Did the constant changing of directors leave you worried about the future of the upcoming adaptation of “The Stand”? It seemed like the project was destined to be in production hell, but the film’s latest director is ready to get started on the film.
Director Josh Boone, who just released “The Fault in our Stars”, did an interview with Vulture and they got to talking about his next project “The Stand.” In the interview, Boone professed his love for Stephen King and admitted that he actually teared up when he finally got to meet the writer. However, the most interesting bit of information he provided was about the films production:
We’re gonna do one three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board. Every single one of those characters will be somebody you recognize and somebody you relate to. And it’s gonna be awesome. I’m really excited. It’s the most exciting thing I’ve ever got to do in my entire life.
A three-hour long adaptation is an ambitious endeavor, but it probably is the proper treatment that “The Stand” needs in order for it to be a somewhat faithful adaptation. I have to wonder, though, does Warner Bros. share Boone’s vision of a three-hour long movie?
Obviously they aren’t afraid of big productions, having invested in films like “The Hobbit”, but a three-hour long “R” rated horror movie is still pretty damn risky. If Warner Bros. commits to that vision, they’ll be earning some major brownie points with me.