The Stand Adaptation Goes from Three Hours to Four Films


The StandAn update on Josh Boone’s upcoming big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand arrived today, and the source was one of Kevin Smith’s SModcasts of all things. Instead of a single three-hour movie, the project has now turned into a whopping four films!

Lilja’s Library pointed us in the direction of Smith’s latest SModcast, in which it was revealed that Boone dropped the idea of a three-hour film without any hesitation when Warner Bros. offered him the opportunity to instead proceed on the basis of there being four movies instead of one.

Boone also said they hope start shooting next year, possibly in the spring.

The interview isn’t embeddable so be sure to hit the above link to listen; jump in at the 1.20 mark if The Stand is all you care about.

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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