It looks like the long-gestured adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand will have to wait even longer as director Josh Boone is instead moving forward on another King story, Revival.
Variety writes that Boone has already penned the script with Michael De Luca attached to produce.
The film is currently not set up at a studio, but sources indicate that Universal will get a first look, since De Luca does have a production deal with the studio.
Published in 2014, “the book follows a preacher who loses his faith when his wife and child are killed in an accident. He soon becomes obsessed in his experimentation into the healing power of electrical current, positioning him to act as God-like faith healer.
Intertwined with the preacher is a young man with demons of his own, who has benefited from the preacher’s talents and becomes a reluctant accomplice to his deadly obsession.”
Boone is still attached to direct The Stand, which is currently set up at CBS Films, and is also attached to helm The Vampire Chronicles for Universal.
The Stand has a long, weathered history that can be documented here on Bloody Disgusting. In June Showtime was said to be in talks to create an 8-part miniseries, while the last we really talked about the potential game-changer franchise (which had Matthew McConaughey pegged for the role of Randall Flag; although he’s now rumored to be attached to Stephen King’s The Dark Tower), it was set to be a 3-hour long epic.