It’s looking as if Ben Affleck could be directing Warner Bros. Pictures epic battle of good vs. evil.
The studio has chosen Affleck to adapt and direct The Stand, Stephen King’s apocalyptic mammoth book, reports Deadline.
Affleck has become a cornerstone director for the studio, but this would be his greatest challenge yet. Even King has been reticent about the idea of making a feature of his book, which previously was turned into a miniseries. Affleck recently directed both The Town and Gone Baby Gone. Harry Potter‘s David Yates was the original choice.
The 1978 “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 (such as the Trashcan Man and Mother Abigail) and overlapping story lines running over many years, the struggle boils down to a group of survivors fighting the Antichrist-like Randall Flagg.