The Stand

A big screen adaptation of Stephen King's seminal novel.

Stephen King's ‘The Stand’ Movie Will Begin with Showtime Miniseries

Stephen King's ‘The Stand’ Movie Will Begin with Showtime Miniseries

Warner Bros. and CBS Films are in talks with Showtime for an 8-part miniseries based on Stephen King's The Stand, which will then lead into the feature film adaptation. Josh Boone, who has been attached to write and direct The Stand since last February, is set to write and direct the miniseries, with the miniseries and the feature film expected to shoot next year as one cohesive project. No cast members are confirmed yet, but we reported back in November that Matthew McConaughey is rumored to play Randall Flagg, the primary villain.

Director Josh Boone revealed in November that he was originally planning on making a three-hour adaptation that condensed Stephen King's massive 1152-page novel, but then Warner Bros. asked him to expand his script into four movies. It seems that Warner Bros. is now ditching the multiple-movie approach in favor of an extensive The Stand mini-series that will pave the way for a feature adaptation. The novel was previously adapted into a four-part 1994 miniseries.

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Has ‘The Stand’ Locked in Matthew McConaughey as the Villain?

Has ‘The Stand’ Locked in Matthew McConaughey as the Villain?

Three months after first reporting that Matthew McConaughey was being eyed to play the villainous Randall Flagg in The Stand, a new report from The Guardian reveals that Matthew McConaughey has been "tipped" for the role. We're not completely sure if that means Matthew McConaughey has officially signed on, or if he is in negotiations.

This hasn't been officially confirmed as of yet, but landing a major star such as Matthew McConaughey falls in line with writer-director Josh Boone's statement made during a podcast last week, where he revealed that the cast is, "going to blow people's minds." The filmmaker also confirmed a June statement from author Stephen King, revealing that the author's 1152-page book will be adapted into four movies, after a single three-hour adaptation was originally planned.

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Stephen King's ‘The Stand’ Now Planned as 4 Movies

Stephen King's ‘The Stand’ Now Planned as 4 Movies

After several years of delays, a theatrical adaptation of Stephen King's beloved novel The Stand is finally moving forward, with Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) writing the screenplay adaptation and directing. Back in June, the filmmaker revealed he is making a three-hour, R-rated movie based on Stephen King's 1152-page book. But last month, Stephen King himself said they are now planning on making multiple movies. Today we finally have some clarification after Josh Boone appeared on Kevin Smith's Hollywood Babble-On podcast, where he confirmed that the adaptation will now span four movies.

We reported in August that Matthew McConaughey is being eyed to play the villainous Randall Flagg, but it isn't known if he has signed on. The original novel was adapted into a four-part The Stand mini-series back in 1994. With four feature films, this could be the most faithful adaptation of the novel yet. Are you excited for a four-part theatrical adaptation of The Stand? Chime in with your thoughts below.

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Stephen King's ‘The Stand’ May Be Split Into Multiple Movies

Stephen King's ‘The Stand’ May Be Split Into Multiple Movies

After the success of his tearjerker The Fault in Our Stars, filmmaker Josh Boone is now turning his attention to the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation The Stand. The filmmaker raised a few eyebrows earlier this summer when he revealed plans for a three-hour R-rated movie. Many fans think this 1152-page novel is far too big to be contained in just one single film, and as it turns out, the adaptation may be much bigger.

Stephen King wouldn't confirm how many movies this adaptation may be split into. The story follows multiple characters in an epic battle between good and evil that breaks out between the survivors of an apocalyptic virus that has wiped out most of the American population. The novel was previously adapted into the 1994 four-hour mini-series The Stand.

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‘The Stand’ Eyes Matthew McConaughey as the Main Villain

‘The Stand’ Eyes Matthew McConaughey as the Main Villain

After winning his first Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club earlier this year, and securing an Emmy nomination for HBO's True Detective, Matthew McConaughey is in high demand, with the actor being sought for roles in two upcoming projects, The Stand and Gold.

Warner Bros. is pursuing Matthew McConaughey to play the villainous Randall Flagg in their adaptation of The Stand, which already has Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) attached to star in an unspecified role. In Stephen King's seminal novel The Stand, Randall Flagg is the evil tyrant who wreaks havoc on the survivors of a deadly plague, which wiped out most of the American population. Jamey Sheridan played the iconic villain in the 1994 mini-series adaptation.

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Stephen King's ‘The Stand’ Director Plans 3-Hour R-Rated Adaptation

Stephen King's ‘The Stand’ Director Plans 3-Hour R-Rated Adaptation

After a few years of false starts and directors coming and going, such as David Yates, Ben Affleck and, most recently, Scott Cooper, a new feature-length adaptation of Stephen King's hit novel The Stand is finally moving forward. Josh Boone, who directed this weekend's young adult novel adaptation The Fault in Our Stars, is on board to write and direct, with Nat Wolff signing on last month to star.

The novel was previously adapted into the four-hour mini-series The Stand in 1994, but do you think a three-hour version will suffice? Chime in with your thoughts below.

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Stephen King's ‘The Stand’ Adds Nat Wolff

Stephen King's ‘The Stand’ Adds Nat Wolff

The Fault in Our Stars actor Nat Wolff has signed on to reunite with that adaptation's director Josh Boone for Stephen King's The Stand.

The Stand, which was first published in 1978, is set in the aftermath of a deadly virus that wipes out most of the American population. The plot follows a group of survivors, who must stand up to the evil tyrant Randall Flagg in an epic battle between good and evil.

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Stephen King's ‘The Stand’ Gets Writer and Director Josh Boone

Stephen King's ‘The Stand’ Gets Writer and Director Josh Boone

The ‘Fault in Our Stars’ director will replace Scott Cooper, who recently left the project due to creative differences.