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News came out this week that Andy Muschietti, director of the indie horror hit Mama, is in talks to helm a big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's classic 1986 book It. The project has been in development for years, and at one point director Cary Fukunaga was attached, but he recently dropped out due to budget concerns.
A first trailer has been released at San Diego Comic-Con for the upcoming horror anthology Tales of Halloween, which we’ve got for you right here…
Tales of Halloween brings you Halloween night like you’ve never seen it before. Ghouls, imps, aliens, axe murderers and more appear in one neighborhood on Halloween to terrorize unsuspecting residents.
Tales of Halloween is set for release October 30th in the States and features segments from directors Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III and IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), and Paul Solet (Grace).
- Gary Collinson
Want to revisit "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" before "Terminator: Genisys" opens? Better do it before July 1, when Netflix says "Hasta la vista" to the 1991 sequel.
And start marathoning these TV classics before they go poof: "Leave it to Beaver," "Dragnet," "Mission: Impossible," "Hawaii Five-o," "Magnum P.I.," "Miami Vice," "Knight Rider," "Melrose Place" and "Wings." Also bid goodbye to the Stephen King miniseries "The Stand" (1994) and "The Langoliers" (1995).
Below is a complete list of the movies that Netflix is pulling from your streaming list. And, just so you're not left empty-handed, here's a list of what's new on Netflix in July 2015. (All titles and dates provided by Netflix and subject to change.)
Leaving July 1
"Beauty and the Beast" Seasons 1- »
- Sharon Knolle
It’s been a rough road for adaptations of some of Stephen King’s biggest books. Rumors of a movie based on King and Peter Straub’s epic The Talisman have floated around for years (with Steven Spielberg attached at one point), but have never come to fruition. Ron Howard tantalized us with what was sure to be an amazing multi-feature version of King’s sprawling dark fantasy series The Dark Tower, but that too has languished in development Hell (although it may be moving forward again). Then Josh Boone came along with plans to update King’s post-apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand for a new generation. That project originally earned consternation from fans when it was announced that the 1000+ page novel (the unexpurgated version – King’s...
- Mike Bracken
Two worlds collide in the efforts to bring an epic novel to the big and small screens. While pre-production started over a year ago for the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand, news has surfaced that a TV miniseries is in the works that will be paired with this new film adaptation.
As reported by The Wrap, CBS Films and Warner Bros. are in negotiations with Showtime to create an eight-part miniseries that will lead up to the film’s release. Writer/director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) signed on to write and direct the movie last year and has now agreed to write and direct the miniseries. King is also expected to be involved.
The decision to make The Stand a miniseries and movie, originally conceived as several films, was in order to be able to cover more ground, since the book is an epic novel covering over 800 pages. »
The Stand: Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), who came on board the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand more than a year ago, first described it as a "three-hour, R-rated version," then King hinted that it might be made "in an entirely different and innovative way." Now comes word that Warner Bros., CBS Films, and Showtime are talking about making an 8-hour miniseries first, ahead of a big-budget movie that would debut in theaters. Shooting would begin early next year on the project. [The Wrap] Wool: Nicole Perlman, who shared a writing credit for Guardians of the Galaxy, has been hired to write a new draft of the screenplay for Wool. Based on a science-fiction novel by Hugh Howey, the story centers on a community living...
- Peter Martin
In the wake of Cary Fukunaga’s saddening It exit (over squabbles between the director and New Line about the two-part adaptation), all eyes have naturally turned to Josh Boone’s epic take on The Stand for Warner Bros. An even more ambitious Stephen King adaptation than Fukunaga’s It, The Stand was previously announced by Boone as a four-film blockbuster event, featuring an A-list cast and considerable budget. Unfortunately, a new report from TheWrap states that a tetralogy is no longer the plan – though WB is still standing by Boone and giving him the massive scale such a property demands.
In addition to a single R-rated movie (still a blockbuster), Boone will be piloting an eight-part miniseries for Showtime, designed so that he can take his time in sketching the early days of the viral apocalypse that devastates America, and the journeys of a few human survivors as they »
- Isaac Feldberg
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- Scott Beggs
Warner Bros. and CBS Films are taking a serious stand on "The Stand." Stephen King's epic (and arguably best, just saying) novel is going to get its own big-screen movie, but first it's poised to get an eight-part TV miniseries on Showtime. Congrats, Captain Trips, you now get to spread farther and wider than ever!
According to TheWrap, Warner Bros. and CBS Films are in talks with writer-director Josh Boone about the TV series, which would culminate in a major motion picture. Boone will write and direct the "star-studded miniseries" which they said is scheduled to start shooting early next year. Author Stephen King is expected to be involved in some way, and meetings will be held this week to finalize the ambitious plans. TheWrap added that top agents have been notified and A-listers are being eyed, the kind that showed more interest in TV after "True Detective" was such a success. »
- Gina Carbone
You may have heard that Stephen King’s The Stand was set to finally become a movie series. There’s a chance you might have seen us speculating about a potential shared Stephen King movie universe, too. Well, now, Warner Bros. and CBS Films’ plans with The Stand may have changed somewhat.
Previously, we had been told to expect four movies. Today, news has come to light suggesting the existence of an eight-part stage-setting TV prelude. The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone was already on board for the film saga, and is believed to be in talks to helm this television event.
Here’s the clincher – no one seems to be mentioning whether the eight TV episodes have taken the place of some of the movies. »
The Stand: Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), who came on board the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand more than a year ago, first described it as a "three-hour, R-rated version," then King hinted that it might be made "in an entirely different and innovative way." Now comes word that Warner Bros., CBS Films and Showtime are talking about making an eight-hour miniseries first, ahead of a big-budget movie that would debut in theaters. Shooting would begin...
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Given that it has most famously appeared on screens in miniseries form back in the 1990s, it’s perhaps not surprising to learn that the new adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand might be headed for TV itself. According to The Wrap, director Josh Boone and Warner Bros. want to make an eight-part miniseries to lead in to the new planned film version. The studio is in talks with Us cable channel Showtime to handle the series, with Boone overseeing both projects. He said when he first took on the job of turning the sprawling book into a movie that he wanted more space to tell the story, and initially it looked like it could lead to multiple movies to handle the narrative of survivors of a virus that has all but wiped out the American population caught in a battle between good and evil.It’s an ambitious idea, »
Back in 1978 Stephen King first published what would go on to become one of his most beloved stories; a complex and intricate tale about the end of the world, the survival of humanity, and an epic battle between good and evil. The Stand has been a fan favourite since it first hit shelves, and for a long time studio execs have been scratching their heads as to how to return it to our screens. In 1994 it was given life as a 4 episode mini-series starring Gary Sinise, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald and Jamey Sheridan as the demonic Randall Flagg. Now, more than 20 years later, it's returning to our screens, set to be given fresh life on both TV and on the big screen. Josh Boone, the man who directed The Fault In Our Stars, will step behind the camera to bring us an 8 part miniseries event before a full length feature »
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Remember 1994? "Friends," babydoll dresses and that awful "Stand" miniseries starring Molly Ringwald in the most depressing phase of her career. Speaking of the latter, The Wrap has it on good authority (?) that the author's epic 1978 novel will be adapted by "Fault in Our Stars" director Josh Boone as an eight-part TV miniseries followed by a big-deal theatrical motion picture! I love the book and want this to be good, but I don't know, I just don't. But back to 1994. "The Stand" aired as a four-part miniseries and racked up an impressive 19 million viewers a night, despite that fact that it wasn't very good. It was directed by Mick Garris, who to my knowledge has never helmed a decent King adaptation, and written by King himself, who has written many good books. Remember all the ways it was bad? Let us count them with the help of IMDb's army of dedicated users. »
- Chris Eggertsen
I'm one of those jerks who have neither read Stephen King's "The Stand" nor seen the 1994 TV miniseries of the same time, but I am aware that "The Stand" is quite the gigantic book and therefore a tricky thing to condense. The big-screen adaptation of The Stand has been a long time coming with the project entering and exiting many different hands... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
The Wrap is reporting Warner Bros. and CBS Films are in talks with Showtime to mount one hell of an interesting deal with regards to the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's massive, post-apocalyptic tome "The Stand". Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) was brought on board to write and direct an adaptation of King's novel back in February 2014. He was the latest in a long line of filmmakers that had taken a crack at "The Stand" including David Yates, Ben Affleck and Scott Cooper and it appears he's going to be sticking around and in a big way. When we last heard from Boone on the project he said, "We're going to do four movies and we're going to do 'The Stand' at the highest level you can do it at, with a cast that's going to blow people's minds. We've already been talking to lots of people, »
- Brad Brevet
Clocking in at over 1,100 pages, the unabridged edition of Stephen King's The Stand is massive. It's fitting, then, that an in-the-works eight-part miniseries could lead up to Josh Boone's upcoming three-hour film adaptation of King's epic work.
TheWrap reports that Warner Bros. and CBS Films are negotiating with Showtime in an effort to move forward with an eight-part miniseries adaptation of King's The Stand. Should it become a reality, the miniseries would lead up to filmmaker Boone's planned three-hour, R-rated feature film adaptation for Warner Bros.
As well as writing and directing the big screen version of The Stand, Boone—a die-hard King fan (see the It discussions and King's awesome phone call cameo in Boone's Stuck In Love)—is also set to pen and helm the miniseries, which is anticipated to begin filming in early 2016.
With 11+ potential hours of onscreen adaptation time, Boone could properly dig into »
- Derek Anderson
It looks like Warner Bros., CBS Films and director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) have seen sense over their plan to adapt Stephen King’s apocalyptic epic The Stand as a single three-hour movie, with The Wrap reporting that negotiations are underway with Showtime for an eight-part TV series that will then culminate with a feature film.
According to the site, the “star-studded” miniseries will commence production early next year, with Boone “expected to set his sights on several A-listers, many of whom have become more interested in doing limited TV in the wake of HBO’s True Detective.”
Speaking of True Detective, Matthew McConaughey has previously been linked to the role of both Randall Flagg and Stu Redman, although there’s been no further word on his involvement. It’s also unclear whether Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars »
- Gary Collinson
Many directors have tried and failed to mount Stephen King's seminal postapocalypse novel The Stand as a big-screen feature — among them, Ben Affleck and Scott Cooper — and now, The Fault in Our Stars helmer Josh Boone has figured out a unique way to tackle that mammoth book: According to the Wrap, he'll first adapt it as an eight-part television mini-series for Showtime that will culminate with a massive movie in theaters. Ron Howard pitched a similar approach to King's The Dark Tower series when he intended to direct a big-screen trilogy bridged by TV mini-series installments, but that innovative incarnation eventually fell apart. This won't be the first time that The Stand has made for a major television event, either: Mick Garris directed an ABC mini-series based on the book in 1994, starring Gary Sinise and Rob Lowe. »
- Kyle Buchanan
It seems The Stand will once again be adapted for television before it becomes that highly anticipated movie we've been hearing about. According to The Wrap, Warner Bros., CBS Films and writer-director Josh Boone are nearing a deal to produce an 8-part Showtime miniseries based on Stephen King's acclaimed novel, which will then find its way to the big screen at some point. Apparently King will be involved in some capacity, along with producers Roy Lee and Jimmy Miller. The original plan was to condense the 900-page novel into just one movie - quite an undertaking as anyone who's read it will attest to - but evidently those involved saw sense. You may remember the ABC miniseries back in 1994 with Gary Sinise, Rob Lowe and Molly Ringwald among others? That ran over 6 hours and still didn't manage to cram near enough in. We had heard that The Fault In Our Stars »
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