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The evolution of the TV virus thriller

16 September 2014 6:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain comes to the UK, we look back at how TV’s virus thrillers have mutated over the decades…

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 »

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Stephen King Loves the Script for The Stand Film Adaptation

11 September 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

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. »

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Does Stephen King Like The Latest Screenplay For The Stand?

11 September 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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. »

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Josh Boone provides an update on The Stand

11 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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 »

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Katie Holmes Is Going to Make Her Directorial Debut

11 September 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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 »

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Josh Boone Has Completed The Stand Script & Stephen King Loves It

11 September 2014 1:15 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Collider:  I know you’re a huge Stephen King fan.  How surreal is it to then be adapting arguably his best novel? Josh Boone: I mean it’s amazing. 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.  It was such an amazing process.  I’m so familiar with [King's] work and I’ve read so many of his books so many times over the years that it was just a really comfortable thing to be able to work with his material.  He gives you so much great material to work with.  There’s an abundance of it.  So it’s not a book where you have to generate new material and make it work for a movie.  He »

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Josh Boone Gives An Update On His Stephen King Adaptation The Stand

10 September 2014 2:54 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Stephen King adaptations are a hit and miss sub-genre all of their own. For every Carrie or Shawshank, there’s a Maximum Overdrive or Thinner. With King’s prolific back catalogue providing a seemingly endless reservoir of established material, it comes as no surprise that his magnum opus, The Stand, is getting a remake. And from none other than The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone.

Attached for some time now, Boone is the last in a long line of names linked to the adaptation. Ben Affleck, George A. Romero and David Yates were all in the running at one point to bring the second iteration of his mammoth tome to the big screen. Set in a post-apocalyptic Earth, the novel follows a series of characters who deal with life after the events of a virus ravages the planet. 1994′s miniseries version, starring Rob Lowe and Molly Ringwald, while a suitably faithful adaptation, »

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‘The Stand’ Director on Adapting King’s Novel & ‘The Vampire Lestat’

10 September 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

The current resurgence in popularity of movies set in post-apocalyptic futures and dystopian alternate timelines has meant that both older and more recent novels have been green lit for the big screen treatment. While The Hunger Games sits comfortably at the top of the genre, less well-known books like The Maze Runner and Divergent have also been groomed for movie franchise potential, and 1993 children’s novel The Giver finally got an adaptation as well.

There’s one particularly famous apocalyptic novel that’s been struggling to make it out of development hell and onto the big screen: Stephen King’s The Stand, which has been sitting on Warner Bros.’ development slate for years, with David Yates, Ben ...

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Josh Boone Talks 3-Hour Adaptation of The Stand and Return of The Vampire Lestat

10 September 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

You probably wouldn't expect that the guy who directed The Fault in Our Stars would next be working on two big horror projects, but that's precisely where the career path of Josh Boone is set to take him next. Read on for the latest developments regarding two hotly anticipated films!

In an interview with Collider, Boone first opened up about the status of his adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand, a film that has had several different filmmakers attached to it over the years. After all the false starts, it seems Boone is finally going to be the man to make it happen, and he says that all is looking well on that front.

"I finished writing the script maybe a month ago," said the filmmaker. "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. »

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Arrow creator bringing new September 11th-themed Stephen King series to CBS

10 September 2014 7:37 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Stephen King has long been the source for TV mini-series like The Stand and The Tommyknockers, but in recent years, his fiction has provided the jumping off point for several full series like Haven and Under The Dome. Now, it looks like another project will be making it to CBS in the form of The Things They Left Behind. The series, based on the short story of the same name, will be produced by Arrow's Greg Berlanti and Seth Grahame-Smith. Grahame-Smith, author of Pride And Prejudice And »

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Stephen King "absolutely loved" Josh Boone's script for The Stand adaptation

10 September 2014 2:22 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

In an interview with Collider, writer/director Josh Boone revealed he's finished the script for The Stand adaptation, and says author Stephen King really enjoyed Boone's take on his novel. 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. It was such an amazing process. »

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Screenwriter Josh Boone Updates Us On The New Adaptation Of Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’

10 September 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A new adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand is in the works; a big, three-hour, R-rated version apparently, and screenwriter Josh Boone has an update for us. We last spoke about the project in June where Boone said that he was in the process of penning said screenplay, but now it looks like he may have completed it, and Stephen King has also chimed in with his opinion too.

“I finished writing the script maybe a month ago,” says Boone. “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 »

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Stephen King’s The Things They Left Behind is coming to TV

9 September 2014 11:35 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Seth Grahame-Smith and Greg Berlanti are bringing Stephen King’s The Things They Left Behind to TV.

With the success of Under The Dome, it’s not surprising to hear that more Stephen King properties are making the transition to telly. However, it is still very exciting news.

Next up to receive the televisual treatment from King’s vast back-catalogue is the short story The Things They Left Behind.

Warner Brothers and CBS are involved in producing a pilot, with writers Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) also attached.

The aftermath of 9/11 is where the main plot of The Things They Left Behind takes place, with the story focusing on a duo of detectives as the central characters.

This isn’t the only Stephen King adaptation going-on either – a two-film adaptation of It is still believed to be in development at New Line Cinema, »

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Josh Boone updates on The Stand

9 September 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

After year upon year of speculation, an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand is finally on the move, with director Josh Boone explaining just what we can expect from the forthcoming epic. “I finished writing the script maybe a month ago,” says Boone. “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, [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...

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Josh Boone On Prepping "The Stand," "Lestat"

9 September 2014 8:19 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ahead of the Blu-ray release of "The Fault in Our Stars," the film's director Josh Boone spoke with Collider about another film adaptation of a famous book he's working on - Stephen King's "The Stand".

Boone confirms he finished writing the script a month ago and that he thinks this is the first script ever "approved" by King himself. He confirms it will be a single, three-hour film that will hew "very closely" to the novel:

"He [King] gives you so much great material to work with.  There's an abundance of it.  So 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.  [You use] a lot of structural things to condense a thousand pages into a three-hour movie but it's still at heart his material.  I »

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Director Josh Boone On The Stand, Fidelity to the Novel, Script Status, and Whether He’ll Direct Lestat

9 September 2014 6:52 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Josh Boone is far from the obvious choice to direct a feature length version of The Stand; but The Fault in Our Stars filmmaker is an ardent Stephen King fanatic, a whole subplot in Boone’s debut Stuck in Love is dedicated to the prolific writer’s output.  A bevy of filmmakers have tried and failed to bring King’s seemingly un-adaptable post-apocalyptic novel to the big screen.  George A. Romero, David Yates, Ben Affleck & Scott Cooper have all been attached at some point or another.  But it seems Boone has finally done the seemingly impossible – the writer/director is now gearing up to direct a “three hour version with an A-List cast across the board." I recently had the opportunity to speak with Boone, in anticipation of the Blu-ray release of The Fault in Our Stars, about the status of The Stand.  In the following interview with Boone, he »

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"Gone Girl," "The Stand" Ending Change Talk

7 September 2014 10:47 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Two upcoming films based on two famous novels are set to get a quite different approach to their respective endings.

On the one hand there's "Gone Girl," David Fincher's upcoming film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel. Previously there were rumors that Fincher had essentially reconfigured the entire last act of his work so it would offer a quite different experience from the book.

Now, a writer for The New York Times saw the film at a private screening and says that the film ultimately hews closely to the book. If there are changes they may be more of a mild or thematic nature.

On the opposite end of the scale, Bad Ass Digest reports that Josh Boone's upcoming, three-hour, R-rated adaptation of Stephen King's novel "The Stand" will be Very different in its final act from the work. Looking at an earlier draft of the script, »

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Will Stephen King's 'The Stand' Get A New Cinematic Ending?

4 September 2014 9:24 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

When adapting a well-known book into a film, the question of "What stays? What changes? What goes?" is always a big one. In the case of Stephen King's The Stand, which is now getting the big screen treatment, it's almost a necessity for its original ending to be altered. Don't read any further, as this will venture into *Spoiler* territory.

The original ending, while it worked for the book and Stephen King's sometimes off-beat sensibilities, simply doesn't translate well to the screen. Basically, a nuke kills everyone. Including the good guys! And it's handled in a very "This was unavoidable" sort of way that leaves you wondering if the story's heroes even factored into the outcome.

Needless to say, this doesn't make for a very satisfying cinematic experience. So the studio is looking to rework the ending, and they've currently got Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars »

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Is This How Warner Bros.' The Stand Adaptation Will End?

3 September 2014 5:04 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

M.o.o.n - that spells backlash! The ending of Stephen King's The Stand has always been seen as fairly controversial, because...well, it's a bit rubbish really! The author has always admitted that he finds it difficult to come up with satisfying resolutions for his stories, and nowhere is that more evident than his 900-page tale of good Vs. evil. Several of our surviving heroes are captured by the demonic Randall Flagg in his base of operations in Las Vegas, and are about to be executed when another evil character, the Trashcan Man, shows up with a nuke. Then -- giving a whole new meaning to the term Deus ex machina -- the literal hand of God comes down from heaven and detonates it, destroying the lot of'em. Well, we may (thankfully) be spared this -- although you might not feel this possible ending is any better! »

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Will the ending of Josh Boone's The Stand leave room for a potential sequel?

3 September 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Stephen King's The Stand was originally released back in 1978 before being revised and expanded to over 1000 pages in 1990. The mini-series released in 1994 was widely considered one of the best King adaptations on the small screen and a recent comic book series continued the trend of retelling the classic and sprawling tale of a post-apocalyptic war between good and evil. With the big screen version finally on it's way to reality, there are undoubtedly going to be some »

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