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Stephen King's The Stand Coming To The Big Screen

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This is a big idea to tackle. We hope they know what they are in for.

If you're a Stephen King fan, most likely you've read The Stand. If you're not, you've probably been exposed to its story and not even known it. The 1978 cult-like classic has influenced a lot of other material over the years with its post-apocalyptic themes, but never has anyone actually tackled telling King's story in its on world. Until now…

CBS Films and Warner Bros. have announced that they are taking the first steps in making King's The Stand a major motion picture…or two or three or more motion pictures! Meetings are being set up as we speak with producers to decided on a game plan in attacking making this story translate to a movie. Stephen's said to be a part of the brainstorming process, but no word yet if he'll actually be writing the script.

For those of you who aren't familiar, The Stand is a story of good vs. evil after a virus wipes out most of the American population. A group of survivors spend the majority of the book fighting the Antichrist-like character Randall Flagg. He's one scaaaaary dude! We can't even think of anyone who could play him! Maybe they'll get an unknown.

Like we said, this is a huge undertaking, but if it's done right, they might have the makings of a prosperous new horror franchise. We'd be game for that.

How about U?

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32 comments to “Stephen King's The Stand Coming To The Big Screen”

  1. 1

    this was actually made into a mini-series in the 90s. albeit a shitty mini-series, but it has been tackled before. lets hope they dont screw it up again.

  2. 2

    There was a TV mini series done in the 90' that stared Molly Ringwald and Gary Sinise. I think if they do it right it will be a good movie.

  3. 3

    "…but never has anyone actually tackled telling King's story in its on world. Until now…"


    "The 1994 television miniseries based on the novel The Stand by Stephen King. King also wrote the teleplay, and has a cameo role in the series. It was directed by Mick Garris and stars Gary Sinise, Miguel Ferrer, Rob Lowe, Ossie Davis, Kathy Bates, Jamey Sheridan and Molly Ringwald."

  4. 4

    Perez, once again you've failed to do even the smallest amount of research. The Stand was made in to a TV-miniseries in 1994 starring Rob Lowe and Gary Sinise, but you can purchase it in movie format. So it appears someone has already tackled the material. I honestly can't believe you consider yourself a journalist even in the most limited sense of the word.

  5. Wren says – reply to this


    They made this into a TV miniseries back in, like, 1994.

  6. 6

    Ummm…The Stand has already been made into a movie. It would be super awesome if studios would produce NEW movies instead of doing all these remakes.

  7. 7

    Um hello, they made a 6 part mini-series in the 90's

  8. 8

    No way to do it justice in less than many hours. The story is too long and involved to tell in 2 hours. It's a miss. Too bad, it's a terrific book.

  9. 9

    YESSSSS finally!

  10. 10

    Jamey Sheridan was a good Flagg…. How about Ray Wise this time around???

  11. 11

    whoever wrote this piece must not speak english as a first language because there is so much bad grammar. If you wanna look professional, you might want to get some decent writers for this site Perez

  12. 12

    Poor research Perez. It was made into a tv mini series (that sucked) staring Gary Sinise (I think) about 10ish years ago.

  13. 13

    but never has anyone actually tackled telling King's story in its on world.

    «In its on world» Spellchecker anyone.

    And fact check also:

    The Stand has already been done as a miniseries, in 1994. King wrote the script and had a small part in it.

    Multiple Emmy nominations. Two awards.

    But then, Perez wouldn't know something like this.

  14. 14

    The miniseries was really good … Perez, really?? How do you not know?

  15. 15

    perez, i'm a huge fan, but im an even bigger fan of great movies, stop insulting them by being so effin lazy you couldnt even go to imdb…and obciously u arent a true king fan as u say bc u would have known what u were talking about…..dont be a douchebag

  16. 16

    Have you not heard or seen the mini-series that was out in the 90's. Sometimes you remind of the character that thought m-o-o-n spelled everything. M-O-O-N that spells Perez.

  17. 17

    Stephen King is awesome i can't wait to see the movie

  18. 18

    If done well, it could be brilliant. I'd go see it.
    If not done well, it would suck.

    Maybe someone like Peter Jackson could do it right?

  19. 19

    Re: kankankan – Really? Are you with Perez on not knowing a movie has been done before?

  20. 20

    The small screen version wasn't THAT bad. I mean they had Rob Lowe, Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Ruby Dee, Miguel Ferrer, Corin Nemec, Laura San Giacomo and many other recognizable names in it. Admittedly it could be a lot better but that was a HUGE book and after it being done into a series over six hours long, they are going to have to cut a LOT of content to turn it into a film, and I just don't see how that's possible…

  21. 21

    i find it hard to believe that you have ever read a book

  22. 22

    The mini-series was actually really good. There is far too much in the book to cover in a movie and leaving anything out would ruin the entire storyline.

  23. 23

    Robert Knepper should play Randall Flagg. He has the creepiness and hypnotic charisma to pull it off.

  24. 24

    I like the mini-series and am looking forward to the new movie. I really think they should have the same man play Flagg.

  25. 25

    I love that whenever I'm about so say something- a sort of correction or comment- I see that your readers have already tackled it. :)

  26. 26

    It was actually a movie early 90's, even i know that and I"m younger than you.

  27. 27

    Re: jenottawa69 – Unless they are going to do it in parts to make money.

  28. 28

    This is my favorite book I'm excited. Hope it doesn't suck.

  29. 29

    First of all not EVERY single post has to point out that it was made into a mini-series in 1994…He's talking about it being made into an ACTUAL major motion picture that (I would assume) will go to theatres. I owned and loved the mini-series, granted I was like 10 years old when it came out, but I still enjoyed it. That movie and The Green Mile are some of King's greatest works that I watch every time they are on TV (I also enjoy the books).

  30. 30

    Hope they have Gary Sinise play the main character again…

  31. 31

    HAHAHA yes, I agree I think the guy who fancy's himself a journalist gets the idea it was done as a mini series by now… However, I will agree with some comments, I hope they dont screw this up… The Stand is one of the best King has ever written (in my humble opinion) and by far my favorite of his books. I would love for Gary Senise to return to the role of Stu Redman, he was fabulous however… Randall Flagg left a lot to be desired… just not evil enough… maybe someone like Gary Oldman or Kevin Spacey would be great!
    This book is long enough to make a trilogy in the movies and has stopping points in the book to make it work… I really hope they dont f&$k it up

  32. 32

    Man, your team doesn't research anything, do they? There was a TV mini-series of The Stand back in 94'. It was nominated for and won several emmy's and was nominated for a SAG award too. Gary Sinese, Rob Lowe and Molly Ringwald stared. It was later released on VHS and DVD. Geez, you guys are seriously terrible.

    That said….Yeah! I love Stephen King. I'm glad this will be a big budget motion picture. Hope Hollywood doesn't get their dirty clutches too deep in it.