Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ Getting Another Director

Josh Boone
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Josh Boone may be the next director to attempt to take on a feature version of Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel “The Stand” for Warner Bros. and CBS Films.

Boone is in early talks to helm the film, which previously had Scott Cooper, Ben Affleck and David Yates attached.

Boone directed Fox’s “The Fault In Our Stars,” which stars Shailene Woodley and will be released on June 6. He has a long relationship with King and his feature debut “Stuck in Love” included King’s voice.

Warner Bros. and CBS Films set up “The Stand” in 2011 with Mosaic and Roy Lee attached to develop and produce. CBS has the option to participate on the financing and Warners will handle worldwide marketing and distribution.

“The Stand,” originally published in 1978, is divided into three parts and launches with a pandemic that leads to the death of an estimated 99.4% of the world’s human population. The tome chronicles the cross-country odysseys undertaken by survivors who are drawn to Boulder, Colo., and Las Vegas, where a final confrontation between two camps takes place.

“The Stand” was adapted into television miniseries for ABC in 1994. It was directed by Mick Garris and starred Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe, Miguel Ferrer and Laura San Giacomo.

Boone is repped by CAA.

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  1. Jason Glugla says:

    Hollywood following the same old formula of let’s take what was good and remake it badly.

    • The book is exceptional. The miniseries was average at best. I thought Jamey Sheridan was great as Randall Flagg but that was one of the few decent performances. I never bought Gary Sinise in the role, Molly Ringwald was terrible and Corin Nemec was even worse as Harold. I was really looking forward to Ron Howard doing Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series but it looks like that’s not going to happen.

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