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Time is a flat circle. All of this has happened before and will happen again. The exception, of course, is season one of True Detective, because next season is going to be totally different. Buzzfeed took a break from posting animated GIFs of cats doing hilarious things and interviewed True Detective writer/creator Nic Pizzolato, who had a few things to say about his plans for the second season of the show.
Among the topics Pizzolato discussed was his now-deleted tweet hinting at female protagonists for season two:
I deleted the tweet because I didn’t want to be beholden to a promise and then change my mind. I’m writing Season 2 right now, but I don’t want to divulge any potentialities, because so much could change. I just never want to create from a place of critical placation — that’s a dead zone. So I don’t want, »
- Jeremy Clymer
This upcoming month, there are two interesting genre titles playing on Fearnet that you should take note of; 'Eden Lake' and 'Dahmer.' Why? Because they both represent early movies for actors that have proved to be outstanding performers in the arts long before they honed their craft. In the case of 'Eden Lake,' the film is fronted by Michael Fassbender, long before he played Magneto in the 'X-Men' films, stole the show in Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds' & played the android David from 'Prometheus' with such cold, calculated perfection. Also, you can catch 'Dahmer,' the bio pic from director David Jacobson, which stars Jeremy Renner in one of his first cinematic lead roles. Now he's an Avenger in the Marvel Universe! So it got me thinking about other examples of successful stars you may have totally forgotten were in genre films. »
- Rob Galluzzo
“They’Re You. They’Re Us. They’Re Everywhere…They’Re All Messed Up…They’Re Dead. Doc Of The Dead is the definitive Zombie culture documentary, and speculative chronicle of the Zombie Apocalypse. The film features appearances by Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and the Grandfather of Zombie-dom, George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead). Others planned for the film include author Max Brooks (World War Z, soon to be a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt), Greg Nicotero (Executive Producer and make-up FX “The Walking Dead”), Charlie Adlard (Artist, “The Walking Dead”), Mick Garris (Stephen King’s “The Shining,” and “The Stand”), Steve Barton (Dread Central), Alan Jones (Frightfest), and many more! »
- Jonathan James
It's been a long time coming, but the definitive living dead documentary which You helped to make happen is getting ready to make its premiere at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival, and right now we have a new clip for you courtesy of AICN.
They’Re You. They’Re Us. They’Re Everywhere…They’Re All Messed Up…They’Re Dead. Doc Of The Dead is the definitive zombie culture documentary and speculative chronicle of the Zombie Apocalypse. The film features appearances by Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and the Grandfather of Zombie-dom, George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead).
- Uncle Creepy
“Sometimes being alive feels like a long game of chicken on a badly-lit road.” -- Michael Marshall Smith, from the introduction to Ps Publishing's Christine Love for Stephen King’s 1983 haunted car story has always seemed a little light on the ground. It’s not that anyone ever hated Christine; it’s just that the passion with which readers discussed classic novels like The Stand or The Shining or recent books like Bag of Bones or 11/22/63 seemed to pass Christine by. During King’s most popular decade, the novel failed to hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list (though #2 isn’t exactly a struggle for chart success.) Literary critic and King expert Dr. Michael R. Collings once referred to Christine as a “minor” novel, especially in comparison to the major statement of Pet Sematary, also released that year. Yet in the thirty-plus years since the book was published, Christine has become a cultural touchstone. »
- Kevin Quigley
(Cbr) First there was Ben Affleck. Then there was Scott Cooper. Then there were rumors of Paul Greengrass. And now, a new name has emerged to take over "The Stand". Deadline reports the "Fault in our Stars" filmmaker Josh Boone is Warner Bros.’ latest choice to direct "The Stand", based on the epic post-apocalypse novel by Stephen King. The story centers on disparate survivors of a global pandemic called Captain Trips. Many of the survivors band together to reform society, while others band together to seal the deal on its extinction. The novel was previously adapted as a television miniseries. As mentioned earlier, Boone isn’t the first director attached to "The Stand", with Affleck and Cooper both on board at different points. Even "Harry Potter" filmmaker David Yates was once rumored for the project. In other words, "The Stand" has changed hands numerous times already — it’s entirely possible »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
The story follows a group of survivors left after a virus kills off most of the American population. Coming up against good and evil, our protagonists have to face-off against a manic Antichrist character.
Out Of The Furnace director Scott Cooper was originally attached to the project but dropped out in November 2013, leaving the position open for Boone to (potentially) take over. Published in 1978, the book has a cult following, and a film adaptation has been in and out of planning for several years, with both David Yates and Ben Affleck previously attached.
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Over the years the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand has passed through the hands of directors Ben Affleck (Argo) and Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart). For one reason or another things didn't work out with them. Now Warner Bros. is in talks with a director by the name of Josh Boone, who directed a great little film called Stuck in Love that I recently watched on Netflix. The Stand would be a very different project for the director, but if he thinks he has a good vision for the story, then I'm excited to see it.
According to The Wrap, the studio plans to adapt the epic novel of good versus evil into one R-rated film. I don't know how they plan to tell this story in one movie, but it will be interesting to see them try. I think it needs to be a full on trilogy, »
- Joey Paur
Warner Bros.' adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand is set to break records for most number of directors attached before ever getting off the ground, and yet another one has just been tapped to helm the long-gestating project. Read on!
Variety reports that Josh Boone is in early talks to direct the film, which previously had Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) signed on to sit in the director's chair. Boone recently directed The Fault in Our Stars for Fox, which comes out this June.
Warner Bros. and CBS Films set up The Stand in 2011 with Mosaic and Roy Lee attached to develop and produce. CBS has the option to participate on the financing, and Warner will handle worldwide marketing and distribution.
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 »
- John Squires
Great cultural contributions are not fluid. A classic book does not need to automatically be turned into a feature film. A stirring song does not need to be adapted for a TV theme song. A beloved miniseries does not need to be turned into a comic book. Some things are just good as is, on their own, and in their original form. Such is the case with Stephen King’s “The Stand,” which continues to be forcibly pushed through the Hollywood studio system in an attempt to make the 1100 page-plus tome into an easily digestible feature film – sort of like movie breakfast sausage. The “film” (and, yes, we’re putting this one in quotes, because it sure as hell isn’t a real film just yet) has been through nearly every incarnation imaginable over the course of three years, cycling through writers and directors and even possible runtimes with a startling regularity that appears to lower the »
- Kate Erbland
Third time's the charm, right? Stephen King's "The Stand" has had a heckuva time getting off the ground -- you can read a nice history of its ups and downs here, but in brief, this mishegoss started about three years ago, when Warner Bros. tossed the idea out into the ether. Sure, it seemed like a good idea to adapt a sci-fi/fantasy novel that weighs in at over 1400 pages, but it's proving harder to make that a reality. (Nb: The 1978 version of "The Stand" was a mere 823 pages.)
The latest director who's tossing his hat into the ring is Josh Boone, whose upcoming film "The Fault in Our Stars" is a Ya sobfest for the ages, starring It Girl Shailene Woodley. It might sound strange that Boone would take the reigns, but this isn't the first time he's been attached to a Stephen King project. He posted on »
- Jenni Miller
Within the last year, both Ben Affleck and Scott Cooper were on board to direct the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. While both left the project, a new report reveals that another director has already stepped up to the plate.
According to Deadline, Josh Boone (Stuck In Love) is in talks with Warner Bros. to direct the movie and will rewrite the script as well. At one point it was said that the plan was to split up the massive book into multiple movies, but there’s no word on whether or not that’s still the case.
We’ll keep an eye out for additional news regarding the project, but there isn’t too much to report on at this time. For those that haven’t read the book or watched the miniseries, here is a brief synopsis:
“The Stand is a story of good vs. evil »
- Jonathan James
Last August we heard that Crazy Heart and Out of the Furnace director Scott Cooper had taken over a new adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand after Ben Affleck had to step away due to his next directorial project Live by Night and his new job as Batman in the Man of Steel sequel. However, it appears Cooper didn't stick with the project either as The Wrap has learned Warner Bros. and CBS Films have zeroed in on Josh Boone, director of the forthcoming The Fault in Our Stars starring Shailene Woodley, to take over the project. He will also adapt the book himself into a single, R-rated film that will be "faithful to the book." Cooper left the project back in November over creative differences, which is understandable since The Stand isn't all that easy to adapt. For those who don't know, the story is set in a »
- Ethan Anderton
Warner Bros. is on director number four, at least by my count, when it comes to a new adaptation of Stephen King's apocalyptic book "The Stand". Following in the footsteps of David Yates, Ben Affleck and, most recently, Scott Cooper comes Josh Boone, director of The Fault in Our Stars due in theaters this June. Boone is already set to adapt King's "Lisey's Story" for the big screen, expected some time around 2015, which should give you some idea when The Stand may actually finally hit theaters. Boone has even spoken of his love for King with Collider in the past saying: The short of it is that my parents were born-again Baptists and I wasn't allowed to read Stephen King. I had to rip the covers off of Christian books and glue them to Stephen King books, so that I could read them. I remember reading "The Stand" under »
- Brad Brevet
Over the past couple of years Warner Bros. has really struggled to hold a director down for its planned adaptation of the Stephen King epic The Stand. The project has already passed through the hands of David Yates (Harry Potter), Ben Affleck (Argo) and Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace), and now The Wrap is reporting that Josh Boone (Stuck in Love, The Fault in Our Stars) is making a deal to write and direct.
According to the report, Warner Bros. and CBS Films want Boone to "adapt King's epic novel as a single, R-rated movie that will be faithful to the book" - although you have to wonder how faithful a single movie can be, unless the studio is intended on delivering an absolutely arse-numbing running time that would put Shoah to shame.
Is Boone the right choice for The Stand, and how do you feel about Warner's plans »
- Gary Collinson
The much-anticipated film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars doesn't arrive in theaters until June 6, 2014, however the buzz surrounding the first official trailer was so positive that the news its director Josh Boone is in the running for a big-budget project is hardly surprising. Deadline's reporting Boone has been approached to write and direct The Stand for Warner Bros Pictures. The movie's been traveling an extremely bumpy road on its way to production, with Ben Affleck originally attached to direct. Based on the bestselling Stephen King novel, The Stand feature film has been in the works at Warner Bros since early 2011 and after Affleck left the project, Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace) became attached to write and direct the film in August 2013. With Cooper no longer in the picture, Boone's reportedly in talks to step in.
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Stephen King’s The Stand – previously adapted as an award-winning TV mini-series in the 1990s – is a hefty novel (certain editions run 1,100 pages) divided into three segments, each of which could feasibly support a separate genre movie altogether. It’s no wonder, then, that the challenge of adapting it to film has already stumped a handful of high-profile directors.
Warner Bros. sought to bring Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves and director David Yates onboard for The Stand a few years ago, but that version of the project never got off the ground. A year later, Ben Affleck was recruited to direct the King adaptation; following his commitment to play the Caped ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Ben Affleck was attached for two years to adapt Stephen King's The Stand, but that fell through when he was offered an opportunity to play Batman. Then Out of the Furnace director Scott Cooper signed on to rewrite and direct the project, only to leave a few months later over creative differences. Now The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone is in early talks to take over. Boone is a longtime fan of King's. As he told Collider, as a kid, his parents wouldn't let him read King, so he'd rip the covers off religious books and glue them to King's. Eventually, when his parents found his copy of The Stand, they burned it in a fireplace. So Boone sent King a letter saying how much he loved his books, with a few books to sign. King sent back the books with a "beautiful letter" written in the »
- Jesse David Fox
Josh Boone is set to direct Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming "The Stand" based on Stephen King's book of the same title. As some can remember, this was a TV series back in 1994 which was really quite entertaining, featuring a host of different, intriguing characters powered by Gary Sinise, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo, Miguel Ferrer, Ruby Dee, Corin Nemec and Matt Frewer, among others. The story follows the battle between good and evil on Earth, where the survivors are split between the spiritual Mother Abigail Freemantle (Dee) and Randall Flagg (Sheridan). Boone directed "The Fault In Our Stars" which stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Natt Wolff, based on Josh Greens novel which "(500) Days of Summer" scribes Scott Neustadter Michael H. Weber adapted for the screen. That film hits theaters via 20th Century Fox on June 6th, 2014. »
Stephen King's apocalyptic classic The Stand has so far had a bumpy journey to the big screen. David Yates was the first attached director on the tentpole Warner Bros. project, but moved on and was replaced by Scott Cooper, who then also jumped ship citing creative differences with the studio. Warners has also reportedly had flirtations with Ben Affleck and Paul Greengrass, but may now finally have found their man. Rising star Josh Boone is nearing a deal to adapt King's novel and direct the movie.Boone made his directorial debut with the indie comedy drama Stuck In Love in 2012, starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Kristen Bell and Logan Lerman. He's since been working on The Fault In Our Stars, based on the hugely popular teen cancer romance novel (it's better than that sounds) by John Green. Currently in post-production, the latter is creating a deal of industry buzz, »
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