Josh Boone Lined Up To Write & Direct Stephen King’s THE STAND

After Scott Cooper, Ben Affleck and David Yates, the latest name attached to helm the horror adaptation is The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone. The Wrap report that the plan is to adapt the 900 page novel into just one movie! Read on for the details.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 2/25/2014


According to The Wrap, The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone is nearing a deal to write and direct Warner Bros'. adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel, The Stand. Apparently Boone will adapt the novel as a single, R-rated movie - quite an undertaking as anyone who's read the book will attest to. You may remember the ABC miniseries back in 1994 with Gary Sinise, Rob Lowe and Molly Ringwald among others, which ran over 6 hours and still didn't manage to cram near enough in. Anyway, we wish Boone and WB the best of luck. CBS Films will co-produce and co-present the movie, with Roy Lee and Jimmy Miller producing. Lets hear your casting suggestions in the usual place.
Source: The Wrap
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MrCBM56 - 2/25/2014, 6:42 PM
Hm, not sure???
Reasonnnn - 2/25/2014, 6:47 PM
This is a badddddddd idea.
dellamorte1872 - 2/25/2014, 6:53 PM
Can't do it in 1 film, I read the book years ago it's definitely 2
GliderMan - 2/25/2014, 6:54 PM
It's not really horror but okay
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/25/2014, 6:59 PM
Stephen King's a [frick]in genius.
RorMachine - 2/25/2014, 7:00 PM
No? What is it then? Scared the bollocks outta me when I first read it
subzero1077 - 2/25/2014, 7:01 PM
Loved the book. The mini-series wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either.
Here's hoping the movie does it some justice.
MightyZeus - 2/25/2014, 7:02 PM
Sure i'll watch. I like me some horror.
NoPhucksGiven - 2/25/2014, 7:07 PM
Yea 1 film isnt going to cut it. It has to have two parts.
IAmDavid13 - 2/25/2014, 7:10 PM
If I directed this probably do three films and add stuff in there that deviates from the book especially the ending, but man was this book fantastic.
PsychoManiacJacky - 2/25/2014, 7:40 PM
Seriously? This needs to be a trilogy not 1 film! This is already doomed. DOOMED. Do they even seriously know how big the book is!
Desrow - 2/25/2014, 8:13 PM
The book it's so amazing... sadly I don't think 1 movie can plasm all the magnificient of the book, maybe a mini-series.
scapegoatjones - 2/25/2014, 8:19 PM
They could make the dark tower in 3 (and one prequel), and they can make the Stand into one. King, like all Mainers, spins a lot of extra yarn.
scapegoatjones - 2/25/2014, 8:19 PM
I wish they would just make the Talisman and the Black House
mctrinket - 2/25/2014, 8:26 PM
Why does this need to be remake again?
Tainted87 - 2/25/2014, 8:36 PM
Eh, I'll believe it when I see it.
'It' was supposed to have been made in two parts, but it's been in development hell for nearly 5 years.

'It' and 'the Stand' are my favorite King books, but I'm kind of tired of waiting for the movies, you know?

Anyway, all in one movie? That's nuts. Obviously characters will be left out, but who? Maybe they'll sacrifice the Randall Flagg viewpoint - but that would be horrible. If they leave out Nick, I think fans would riot. I guess we could do without the subplots for pacing issues, like Nick being picked up and held overnight in prison while Captain Trips wreaks havoc, or Larry and his mommy issues. They'd likely just focus on Stu and Fran, and the rest would just be tagalong characters.

The tv movie is horrific, really. Bad acting all around, and a lot of it is just awkwardly funny.
BlackIceJoe - 2/25/2014, 9:16 PM
Why not just film it like how the Hobbit was. The book is only one but there is three movies for it.
ManCalledSting - 2/25/2014, 9:20 PM
"In 1 single movie"..... No thanks.
dkhager - 2/25/2014, 9:24 PM
1 movie..nope..if it does happen it cant be anygood..at least 2..actually im cool with the tv series it had..i know its a little old school and campy at times but i still like it alot..i just wished they had The Kid in that series..but i understand why they didnt
ManCalledSting - 2/25/2014, 9:29 PM
M O O N...That spells no thank you.
ThrotTheUnclean - 2/25/2014, 9:33 PM
Never heard of the dude and never read the series. But from what I read about the plot on wikipedia it seems really cool. I need more movies to look forward to after my boycott of TASM2 and Ant-Man.
MementoMori - 2/25/2014, 10:38 PM
Wow, one film? That would have to be one long ass film to fit all the stuff from the book in. I agree with others who say it should be at least 2 films, otherwise I just don't see how it could all be crammed into one movie without cutting some important and entertaining stuff.
Humperdink - 2/25/2014, 10:45 PM
Entire book in one film?



I read this book in high school.
Good look with that.

dannramm113 - 2/25/2014, 10:46 PM
In a world where The Hobbit got 3 movies? Ok, I'm interested as always. Maybe it will be the first ever 5 hour long cinema blockbuster that everybody will sit through
NoAssemblyReqd - 2/26/2014, 12:42 AM
The Stand is more of an epic fantasy than a horror novel. And one movie? Forget it. You'd need at least a full television season to tell the entire story and do justice to the many characters and subplots.
RyKnow - 2/26/2014, 4:41 AM
Uh-Oh, a 1000 page novel turned into a single standard 2/3 hour film; I smell a really bad idea.

Also, why does it need to be R-Rated (18 here in the good old UK)? The book isn't exactly violent or overly gruesome.

"Let's cut most of the story from the novel, soak the film in blood and gore, and those Saw fans will go see it in droves". Bad idea.
ckal - 2/26/2014, 5:36 AM
Why even bother making this huge [frick]er into one guaranteed to be shit movie?

Sell the rights to a premium channel for a mini series and save yourself the inevitable embarassment, Warner Bros.
ckal - 2/26/2014, 5:39 AM
NotU-

That's exactly what is SO GOOD about Stephen King, and why he is revered as a writer. It's not necessarily the plot which are the main focus of his books, it is the intense characterization of the people which populate that resonate so well with his readers.
ckal - 2/26/2014, 5:40 AM
So my point is, you can't just 'cut out all the extra yarn'. IMO. But movie/TV adaptations can never fully capture the writing from their book sources anyways, so there is always a certain amount that will be dropped.
scapegoatjones - 2/26/2014, 6:58 AM
@ckal

yea I'm not saying they should, but I can see them pitching its feasibility.
as long as king has nothing to do with the casting, I'm eager to see a new iteration of the Stand
that doesn't suck giant balls.
Darriann - 2/26/2014, 11:10 AM
This should be set up as a tent pole series of at least 4-5 movies.This would bake WB a fortune.
RetroFit - 2/26/2014, 4:12 PM
Bad idea. Should be a full 12 episodes on HBO.
loki668 - 2/27/2014, 12:25 AM

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