Stephen King’s THE STAND To Become A Movie
Stephen King’s best-selling novel THE STAND will be receiving feature film treatment, Heat Vision is reporting. Warner Bros. and CBS Films are working together to ready the film for adaptation, which will be produced by Mosiac and Roy Lee.
In the coming weeks, there will be multiple meetings with writers and directors in an attempt to find the right fit for bringing the book to the screen. One of the biggest considerations at the moment is whether or not the adaptation will be done in one movie, or multiple movies given its scope. If the studio can find the right director (like New Line did with Peter Jackson) who can create a vision for multiple films, there may be an option for multiple features. It is reported that King will be involved in some capacity, though his official involvement has yet to be confirmed.
The Stand tells the story of good vs. evil after a virus wipes out most of the American population, and the struggle between a group of survivors fighting the Antichrist-like Randall Flagg. Originally published in 1978, the novel was re-released in 1990 with King’s additions and revisions to the story, and achieved cult-like status.
This isn’t the first time The Stand has been prepped for movie treatment – in the 1980’s, a movie adaptation was attempted by George Romero. ABC also produced a six-hour miniseries in 1994. This time, it seems like King is finally on his way to getting Hollywood treatment again – which should please long-time fans.
Are you a fan of King and are you excited for the movie? Who do you think should be cast in the roles?
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