Those of you who stick pretty close to Rhino’s Horror know what a roller coaster ride the new adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand has been lately as three directors have already dropped out before finally landing on The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone. Some great news has finally struck the project because not only does it look like Boone is actually going to be sticking around, but he says that it’s going to be a 3-hour long film and will be rated R.
We’re gonna do one three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board. Every single one of those characters will be somebody you recognize and somebody you relate to. And it’s gonna be awesome.
The notion of a movie version of Stephen King’s masterful tale being told in just a single film is a scary one, and I think that’s part of the reason why we’ve seen so many directors ultimately leave the project—it’s certainly no easy task adapting King’s massive novel into one film. That being said, it looks like Boone has been able to do just that and I couldn’t be happier. Obviously, it’d be nice to see The Stand get the ultimate treatment by either getting a multiple film deal or even a mini-series, but if it absolutely has to be just one film… this is the best we could have ever hoped for. An epic 3-hour telling of King’s story that will be Rated-R is music to my ears, and I can’t wait to see what Boone has in store.
I wonder who these “A-listers” are? Star power can go a long way in a film like this because the characters of this story are so in depth and important that it’s going to need some serious talent to bring them to life. Right now there’s no word on who’s going to be starring in the film other than Nat Wolff, who can be seen in Boone’s The Fault in Our Stars.
I’m pretty optimistic about this one, which is surprising considering all that it has been through up to this point. While Boone may have seemed like an odd choice at first, it’s starting to become clear why he was chosen for the project. He found a way to bring The Stand to the big screen when no other director could. That’s gotta count for something.