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Focus: The first photos from upcoming romance Focus tease at the chemistry between Will Smith and Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street). Smith stars as a veteran con artist who shares his expertise with Robbie before they separate; when they reunite, Robbie may be more than a match for Smith. The movie hits theaters on February 27. [USA Today] The Stand: Stephen King dropped a hint about the upcoming film adaptation of his massive 1978 novel The Stand, to be written and directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars). A few months ago, Boone said he would be making "one three-hour, R-rated version." King said he thinks Boone's take is "terrific" and then added: "Don’t count on it being one film. … There’s talk about...
- Peter Martin
There have been many classic Stephen King novels that have either never been brought to the big screen, or realized so poorly that a remake doesn't only seem possible, but necessary. Both are the case with "The Stand," King's magnum opus about the war between good versus evil (the book is roughly the size of an average household dog, clocking in at more than 1,000 pages). It has been adapted once, for television, but the budgetary limitations and restrictions on content associated with network TV, meant that, for all its charms, it's not exactly the definitive interpretation of what many believe to be King's greatest novel.
Currently the movie is being developed by "Fault in Our Stars" director Josh Boone, after everyone from Ben Affleck to "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper made a crack at the production before deciding, for whatever reason, that it couldn't be done. Earlier in the year, »
- Drew Taylor
Focus: The first photos from upcoming romance Focus tease at the chemistry between Will Smith and Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street). Smith stars as a veteran con artist who shares his expertise with Robbie before they split up; when they reunite, Robbie may be more than a match for Smith. The movie comes to theaters on February 27. [USA Today] The Stand: Stephen King dropped a hint about the upcoming film adaptation of his massive 1978 novel The Stand, to be...
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A film adaptation of Stephen King’s postapocalyptic, 1,000-plus-page epic The Stand has been in the works for years, but with director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) at the helm it looks like it might actually, finally, be happening for real. In fact, according to an interview with MTV, it might even turn out to be more than just one movie: “I think that [Boone's] take is terrific — and don’t count on it being one film,” King said. “There’s talk about doing it in an entirely different and innovative way, and I don’t want to go into it because that’s Josh’s baby.” Back in June, Boone told Vulture that it would be "one three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board," but we guess things change. Watch the interview here:No word on whether Matthew McConaughey will, as rumored, take on the »
- Anna Silman
The writer said that "an entirely different and innovative" approach was being considered for the project.
Josh Boone will direct the film based on King's 1978 apocalyptic epic.
"I think that his take is terrific - and don't count on it being one film," Stephen King told MTV.
"There's talk about doing it in an entirely different and innovative way, and I don't want to go into it because that's Josh's baby."
"He made The Fault in Our Stars, which is Class A filmmaking as far as I'm concerned," he said.
"He's hugely ambitious and hugely energetic, so we'll see what happens."
While talking to MTV, King said he was onboard with Boone's take on the whole thing and to "not count on it being one film." He added that, "There's talk about doing [The Stand] in an entirely innovative way and [he didn't] wanna go into it because that's Josh's baby."
King also praised Boone for his film The Fault In Out Stars, calling it "class-a filmmaking." Check out the video interview:
Here's where having more than one film actually makes sense. The Stand is over 1000 pages long – splitting the big-screen adaptation into two or three will give room for more details than a single movie would. In the 1994, the novel was adapted by ABC into a live-action TV mini-series, staring Molly Ringwald. »
- Laura Frances
After the success of his tearjerker The Fault in Our Stars, filmmaker Josh Boone is now turning his attention to the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation The Stand. The filmmaker raised a few eyebrows earlier this summer when he revealed plans for a three-hour R-rated movie. Many fans think this 1152-page novel is far too big to be contained in just one single film, and as it turns out, the adaptation may be much bigger.
"I think that his take is terrific - and don't count on it being one film. There's talk about doing it in an entirely different and innovative way, and I don't want to go into it because that's Josh's baby."
Stephen King wouldn't confirm how many movies this adaptation may be split into. The story follows »
Warner Bros. has worked on a new version of The Stand for a few years, using Stephen King‘s post-apocalyptic novel as a basis for work by a few different creative teams. Most recently Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), a lifelong fan of King’s work, came on board to write and direct a single-film […]
- Russ Fischer
First came a report that William Shatner would appear in the upcoming third "Star Trek" film as an older Captain Kirk, Shatner himself confirmed that he had been in contact with producer J.J. Abrams about the project.
"My sources are now telling me that not only will Shatner be in the movie, his scene will have him meeting Chris Pine. Also in that scene: Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy. But if my sources are steering me correct this won't be original timeline Spock - it'll be future alt-timeline Kirk and Spock. Basically the scene will have Kirk and Spock interacting with their future selves."
- Garth Franklin
M-o-o-n, that spells mo-money. Last month, Josh Boone ("The Fault In Our Stars") revealed that he finished the script for his adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. That's impressive. As anyone who has read the book knows how long it takes to get through the 1,000-plus-page novel. Now just imagine how difficult it is to condense it into one three-hour long film as Josh Boone has previously stated. Author Stephen King now informs us that one film may not be enough for Boone. “I think that his take is terrific — and don’t count on it being one film,” Stephen King told MTV. “There’s talk about doing it in an entirely different and innovative way, and I don’t want to go into it because that’s Josh’s baby.” Get More: Movie Trailers, Celebrity News One man escapes from a biological weapon facility after an accident, carrying »
Stephen King is a name that used to by synonymous with horror but has since gone on to be so much more. The prolific writer broke out of being merely a genre writer years ago and has been a breeding ground for countless film adaptations. With at least one movie in development based on his writings at any given time, you cannot go long without a new Stephen King movie to go along with Stephen King novels. Aside form a new version of It in the works, the adaptations of King's The Stand and the »
- Alex Maidy
This October, a new legend is born in Deathlok #1 – the first explosive issue in an all-new ongoing series! Launching as part of the Avengers Now! initiative, critically acclaimed creators Nathan Edmondson (Black Widow, The Punisher) and Mike Perkins (Captain America, Stephen King’s The Stand) provide a brand new spin on Deathlok like you’ve never seen him before.
After Michael Collins – there was Henry Hayes. A war veteran, a single parent. A good man who though he’d left his war behind. As a field medic, he has traveled to war zones to heal the wounded, unaware of his true purpose. Unbeknownst to him, he has been transformed and twisted into a new weapon for a new war – Deathlok! Operative, fighter, assassin and more – he is whatever his mysterious handlers need him to be.
Utilized as a deadly weapon rented out to the highest bidder, Hayes travels the globe »
- Phil Wheat
The latest Stephen King adaptation that has the potential to truly do the author’s work justice, is Josh Boone’s version of The Stand. Why has it got what it takes? Well for one, Boone is a huge fan of King and his gushing over the prolific writer extends farther than the usual. He worked in a ton of nods to the man in his first feature, Stuck In Love, and even managed to nab a voice cameo from King for the pic.
Seems the bromance goes both ways, as King has previously stated that he loves the first draft of the script. He sat down recently to talk with MTV (via Geek Tyrant) and discussed Boone’s vision for the upcoming movie.
“I think that his take is terrific. And don’t count on it being one film. Because there’s talk about doing it in an entirely different and innovative way. »
- Gem Seddon
I'm really excited about seeing Josh Boone's vision of Stephen King's The Stand. The guy has gushed about what a fan he is of King and this particular book. King himself even approves of what Boone is planning to with it. In a recent interview with MTV, the famous author talked about the big screen adaptation of The Stand, and he hints at a couple interesting things.
“I think that his take is terrific. And don’t count on it being one film. Because there’s talk about doing it in an entirely different and innovative way. And I don’t want to go into it because it’s Josh’s baby.”
It's awesome to hear that King has signed off on his work. One of the interesting points he makes here is that we shouldn't count on the adaptation being one film. Boone previously said that it »
- Joey Paur
Don't go getting our hopes up by telling us that M-o-o-n might actually spell more than one film for the feature adaptation of The Stand, Stephen King. That's exactly what the author did -- minus the Tom Cullen reference -- in a recent interview. Not only did he hint that Josh Boone's adaptation of his beloved novel might actually be more than just one film, but he mentions something "entirely different" about the plan to bring the story to life. MTV caught up with Stephen King and the subject of The Stand adaptation came up. Last we heard, King sounded pleased with Josh Boone's script, which intends to squeeze the author's massive novel into a three-hour picture. But King's conversation with MTV elaborates on that a bit, not only in hinting that it might not be one film, but that there's something different in the works for this project. »
It was much so simpler when they’d just kill you. Once upon a time, viruses in TV dramas were straightforward slaughterers. The flu of 1975’s Survivors, for instance, cut a swathe through the UK, leaving well-spoken corpses wherever it went. Once infected, you’d cough, start sweating, and then drop dead - unless you numbered amongst the lucky immune, in which case it was time to brush up on your scouting badge survival skills and attempt to make your way in a post-plague world.
Nowadays, TV’s infected aren’t given anything like such an easy time of it. After the coughing, sweating, lurching - and often, dying - stage, more often than not, the virus transforms you. You mutate into something monstrous, one »
Director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) is the man who will bring Stephen King's novel The Stand to the big screen, and I can't help but think that he's going to nail it. The guy has a true love for King's work, and he knows exactly what he wants out of this thing.
In a recent interview with Collider, he revealed that he finished the script a month ago, and that he showed it to King, who loved it!
"I finished writing the script maybe a month ago. Stephen [King] absolutely loved it. It’s, I think, the first script ever approved by him. [It’ll be] a single version movie of The Stand. Three Hours. It hews very closely to the novel."
I wondered how anyone would be able to take that story and cut it into a 3-hour movie, but apparently Boone pulled it off and got the Stephen King stamp of approval. »
- Joey Paur
Hollywood.s infatuation with the idea of adapting Stephen King.s massive post-apocalyptic novel The Stand is still alive . and now another director is taking aim at attempting to tell the epic tale of good and evil on the big screen. The Fault In Our Stars helmer Josh Boone has joined the ranks of men like George Romero, David Yates, and Ben Affleck in the ever growing list of filmmakers attached to the project. And he seems to have Stephen King's official blessing. Boone recently sat down with Collider to discuss his plans for taking the 1,153-page novel and chopping it down into a three hour feature. As is to be expected, some cuts are going to have to be made. The young filmmaker tells the website that he finished his draft of the script a month ago and that.s he pleased with what.s on the page. »
The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone is currently busy developing Warner Bros.’ long-gestating adaptation of Stephen King’s epic post-apocalyptic novel The Stand, and during a chat with Collider he has now provided an update on his progress, confirming that the script is complete, and that it will remain faithful to King’s original novel (or as faithful as a three-hour movie can be)…
“I finished writing the script maybe a month ago. Stephen absolutely loved it. It’s, I think, the first script ever approved by him. [It'll be] a single version movie of The Stand, three hours, [and] it hews very closely to the novel… It’s not a book where you have to generate new material and make it work for a movie. He writes so cinematically and his characters are so sharply drawn, you don’t have to change much… I just made it work within the »
- Gary Collinson
After signing on to star in an adaptation of the book "All We Had," actress Katie Holmes will also make her directorial debut with the project -- and she's getting some "Fault in Our Stars" power to help out.
Holmes optioned the Annie Weatherwax book -- about a single mother and her 13-year-old daughter living in poverty -- earlier this summer with an eye to play the lead and also produce. But the actress has since decided to take on the directing job as well.
And Holmes now has a big name on her team to write the screenplay: Josh Boone, who directed this summer's hit teen cancer drama "The Fault in Our Stars." Boone is making waves in Hollywood lately, since he's also attached to direct the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand."
"Katie has such a clear vision for the book's irreverent, original mother-daughter relationship," said »
- Katie Roberts
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