Ben Affleck to Direct ‘The Stand’

Warner Bros. is behind this adaptation of Stephen King's apocalyptic best-seller.
BY |
Ben Affleck to Direct ‘The Stand’

Ben Affleck to direct The Stand Warner Bros. has settled on Ben Affleck as the director for their mammoth Stephen King adaptation, The Stand.

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.

There is no set start date for The Stand, and Ben Affleck is not yet officially signed on.

The Stand is in development .

Sources:Deadline

Best of the Web

31 comments

Want to join the discussion?

Facebook Twitter
  • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 4 years ago

    @thedude-abides -- Ha, that's the truth. He's building a huge directional line-up for himself, the real question is if he'll ultimately have the time to direct them all.

    reply

    • titanictom • 4 years ago

      Yeh Right...Affleck isn't Speilberg or Cameron-I'm sure He'll stick to smaller budgeted Films!

      reply

      • ejk1 • 4 years ago

        This would be difficult to do in one film, so I'm thinking it will be a film series. Affleck has been doing great work as a director, and this could definitely be a big notch in his belt if he executes well.

        reply

        • Connect200 • 4 years ago

          This is great news. Ben Affleck is excellent as a director. The Town with the Dark Knight displayed a good way to perform a bank robbery. Something Takers got completely wrong. So I see nothing, but good things from this film. That's me guessing and cnt wait for a trailer.

          reply

          • cripple • 4 years ago

            He would be superb for this.

            reply

            • rojodiablo • 4 years ago

              Great news imo!

              reply

              • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

                Line of Sight, Tell No One, Argo, and now this. One film at a time, Benny-boy.

                reply

                • timmy • 4 years ago

                  The dude has not let me down yet... in directing. i like it

                  reply

                  • bungalow359 • 4 years ago

                    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                    reply

                    • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                      Ben is doing pretty well for himself.....he found his nich and improved his craft!

                      reply

                      • Number1Wolverine • 4 years ago

                        @christina-montana - I'm thinking i was the only one ;)

                        @skywise - I've always liked Ben as an actor, and i do agree with you on his bad choices. To me he just didn't know who was his target audience at the time, but i'm curious to see what he does with it. He's always been talking about getting back into science fiction after Daredevil, so when i saw this i wasn't surprised as must people.

                        reply

                        • instead8909 • 4 years ago

                          awesome

                          reply

                          • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                            Very cool....Ben has good eye for a director!!

                            reply

                            • Stansfield • 4 years ago

                              Great choice! He really has come a long way. Better director than actor though I still dig him as an actor. I am in agreement with most out there that this won't really work as one flick....we will see I suppose.

                              reply

                              • skywise • 4 years ago

                                He is not terrioble actor but i think he made some bad choices but watching him in movies like Hollywoodland and The Town i have hope that he can come back from all that bad press. However, like @Number1Wolverine and others mentioned below he is brilliant behind the cameras. He is a talented writer as well.

                                reply

                                • skywise • 4 years ago

                                  He has really been redeaming himself behind the cameras. This is a huge story and one that i absolutly love. I think this is a good film for him to really cut his teeth on. I mut say, i am pretty axcisted to hear this news.

                                  reply

                                  • christina-montana • 4 years ago

                                    @Number1Wolverine i think everyone feels that way lol

                                    reply

                                    • Inga-Chkoidze • 4 years ago

                                      kargi xar

                                      reply

                                      • drexll • 4 years ago

                                        cool?.

                                        reply

                                        Popular Stories

                                        Point Break Trailer Remakes an Action Classic!

                                        Point Break Trailer Remakes an Action Classic!

                                        Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey step into the iconic roles of Bodhi and FBI agent Johnny Utah in the first trailer for the ‘Point Break’ remake.

                                        By Brian Gallagher | 23 hours ago

                                        722 Shares7 Comments

                                        Latest Headlines

                                        ‘Cop Car’ Trailer Starring Kevin Bacon

                                        ‘Cop Car’ Trailer Starring Kevin Bacon

                                        Kevin Bacon plays a dirty cop trying to get his cruiser back from two kids in the first trailer for ‘Cop Car’, in theaters this August.

                                        By Brian Gallagher | 3 hours ago

                                        17 Shares0 Comments

                                        Around the Web

                                        Popular Movies