A few weeks ago I brought you the news that King's Cell was being adapted to the big screen (and starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson). Now I bring you the news that the novel often considered his greatest horror story ever, The Stand, has a new director on board—and this could be one of the best choices a King adaptation has had since Frank Darabont brought us The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and The Mist.
|"Eh? Greengrass Zone? I suppose you're funny?!!"|
That's just the beginning. A demonic villain then arrives looking to build himself an empire in the ruins of the world. He is opposed by only a handful of shell-shocked survivors, banded together by the elderly Mother Abigail to take a final stand against his evil plans.
The novel was originally adapted into a miniseries in 1994; that version remains a classic of television rarely surpassed in scale, effectiveness, and cast to this day.
|"Listen man, if you want to interview Miley Cyrus, you'll have to take your shots!"|
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