Stephen King’s 1978 novel The Stand is being made into a feature film, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Warner Bros. and CBS Films will reportedly co-develop and co-produce the feature, and King is said to be involved in some way as well. The novel, about a group of survivors living in a post-apocalyptic world destroyed by a super virus, was previously made into an eight-hour ABC miniseries (featuring Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe, Ruby Dee, and Gary Sinise) in 1994, and Marvel has recently adapted the story into a successful comic book series.
News of a Stand film follows last year’s announcement that Universal will produce three films and an NBC series based on King’s The Dark Tower. Ron Howard, who will direct the first film and the first season of the TV show, has offered the lead role of Roland Deschain to Javier Bardem.
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