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Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ Adaptation Shoots Into Casting!

After years in development hell, it looks like an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand is finally moving forward, says THR.

The Fault in Our StarsNat Wolff, pictured, is reteaming with director Josh Boone on The Stand.

Boone is attached to direct the adaptation of Stephen King’s epic novel, which is being made by Warner Bros. and CBS Films.

The Stand is a story of good versus evil after a virus wipes out most of the American population. It features dozens of characters (including such memorable ones as the Trashcan Man and Mother Abigail) and overlapping storylines running over many years as it tells of a group of survivors fighting the Antichrist-like Randall Flagg.

“The Stand” has cycled through several directors over the years, with Scott Cooper most recently on board to direct (as well as write) before leaving the project in November. Before that, Ben Affleck and David Yates were attached as directors.




  • mjm800

    What’s wrong with the TV miniseries? I like The Stand and would probably watch this but the TV version is still holds up today.

    • johnjacobjingleheimer

      Seriously! I have only two SK miniseries on DVD. The Stand is one of them (Storm of the Century is the other.

      • phin13

        I have only The Stand. I watch at least yearly with and without the commentary. Everyone but Molly Ringwald was perfectly cast. And to be fair Molly wasn’t “bad”, she was just nothing like the Frannie I imagined..

      • marley’s chains

        Is storm of the century good then? I never got round to watching that.

        • johnjacobjingleheimer

          Well, I think it is. The villain is extremely creepy.

  • Connor David Cooke

    I’m really disappointed in the PG-13 direction they want to take this, I guess we’ll have to wait even longer until we see an actual adaption of the stand ever hit the screen.

    • Jason Allen Brown

      I wish someone would take the time to develop an actual NC-17 rated trilogy of movies. One for each part of the book.

  • Charles Zippel

    They should remake It next…

    • Terri-Ann Lulu Vaughan

      I have heard that an It reproduction was coming. I have to say thought, the original cast was amazing, they may be able to have better effects and such now, but Steh Green as Ritchie was perfect.

      • Štěpán Matouš

        Yeah, the kids were great, but the adult cast didn’t work for me. But wow, new It would be great, especially if they are able to recreate atmosphere of the book, that combination of childhood nostalgia and childhooh fears, and work on psychology of characters little more.

  • Terri-Ann Lulu Vaughan

    I have been a Stephen King fan since I was 8, and the old school movies are amazing. After watching the A&E version of Bag of Bones I have lost so much hope. I will watch any movie based on his books because I am a fan, but I hate that the story gets ruined. I hope they don’t make a piece of crap out of an epic story.

  • Lisa Cook

    The casting of the miniseries was ridiculously bad, as was the casting of IT. If all they’re are going to do is screw it up again, they should just leave it alone

    • phin13

      YOu’re joking right? I thought the casting was phenomenal with a few exceptions (mainly Molly Ringwald). No one will ever play Tom Cullen the way Bill Faberbakke did. Gary Sinese, Ray Walston, Ruby Dee, Rob Lowe, all awesome. In fact Molly was the only unbearable one in my opinion. I am more concerned with who they will pick for this version.

    • overit

      You are absolutely right. They were both at at times laughably bad. Turgid, cheesy, and basically horrible.

  • Stephen Volbruck

    They already did this in a movie. If I remember right it had Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald and Rob Lowe in it. why do it again. or ruin it with a tv show.

    • BronxGirl813

      It was actually a mini-series on television. It wasn’t horrible and they were able to cover the book very closely. I just don’t see how they can do this in a cinematic format.

  • William Fidler

    I hope this new version of the Stand one of the best books ever doesn’t get “The Under The Dome treatment” where the characters are completely unrecognizable a black Phil Bushey come on I stopped watching that piece of crap after the first episode. You wanna make a Sk adaptation might trying reading the damn book first just a suggestion

    • BronxGirl813

      Agreed. I was SOOOO disappointed in Under the Dome. It was such a fantastic novel and it would have been perfect as a 7 or 10 episode miniseries as opposed to an ongoing show that doesn’t resemble the book in any way.

    • Casey

      To be fair, they actually told us time and again before the series started that it wasn’t going to be like the book, that they were using Sai King’s work as a launchpad. I don’t dislike it for messing with the story, I dislike it for being a poorly written piece of garbage.

    • Veronica Taylor

      Amen! Well said!

    • Jason Allen Brown

      As Casey said, they did us know well ahead of time that it was going to be different from the book. And did you notice how the ending went in the book? It was open with plenty of loose ends and questions, making it good for a show to fill it in with a blank slate. Also, “A black Phil Bushey-” I’ll have to interrupt you there. Regardless of being a stickler for details, I do find that quite a racist rant, and I do hope you’re not of that ignorant crowd.

  • Linda McLean

    They did such a good job on the mini series, I just don’t how they think it will measure up. I for one when watching a Stephen King novel put to film want the book not a bastardized version

  • Danny Winchester

    But the real question is…What about The Dark Tower??
    Oh and i’m really happy about The Stand movie keeps moving forward! ^^

    • bmg314

      Last I heard, Ron Howard still is working on getting it moving… Not a lot of progress, but he hasn’t abandoned it.

  • James Davidson

    the mini series was perfect and your not gonna be able to make a good movie out of the 1000+ page book with an hour and a half-two hour runtime

  • Edwin Finnerty

    I don’t see the need for this. The mini-series was a pretty damn good adaptation.

  • Jon Lachonis

    Not to piss off the sentimental, but the script Romero was going to produce was fantastic; proof this could work.

  • Evan3

    I have to say I’m disappointed. I don’t know the director, but the thought of having Affleck on board as director really had my hopes high. They better split this into three films. The Stand is one of the best books ever written, please don’t screw it up.

  • Roberto Rojas Balarezo

    read the comic adaptation, is great

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