3-Hour Adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand In the Works
Stephen King's epic sci-fi novel, "The Stand," is getting the big-screen treatment.
"It's the most exciting thing I've ever got to do in my entire life," says TFIOS director Josh Boone, who is currently in the process of developing an adaptation of King's environmentalist epic. So far, his plans are to make one three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast.
Fans of the source material can most likely be reassured that Boone will be faithful to the original novel, considering his hero-worship of the author. In an interview about his upcoming project, Boone excitedly explained, "Everything I learned about writing I learned from Stephen King... It's always just, establish the character."
The Stand is a character-based novel about a post-apocalyptic Earth. When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he spreads a mutated strain of the flu, which wipes out 99 percent of humanity within a few days. Out of the terrified and confused survivors emerge two leaders - Mother Abigail, a 108 year old woman who wants to rebuild in Boulder, CO, and Randall Flagg, a "Dark Man" who delights in chaos and violence.