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Another Director Rises Up to Take The Stand

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Another Director Rises Up to Take The StandWarner Bros.’ adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand is set to break records for most number of directors attached before ever getting off the ground, and yet another one has just been tapped to helm the long-gestating project. Read on!

Variety reports that Josh Boone is in early talks to direct the film, which previously had Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) signed on to sit in the director’s chair. Boone recently directed The Fault in Our Stars for Fox, which comes out this June.

Warner Bros. and CBS Films set up The Stand in 2011 with Mosaic and Roy Lee attached to develop and produce. CBS has the option to participate on the financing, and Warner will handle worldwide marketing and distribution.

The Stand 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 ones as the Trashcan Man and Mother Abigail) and overlapping storylines running over many years as it tells of a group of survivors fighting the Antichrist-like Randall Flagg.

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