Mick Garris has confirmed his own appearance in the upcoming new adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand.
The writer/director has long been connected to the work of Stephen King, directing films like Desperation and mini-series versions of The Shining, Bag of Bones, and the previous adaptation of King’s The Stand back in 1994.
Speaking to ComicBook.com, Garris said:
“I’m excited about it and I’m tangentially involved, in that I have a non-speaking cameo in it, unless I’m on the virtual editing room floor. But Josh [Boone] is a great guy. We’ve known each other for a while. He’s very respectful of what we’ve done, and I’m excited because they’re not limiting themselves to the book. They’re making a lot of changes. So that could be potential death, or it could be really thrilling, to, all these years later, make it something that’s compelling and pertinent to a 2020 audience.”
The new 10-part limited series based on King’s 1978 epic apocalyptic novel will appear on CBS All Access. Josh Boone (The New Mutants) is directing the project which boasts an all-star cast including Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost), Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood), James Marsden (X-Men), Henry Zaga (The New Mutants), and Daniel Sunjata (Gone).
Mick Garris added that he can’t wait to see how the new series comes together.
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