Over the years the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand has passed through the hands of directors Ben Affleck (Argo) and Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart). For one reason or another things didn't work out with them. Now Warner Bros. is in talks with a director by the name of Josh Boone, who directed a great little film called Stuck in Love that I recently watched on Netflix. The Stand would be a very different project for the director, but if he thinks he has a good vision for the story, then I'm excited to see it.
According to The Wrap, the studio plans to adapt the epic novel of good versus evil into one R-rated film. I don't know how they plan to tell this story in one movie, but it will be interesting to see them try. I think it needs to be a full on trilogy, but maybe that's just me.
The Stand is one of my favorite books from King, and the story chronicles "an epic battle between good and evil after the American population is all but wiped out by a deadly virus." It focuses on a group of survivors who fight against an Antichrist-like figure named Randall Flagg.
In 1994 it was adapted into a great TV miniseries that starred Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, and Rob Lowe. If you haven't seen it, try to find it and check it out.
The next movie that we'll see from Boone is The Fault In Our Stars, which stars Shailene Woodley.