The Hollywood Reporter posted that Josh Boone is in early talks to direct The Stand. The film is being made by Warner Bros. and CBS Films. Previously Ben Affleck and David Yates had eyed the film.
It has been discussed that the film version of King's epic novel might be a trilogy, since adapting the 1,200 page novel into a 2 or 3 hour movie would seem impossible.
Borys Kit at The Hollywood Reporter writes:
Boone already has a King connection dating back to when he was 12 and King's books were banned in his household. The writer-director has previously recounted how he was forced to rip covers off of Christian books and tape them to King books just so he could slyly read them. The Stand however, faced a cruel fate: His mom found it under his bed and subsequently burned it in the fireplace.Which says -- she had no idea what The Stand was really about! I wonder if she'll watch the movie.
Boone, still 12, wrote a moving letter to the author to which he responded by sending the boy a box filled with books, with a letter written in the front covers of the tomes. The act impressed his parents, who then lifted the ban.
It started a lifelong relationship with King, who even played himself in Boone's feature debut, 2012's Stuck in Love, and recently gave Boone permission to adapt Lisey's Story.The full article is at: www.hollywoodreporter.com