Clearly, it’s been a few months since we heard anything about the remake of Stephen King’s epic masterpiece, “The Stand”. The amazing story of a post-apocalyptic horror fantasy, originally published in 1978 – A global pandemic has killed off 99.4% the world’s human population, leaving society to collapse while the remaining humans struggle to survive in an all out good vs. evil fantasma. Whereas the word before was that Warner Bros. had planned to turn the novel into a three hour theatrical film, it seems now as they’ve heard the outcries of fans of the novel, and that will now be an idea of the past.
Instead, attached writer/director Josh Boone reveals to Kevin Smith’s Hollywood Babble-On podcast that he’s now looking at adapting the book into four glorious featured films. Boone spilled the beans on what was in store for the upcoming project:
“I really wanted to do an A-list actor, really grounded, credible version of the movie. I sold them on that and they hired me…I sold them on a single, three hour movie. I went and got [Stephen] King sold on it, everybody’s really excited… I told the story non-linear and that was the way I was able to compress that book and get everything into that script.”
They came back and said “Would you do it as multiple films?” and I said “Fuck yes!”
“I loved my script, and I was willing to drop it in an instant because you’re able to do an even truer version that way. So I think we are going to do like four movies. I can’t tell you anything about how we’re going to do them, or what’s going to be in which movie. I’ll just say we are going to do four movies, and we’re going to do THE STAND at the highest level you can do it at, with a cast that’s going to blow people’s minds. We’ve already been talking to lots of people, and have people on board in certain roles that people don’t know about. We’re looking to go into production next year, maybe in the spring.”
Now I for one am pumped over this new prospect for the film. The idea of squeezing such a detailed national treasure such as The Stand into a three hour film, is wrong on so many levels. Not that I dont like the 90’s version, but maybe this adaptation will dropkick that ABC mini-series in the balls. Along with this recent news and the highly trending rumors for Matthew McConaughey starring as Randall Flagg, this future film has me as giddy as a virgin on prom night.
Stay tuned to iHorror for continuing updates on this movie and in the meantime…
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