Adaptation of Stephen King's 'The Stand' Heading to the Big Screen
Another new Stephen King adaptation on its way to the big screen. Heat Vision reports that Warner Bros and CBS Films will be partnering for an adaptation of Stephen King's post-apocalyptic horror-fantasy novel The Stand, first published in 1978. The companies will co-develop and co-produce the feature film, with CBS having the option to participate in co-financing. Despite this announcement, no writer or director has been hired, as they're currently meeting with people for the jobs. King will be "involved in some capacity," but they haven't decided whether to adapt this epic 1141 page novel into just one movie or multiple movies.
King's The Stand is a story of good vs evil after a virus wipes out most of the American population. While it features dozens of characters, like the Trashcan Man, Rat Man and Mother Abigail, as well as overlapping story lines running over many years, the primary struggle comes down to a group of survivors fighting the Antichrist-like Randall Flagg. The book was re-released in an extended & revised form in 1990 and has had previous adaptations attempts before. It actually made it to the screen once as a 6-hour miniseries on ABC in the mid-90s, but it still hasn't hit the big screen yet. This could be an exciting adaptation following The Dark Tower, which is gaining momentum casting for the movie-to-TV crossover. Any fans of The Stand?