As the coronavirus sweeps the world, many horror fans can’t help but see the parallels between the outbreak and Stephen King’s magnum opus The Stand. But today, King took to Twitter to put all those talks to bed, writing: “No, coronavirus is NOT like THE STAND. It’s not anywhere near as serious. It’s eminently survivable. Keep calm and take all reasonable precautions.”
Check out his tweet below.
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The killer cast includes James Marsden as Stu Redman, Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail, and Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman. Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith, and Henry Zaga as Nick Andros. Marilyn Manson also has an undisclosed role.
They will be joined by Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood, Owen Teague as Harold Lauder, Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen, Daniel Sunjata as Cobb, Nat Wolff as Lloyd Henreid, Eion Bailey as Teddy Weizak, Katherine McNamara as Julie Lawry, Hamish Linklater as Dr. Ellis, Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor, and Alexander Skarsgard as Mr. Randall Flagg!
This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides — or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail — and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg.