The Stand Will Be An 8 Part Mini-Series
YES! yes yes yes!
Sorry, I'll try not to be excited.
Jeff Sneider at thewrap.com posted news that The Stand "will take a revolutionary detour to the small screen." Wait, whats happening? Warner brothers and CBS are in talks with Showtime to turn the novel into an eight-part miniseries. But that's not all; it comes to a big massive end with a big screen "big-budget" feature film.
Of course, the miniseries format allows for a bigger story; one more true to the novel. By going with showtime instead of network TV, the story is more leeway to be a true horror pic than the previous miniseries offering.
Here's the facts as reported by thewrap.com:
Josh Boone will write and direct the miniseries.
The miniseries should start shooting early next year "as one cohesive production."
"Boone is expected to set his sights on several A-listers."
WB will handle the theatrical distribution of the movie. (Which explains why showtime is involved.)
What was great about the 94 version of The Stand: Gary Sinise, and Rob Lowe.
What was not so great: It was very 90's. Molly Ringwald. Television.