A CBS Films representative has confirmed that his studio is partnering with Warner Bros. to develop an adaptation of Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel “The Stand.” According to the rep, the two studios will co-develop and co-produce the project, which would be the first theatrical adaptation of the 1978 horror/sci-fi novel. (ABC ran a six-hour mini-series version of the book in 1994, which starred Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald and Rob Lowe.) Warner will handle worldwide marketing and distribution for the project, with CBS holding the option to participate in financing. Mosaic and Roy Lee are attached to produce.
One of King’s greatest works.
This, combined with the news of “The Dark Tower” gives me great hope, but also fills me with dread. Any book is open to interpretation and becomes something personal to the reader. The Dark Tower is my Harry Potter, is the best way I can describe it. I have not read any Potter books, nor looked at the films, but I sense that most people are happy with the translations to the screen.
I was not overly impressed with the mini-series of the Stand, I felt it was hindered by a lot of elements. This would not be the case with a Ron Howard Production, but even so; the latest word is that Javier Bardem is in the lead running for Roland. Right off the bat, this irks me. I don’t want to get into a huge tirade here so I’ll just stop.