The Stand, which follows a group of survivors battling each other after a man-made plague wipes out most of humanity, was already turned into a ABC miniseries in May of 1994. Since that time, many attempts have been made to turn the epic page-turner into a stand-alone feature film, but its story length has proven troublesome. At one point, even Stephen King himself declared that the novel could not be contained within a single movie.
The Stand will certainly stand as a challenge for Ben Affleck, who is embarking on his third directorial feature with Argo. Both of his previous efforts, The Town and Gone Baby Gone, went onto gain much critical praise and support.
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Stephen King's The Stand Now Planned as 4 Movies
The Stand director Josh Boone reveals he wrote a three-hour adaptation, before Warner Bros. asked him to split it into four movies.
Stephen King's The Stand May Be Split Into Multiple Movies
Author Stephen King hints that fans may not get the 3-hour version of The Stand that was teased this summer.
The Stand Eyes Matthew McConaughey as the Main Villain
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Stephen King's The Stand Director Plans 3-Hour R-Rated Adaptation
Director Josh Boone claims that every single character in The Stand will be played by an A list actor.