Vulture reports that Stephen King’s The Stand, about survivors of a chemically weaponized super-flu, is now being penned by screenwriter David Kajganich after Kajganich wowed Warner Bros. with another recent King adaptation of the 1986 horror classic It – which, like The Stand, is being produced by Roy Lee and Doug Davison.
They also note that the last produced outbreak drama Kadjanich wrote for WB was 2007’s underperforming Nicole Kidman vehicle The Invasion. Let’s hope this goes better.
Ben Affleck is directing The Stand, based on the 1978 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.
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