\’The Stand\’ coming to the big screen

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The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Warner Brothers and CBS Films are going to bring Stephen King’s novel The Stand to the big screen.  ABC produced a six-hour miniseries in 1994 (which was good) and Marvel Comics has also come out with their own take on the novel (which was great).

The companies will co-develop and co-produce the feature film, with CBS having the option to participate in co-financing. Warners will handle worldwide marketing and distribution.

The studios and producers will sit down with writers and directors in the coming weeks in an attempt to find the right take on the material. One thing to be determined is whether to attempt the adaptation in one or multiple movies. King will be involved in some capacity.

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The Stand is a fantastic story. Now let’s all cross our fingers and pray they don’t screw it up.