Mick Garris is no stranger to the world of Stephen King and has helmed films like Sleepwalkers, Bag of Bones, and The Shining miniseries.
Oh, and the 1994 miniseries adaptation of The Stand.
So what does Garris think of The New Mutants director Josh Boone and CBS All Access’ upcoming reboot? Well, not only is the man all for it, he even confirms he sports a cameo in the new iteration.
Garris tells ComicBook.com: “I’m excited about it and I’m tangentially involved, in that, I have a non-speaking cameo in it unless I’m on the virtual editing room floor… I can’t wait to see it. I love the idea that it’s happening anew and it will be really interesting to see how it is perceived because it’s on CBS All Access, which does not have the most gigantic audience at this point… But I’m excited to see what happens.”
Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published. It tells the tale of a patient who escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon: a mutated strain of super-flu that will wipe out 99 percent of the world’s population within a few weeks. Those who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge—Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious “Dark Man,” who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them—and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.