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Josh Boone has been hard at work as of late. Since directing The Fault In Our Stars, the writer-director has been highly in-demand when it comes to bringing other literary works to the big screen. Fault was based on the book by John Green, and now Hollywood has tapped him to work on features for writers ranging from Anne Rice, to the folks behind Marvel's X-Men: The New Mutants, to the legendary Stephen King.
In terms of King, Boone has not one but two projects in the ether. For a while, all eyes were on his adaptation of King's seminary book The Stand. The director had gone as far as to secure a cast with verbal agreements, and yet now the project has stalled. It's still on the way, but on indefinite hold while they figure out the exact logistics of telling such a sprawling story. The other project, which »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Unsurprisingly, the big screen adaptation of The Stand has once again been delayed, but it thankfully sounds as if the project is far from dead. Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars) has been attached to direct for some time now, but after writing X-Men spinoff New Mutants for Fox – which he’s also expected
- Josh Wilding
A Revival film is being plotted by Josh Boone. The planned movie will be based on Stephen King‘s source novel, which was first published in 2014, and is being fast-tracked to the movies with Boone leaving his long-planned adaptation of the author’s The Stand to one side, for the moment.
Revival’s story spans five decades, and is a tale of addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life. Here’s the description from Amazon.
In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. »
- Paul Heath
Since he directed The Fault In Our Stars, director Josh Boone has been attached to bring Stephen King's The Stand to the bg screen. The Stand has been in gestation for some time, and the latest we'd heard was that the rights Warner Bros held had lapsed, and now they lie with CBS Films. That's delayed things, as CBS has to work out which partner it wants to make the movie with instead.
Boone still intends to direct the film, and apparently has (verbal) commitments from the planned cast of the project. But while the new home of The Stand movie is sorted out, he's moving on to direct another Stephen King project instead.
Boone will be bringing Revival to the screen (based on the 2014 novel of »
If you've seen Stuck in Love, then you know Josh Boone is a huge Stephen King fan. The author has a key voice cameo in the film and his novel It is discussed passionately on more than one occasion. While Boone has been writing a big screen version of The Stand, he's now focused on adapting another, more recent, King novel: Revival.
Deadline reports that Boone is set to direct and has written the screenplay for a feature film adaptation of Revival, King's 2014 novel about a preacher's dangerous dealings with the healing powers of electricity—a nerve-jangling journey witnessed by his younger assistant. The completed script is now awaiting the green light at Universal, with Boone hoping to hit the gas pedal on the project and begin filming later this year with backing from producer Michael De Luca.
Prior to turning his attention to Revival, Boone was (and still is »
- Derek Anderson
I really feel for those fans of Stephen King's "The Stand" who have been looking forward to witnessing King's epic play out on the big-screen, and today's news likely won't offer much comfort that we'll ever see "The Stand" hit theaters. Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars) has been set to write and direct an adaptation of... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
While Hollywood has been adapting Stephen King.s stories for decades, lately the attempts to make movies based on his books have been going more slowly. The Dark Tower movie only just started making some progress over the last several months, and while Idris Elba is now the frontrunner to play the lead, it has yet to be greenlit. Now there.s word that the cinematic version of The Stand has also been delayed yet again, ironically due to another Stephen King book being brought to the big screen. Josh Boone, director of The Fault in Our Stars and writer of projects like Vampire Chronicles and New Mutants, recently co-penned an adaptation of King.s 2014 novel Revival with King himself and producer Michael de Luca. They have since submitted the script to Universal, and according to Deadline, it.s likely it will "find a home" either there or at another »
Hollywood has been flirting with a film adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Stand for years now, with A-list directors and actors constantly orbiting the project, only to drop out for reasons that are never fully disclosed. I’ll wager this reason: The Stand is a massive tome filled with so many important characters and so much incident that it that […]
- Jacob Hall
The Fault in Our Stars helmer Josh Boone has spent the last two years wrangling his big-screen rendition of Stephen King’s The Stand into shape. Last we reported, Matthew McConaughey was in line to play one of the lead villains, Randall Flagg, in a series that would seemingly span one single R-rated feature and even a Showtime miniseries.
But Deadline brings word that Boone has placed the sprawling adaptation on the shelf for the time being, filling his time by, well, adapting another Stephen King novel. This time it’s 2014’s Revival that’s poised to leap onto the silver screen, and word is that the director has already finalized a script. Working in tandem with producer Michael De Luca (The Social Network, Fifty Shades of Grey), the project has been pitched to Universal, though the outlet notes it may yet find a different home.
Here’s the official »
- Michael Briers
Boone has already penned the script with Michael De Luca attached to produce. The film is currently not set up at a studio, but sources indicate that Universal will get a first look, since De Luca does have a production deal with the studio.
Published in 2014, the book follows a preacher who loses his faith when his wife and child are killed in an accident. He soon becomes obsessed in his experimentation into the healing power of electrical current, positioning him to act as God-like faith healer.
Intertwined with the preacher is a young man with demons of his own, who has benefited from the preacher’s talents and becomes a reluctant accomplice to his deadly obsession.
King previously tapped Boone to adapt his best-seller “The Stand” into a feature film. Boone is »
- Justin Kroll
Writer/director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) was recently tapped to bring Stephen King’s The Stand to the big screen, and today we’ve got an update on the long-gestating project. Unfortunately, it won’t be Boone’s next film, but there’s… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
The story follows a charismatic preacher who loses his faith when his wife and child are killed in a tragic accident. Unhinged from the religion, the preacher ruthlessly experiments with the healing but dangerous power of electrical current, positioning himself as God-like faith healer.
Intertwined with the preacher is a young man with demons of his own, who has benefited from the preacher's talents and becomes a reluctant accomplice to his deadly obsession. Michael De Luca will produce and the pair have submitted the script to Universal.
Boone has been scripting to direct several projects including a new take on Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles," the "X-Men" spin-off "The New Mutants," and most notably a feature adaptation of King's magnum opus "The Stand". Boone says he's determined to »
- Garth Franklin
The book features interviews with Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, Bag of Bones, Desperation, The Stand,) John Ottman (Composer/Editor of X:Men: Days of Future Past, The Usual Suspects,) Mark Ordesky & Jane Fleming (Producers of Lovely Molly, Exists,) Kane Hodder (Jason from the Friday the 13th, part 7 to 10, Hatchet,) Tibor Takacs (Director of The Gate, Spiders 3D, Megasnake,) John Debney (Composer of Predators, Sin City, End of Days,) Jojo Draven (Composer of Patient Seven, Ghost Month, Reel Evil,) Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science,) Mike Mendez (Director of The Gravedancers, Big Ass Spider,) Neal Marshall Stevens (Screenwriter of Thir13en Ghosts, Hellraiser: Deader,) Chris Alexander (Former Editor in Chief of Fangoria Magazine, Filmmaker,) Jessica Cameron (Actress/Director of Truth or Dare,) Denise Gossett (Founder »
13 items from 2016
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