Josh Boone Says ‘The Stand’ Will Be Three-Hours Long

Jason McDonald

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.



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      1. Abe Stark June 7, 2014 at 2:55 am

        I think they should do it the way they’re doing the IT remake, separate it into two seperate films. Not for moneys sake but just to keep the audiences attention

      2. Bernice Lucas June 7, 2014 at 2:59 am

        the book was awesome..but i wish the movie that was made was made more gory….like the imagination i had while reading the book!!

      3. Kenneth Grant June 7, 2014 at 3:17 am

        a 3 hour movie… umm I will pass

      4. Steve Adkins June 7, 2014 at 8:58 am

        I say it can’t be done faithfully in a three-hour time frame.

      5. Robbie Higgins June 7, 2014 at 9:35 am

        I couldn’t even sit through the original. It bored me to tears. There was a whole series of Stephen King movies made that were so terrible. This was one.

      6. Sean O'Donnell June 7, 2014 at 12:32 pm

        3 hours isn’t even close to cutting it. Why waste the time and money?

      7. Devaki Singh June 7, 2014 at 3:55 pm

        Should be a TV mini series!!!!

      8. Sean Carney June 7, 2014 at 4:01 pm

        The tv movie was perfect, Damn lazy ass Hollywood writers can only seam to try to redo classics and turn them to total shit