Well it looks like The Stand, Stephen King’s standalone masterpiece of good vs evil, is set to get the movie treatment it deserves.
Director Josh Boone, who has been tied to the project for a while now and was working to the idea that it would be a single three-hour movie, has been talking to Kevin Smith on his Hollywood Babble-on Podcast about the state of the movie’s production at this minute in time and it looks like big things are happening at Warners.
“They asked, would you do this as multiple films.,” said Boone, “I said f*ck yes. I think we’re going to do four movies. Do The Stand at the highest level you can do it at, with a cast that’s going to blow peoples’ minds. Production in the spring.”
Boone added that he’s now rewriting the first part of the movie, loosely based on the first draft which he has now binned.
So four movies, huh? Warners and Boone, I’m excited by what I hear but please don’t screw this up!