When I first heard that Ben Affleck was attached to direct the remake of The Stand, I was scratching my head wondering why. But, looking back, I need to give the guy credit where it’s due. He has definitely proved his worth as a director and now it appears Affleck won’t be directing the remake after all. And you know what? In hindsight I was looking forward to what he would bring to the table.
So, just who could be directing The Stand remake now? The folks over at Heat Vision have the answer. According to the site, Scott Cooper is currently in talks to direct the remake for Warner Bros. and CBS Films.
Affleck had to leave the project due to starring in Gone Girl as well as portraying Batman in Warners’ Man of Steel sequel.
While Warners and CBS have a limited window with The Stand or else they will lose the rights, so this is why a director was quickly announced.
The book is a story of good vs. evil after a virus wipes out most of the American population. It features dozens of characters (including such memorable one as the Trashcan Man and Mother Abigail) and overlapping story lines running over many years as it tells a group of survivors fighting the Antichrist-like Randall Flagg.
So, with Affleck now playing the role of Batman and leaving the project, what do you guys make of this and Warners new choice of director?