Josh Boone In Talks To Direct THE STAND

Josh Boone Headshot - P 2013

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.
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  1. "Here we go round the prickly pear." - T.S. Eliot

    Long comment short, they keep saying it'll happen, but unless I start seeing the kind of progress being done on Cell, then I'm inclined skeptical.


  2. Well -- scroll down on the blog and you'll see photo's of the filming of Cell.

  3. I like Boone's Tumblr; I haven't anything he's directed, but he's obviously got good taste in movies.

    I'd like for this to work, but I'm very skeptical of it. At this point, it seems obvious that nobody can figure out how to turn this thing into a series of movies. And there's a reason for that: the project doesn't want to BE a series of movies. It wants to be a cable-television series. Turning it into feature films can only make the story shorter, and -- as amazing as it may seem -- that particular story doesn't want to be shorter. It wants to be longer, and television could make that happen.