Another Director Found for “The Stand” Adaptation

Jason McDonald

Stephen King’s iconic novel “The Stand” seems to be having trouble holding on to a director for it’s big screen adaptation.  First there was Ben Affleck, who dropped out of the project to play Batman, then Scott Cooper (“Out of the Furnace”) took over.  And now a third name has been attached to the project.

Warner Bros. announced today that Josh Boone would be taking over for Scott Cooper.  Not only will Josh Boone be directing the project, but he’ll also be putting together a rewrite of the script.  If the name doesn’t sound familiar, it’s because Boone is a relatively new face on the scene.  His first film, “Stuck in Love”, was released in 2012 and earned some good critical praise.  Next up he has “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Lisey’s Story”, which is another Stephen King story.

If his current slate stays the same, we shouldn’t be hearing anything concrete about “The Stand” for another few years.  Given the scope and premise of the novel, that’s probably for the best.  The task of translating such a dense novel into a feature film is not one that I envy.



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      1. David Austin February 26, 2014 at 8:20 am

        They did it justice the first time around the actors were great and they pieced it together nicely but I will like to see the new version as well

      2. Manuel Monteiro February 26, 2014 at 8:57 am

        Morning each one there tastes, prefer Clive Barker, but for me, this is the best book of S. King…is funny…when living in London just aroud the corner, was a shop only 2 hand books…yuo paid 2 pounds, read it and the yuong guy will by yuo again for 1 pound, so have the original book of the Stand like the one frm C. barker- Imagica and others, was winning 820 pounds a moth so fucking 2 pounds for a book was a gift…I saw the serie in T.V., the problema is yuo read the book and allmost time series or movies from the books are shit…this serie is just in the limit off more a less…thank yuo and na android day for yuo…

      3. Manuel Monteiro February 26, 2014 at 8:59 am

        My grand mother…mummie..

      4. Sean O'Donnell February 26, 2014 at 4:20 pm

        The feature film treatment is a terrible idea. The Stand and It can only be done justice in a 6 to 8 episode mini-series on HBO. Nothing less will suffice period.