It seems like the adaptation of Steven King’s ‘The Stand’ is to be delayed even further.
Director Josh Boone has moved on to direct a different King story, The Revival, leaving The Stand in the dust.
Boone has apparently already penned the script for The Revival with Michael De Luca attatched as producer.
The Revival, published in 2014, “follows a preacher who loses his faith when his wife and child are killed in an accident. He soon becomes obsessed in his experimentation into the healing power of electrical current, positioning him to act as a God-like faith healer.”
Intertwined with the preacher is a young man with demons of his own, who has benefited from the preacher’s talents and becomes a reluctant accomplice to his deadly obsession.”
Boone is still set to direct The Stand with CBS films, and is also attached to Universal’s The Vampire Chronicles with which he is helming the production.
It is unknown what will happen with the future of The Stand. Its weathered history has seen it go from a three hour long epic, to a massive franchise hopeful, to an eight episode miniseries to being delayed again and again. If its future is anything like its past we are unlikely to see it for a long time.