dismiss that notion right away. "Uh, I don't have any interest in engaging in that sort of speculation." So, I guess that means "no" to a role in Transformers 4 then?

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Josh Wilding
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Filed Under "Action" 11/16/2012 Source: GQ
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