New movie of Stephen King's The Stand lands a director

News Simon Brew 26 Feb 2014 - 06:51

Josh Boone is set to bring The Stand to the big screen, in a single, R-rated movie...

A project that's been gestating for a good while now is a fresh screen take on Stephen King's The Stand. Warner Bros is looking to bring a movie take on the book to cinemas, and previously Scott Cooper- of Crazy Heart fame - had been attached to direct. He dropped out last autumn, however. Previously, the likes of David Yates (Harry Potter) and Ben Affleck had been linked.

Stepping into the director's role now? It looks as if long-time Stephen King fan Josh Boone, director of The Fault On Our Stars, is set to take The Stand on. Furthermore, plans to split the story over several films appear to have been shelved, with the current idea to be a single movie, albeit one that will have an R rating if required.

There's still some way to go in getting The Stand to the screen, but as we hear more, we'll let you know...

The Wrap.

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