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Both science-fiction and horror are full of apocalypse stories. Most of them could fit into either category. One of the most popular mechanisms for wiping out the human population is via some kind of quick-spreading, devastating illness.
One of the most popular apocalypse stories is Stephen King’s “The Stand”. The novel was brought to television as a miniseries in 1994 and is currently readily available on DVD at a reasonable price and on netflix. A friend of mine recently bought the DVDs and, upon discovering that it wasn’t a DVD set I already had in my collection asked me if I wanted to watch it with her.
“The Stand” is essentially a story about the ultimate showdown between good and evil. A contagious super flu gets accidentally relased into the population. From a single infected family, the disease spreads, wiping out more than 99% of the population. There are a »
Under The Dome, Season 2, Episode 1, “Heads Will Roll”
Written by Stephen King
Directed by Jack Bender
Airs Mondays at 10 pm Est on CBS
Famed author Stephen King has a long history of film adaptations of his novels, resulting in features such as The Shining, 1408, and two theatrical versions of Carrie. His stories, however, have not been as explored in the television medium, save for a few tv miniseries, most notably of The Stand, and a tv version of The Dead Zone. Last summer added another show to the latter group, in the form of Under The Dome. With a first season marred by odd story segues and inconsistent character decisions on its shoulders, the show made its second season premiere on Monday night, removing some weak elements and offering potential for improvement, depending on how certain storylines progress.
The reformation of Big Jim Rennie »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Though last year's drama Out of the Furnace didn't result in any big awards buzz, the drama from director Scott Cooper did contain some fantastic performances, and it was far from being a terrible movie. Tough the director is no longer taking on Stephen King's The Stand, he's preparing to shoot the Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass with Johnny Depp in the lead role as his next project. However, the Crazy Heart helmer has also lined up another project for his future slate, as Deadline reports he will direct a film focusing on the heroic Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighter crew who died in a wildfire blaze last summer. Read on! Last June, 19 members of the elite firefighter crew died while battling the out of control flames at Yarnell Hill, making it the largest loss of firefighter life since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and the greatest loss of wildfire firefighters in 80 years. »
- Ethan Anderton
If you haven’t seen “Legion” — the movie about angels declaring war on mankind — then Syfy’s new series “Dominion” will feel like a fever dream, with perhaps the most elaborate post-apocalyptic backstory ever. Yet even those familiar with the movie might find the 90-minute opener dizzying, as well as unevenly acted (to put matters kindly) and derivative in the extreme. Paired with returning planetary post-annihilation show “Defiance,” Syfy has an alliteration-friendly summer tandem for those inclined to watch overwrought melodrama. Anyone else should probably avoid this latest episodic invader as if it were the last show on Earth.
“Dominion” opens by informing viewers — via perhaps the most depressing on-air script ever — that 25 years ago, God disappeared, triggering an assault on Earth waged by angels under the leadership of the archangel Gabriel (Carl Beukes). Humans were able to repel them, we’re told, thanks in part to assistance from Gabriel »
- Brian Lowry
Celebrated actress Ruby Dee “took her final bow” and died of natural causes on Wednesday at her home in New Rochelle, N.Y., her daughter Nora told The Associated Press. Dee was 91.
In addition to being an actress on stage, screen, TV and radio, Dee — often alongside second husband Ossie Davis, whom she met in 1945 while (successfully) auditioning to star opposite him in the Broadway play Jeb — was an activist who fought for civil rights.
The Demolisher returns this October for Deathlok #1, an all-new series from the critically acclaimed creative team of Nathan Edmondson (Black Widow, The Punisher) and Mike Perkins (Captain America, Stephen King’s The Stand).
Henry Hayes is a veteran, a single parent, a man who thought he’d left his war behind. But unbeknownst to him, he’s been transformed without his knowledge into the perfect weapon of destruction: Deathlok! Operative, fighter, assassin and more – on the battlefield, he is whatever his handlers need him to be.
Created by the mysterious Biotek corporation, Hayes is utilized as a deadly weapon rented out to the highest bidder, his memories erased at the close of every mission. As Henry slowly uncovers the truth behind the horrors that were visited upon him, he’ll struggle with the knowledge that he’s been transformed into a weapon of mass destruction – and expose the disturbing legacy »
- Phil Wheat
The road to the big screen for Stephen King’s The Stand has been winding. Back in the beginning of 2011 it was announced that Warner Bros. would be adapting the novel. Since then, there have been several people attached to direct the project; David Yates (Harry Potter films), Ben Affleck, and Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace). All have left for different reasons. Yates thought it would work best as a mini-series, Affleck for Batman, and Cooper over “creative differences”.
We’re gonna do one three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board. Every single one of those characters will be somebody you recognize and somebody you relate to. And it’s gonna be awesome. »
- Chris Connors
Even though it was already made as a TV miniseries in the 1990s, Stephen King's epic "The Stand" has the sprawling scope befitting a big screen treatment. And indeed, Warner Bros. has been working hard trying to make it happen, with David Yates, Ben Affleck and Scott Cooper all mooted to direct at various points in the past. But earlier this year, the studio locked down the not quite obvious choice of "Stuck In Love" and "The Fault In Our Stars" director Josh Boone. And while this weekend sees him in weepy teen movie mode, the filmmaker promises to bring some big brass ones for this effort. "We’re gonna do one three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board," he told Vulture. "Every single one of those characters will be somebody you recognize and somebody you relate to. And it’s gonna be awesome. I’m really excited. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone is currently in the process of developing his big screen adaptation of Stephen King's epic novel The Stand. This is such a huge story that it's hard to believe that they'd be able to turn into a single movie. There was talk of turning it into a pair of films at one point, but it doesn't look like that's the case any longer. In a recent interview with Vulture, the director revealed that the plan is to make one 3-hour, R-rated movie with a full A-list cast. He also excitedly talked about how much he's looking forward to making this film.
"We’re gonna do one three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board. Every single one of those characters will be somebody you recognize and somebody you relate to. And it’s gonna be awesome. I’m really excited. »
- Joey Paur
We put legendary novelist Stephen King and famed TV and movie screenwriter Damon Lindelof on the phone together and then just sat back and enjoyed the ride as the duo engaged in a rapid-fire exchange about the business of creating and adapting content for the small screen. King has the second season of CBS’ trapped-town drama Under the Dome, based on his book, premiering June 30 (he penned the premiere), while Lindelof has his first series since ABC’s Lost coming to HBO on June 29 — The Leftovers, based on the post-apocalyptic novel by Tom Perrotta, about 2 percent of the world’s population vanishing. »
- James Hibberd
Originally a novel by Stephen King The Stand got its first live-action outing in 1994′s TV mini-series. The series starred big names including Gary Sinse, Rob Lowe and Molly Ringwald and told the tale of the fight between good and evil in a post-apocalyptic world. A favourite story amongst fans of King’s work have been waiting since then for a film adaptation to materialise. This has been promised several times of the last twenty years but it is only now that it looks like the project may actually go ahead.
One of the many unlucky projects to suffer from the musical director syndrome The Stand looks to have finally found it’s helmer in the form of The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone. Given the director’s enthusiasm whilst talking to Vulture about the project one would hope that the production has found someone who will nurture the film into something special. »
- Kat Smith
Director Josh Boone is poised to have a very good weekend as his new film, The Fault in Our Stars, has a solid chance at dominating the box office. If it does, it will give him more clout in his plan to adapt Stephen King's The Stand. The movie has gone through multiple directors including David Yates, Ben Affleck, and Scott Cooper. For those unfamiliar with the massive, post-apocalyptic sci-fi horror story, it's set in a world that's been ravaged by a plague and leads to an epic battle between a group of Americans and an Antichrist-like figure named Randall Flagg. Boone stepped into replace Scott Cooper several months ago, and plans to reunite with his Fault in Our Stars actor Nat Wolff. During the press tour for Fault, he detailed some of his other plans for the daunting adaptation. Hit the jump for more. Speaking to Vulture, Boone »
- Matt Goldberg
Yesterday, I was coming out of a screening at the AMC in Times Square. Kids were already lined up, in snaking rows, for that night's very first showings of "The Fault in Our Stars." That's when I realized that it was going to be a big hit. I also realized that director Josh Boone will be allowed to do anything he wants after it opens. And, as it turns out, he wants to do a big screen adaptation of "The Stand," something that has befuddled and vanquished a number of high profile directors, including Ben Affleck and "Crazy Heart" filmmaker Scott Cooper. Now Boone is talking about his intentions for the adaptation with Vulture, and things are sounding good.
"The Stand," for those that don't know, is an epic, nearly-900 page tome that depicts an apocalyptic viral outbreak and follows the survivors, as they deal with obstacles both earthly and supernatural. »
- Drew Taylor
Now that a director has finally been secured in Josh Boone (Stuck in Love, The Fault in Our Stars), it seems that Warner Bros. and CBS Film is pushing full steam ahead with their long-gestating adaptation of Stephen King’s apocalyptic magnum opus The Stand, and speaking to Vulture, Boone has offered an insight into their plans for the film:
“We’re gonna do one three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board. Every single one of those characters will be somebody you recognize and somebody you relate to. And it’s gonna be awesome. I’m really excited. It’s the most exciting thing I’ve ever got to do in my entire life. If 12-year-old me had ever known that one day I’d be doing this, to even just go back and look at that kid, I’d be like, Keep doing what you’re doing! »
- Gary Collinson
"We're going to do one three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board," he told Vulture.
"Every single one of those characters will be somebody you recognise and somebody you relate to. And it's gonna be awesome. I'm really excited. It's the most exciting thing I've ever got to do in my entire life.
"If 12-year-old me had ever known that one day I'd be doing this, to even just go back and look at that kid, I'd be like, 'Keep doing what you're doing!' It's just crazy.
"I've met so many actors over the years, and like, when I met Stephen King, I hugged »
After Scott Cooper, Ben Affleck and David Yates all left the project, Warner Bros. finally signed The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone to helm their ambitious adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. Why ambitious? Well, the plan is to condense the 900-page novel into just one movie -- quite an undertaking as anyone who's read the book will attest to. You may remember the ABC miniseries back in 1994 with Gary Sinise, Rob Lowe and Molly Ringwald among others, which ran over 6 hours and still didn't manage to cram near enough in. But, Boone has done his best to ease fan concerns in an interview with Vulture. "We’re gonna do one three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board. Every single one of those characters will be somebody you recognize and somebody you relate to. And it’s gonna be awesome. I’m really excited. »
Stephen King's The Stand is a very long book. Running to over 1300 pages in its paperback edition, we wouldn't be surprised if it needed two Amazon Kindles to hold the full text of it. As such, the sole screen adaptation of The Stand to date was a television miniseries, which featured Gary Sinise and Molly Ringwald. That managed to get the story down to six hours, and thus when a new feature film date of The Stand was announced, there were eyebrows raised as to just how to fit it all into a movie.
The answer, according to its director, Josh Boone, is to make a very long movie.
Earlier this year it was revealed that Josh Boone would direct and do a script rewrite for the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand after both Ben Affleck and Scott Cooper previously dropped out of the project. With the complete and uncut version of The Stand totaling over 1000 pages, it was uncertain whether the new adaptation would consist of more than one film. But now Josh Boone has revealed how the epic story will be told on the big screen. Here’s what The Fault in Our Stars and Stuck in Love director had to say about adapting The Stand in a recent interview:
“We’re gonna do one three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board. Every single one of those characters will be somebody you recognize and somebody you relate to. And it’s gonna be awesome. I’m really excited. It’s »
- Derek Anderson
Out doing promotional rounds for his new film adaptation of the beloved novel "The Fault in Our Stars", director Josh Boone spoke about another high profile adaptation he currently has in the works - Stephen King's magnum opus "The Stand".
King's 1152-page book charts a battle between good and evil after America is decimated by a deadly pandemic that wipes out most of the country's population.
Boone however plans to give it a go, revealing that his take on the material will be three-hour R-rated adaptation with a big cast. Boone is also a gushing King fan, telling Vulture:
"We're gonna do one three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board. Every single one of those »
- Garth Franklin
Chances are that you have no idea who Josh Boone is (unless you were one of the ten people who saw 2013′s Stuck in Love), but that’s about to change; the filmmaker’s young adult novel adaptation, The Fault In Our Stars, makes its way to theaters this weekend, and early buzz for the teenage cancer patient romance is quite positive – as are the film’s box office prospects. Boone’s already ahead of the curve, when it comes to following up what looks to become his breakout film; for the past three months now, he’s essentially been onboard to direct a big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand.
King’s best-selling ...
- Sandy Schaefer
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