Soon we’re going to see a new take on the Stephen King‘s ‘The Stand’ and now the Master of Horror is starting to open up about it. We’ve known for quite some time that Josh Boone (‘The Fault in Our Stars’) was bringing to life a 10-hour version of the iconic novel and now there are some new details to add to it! This post-apocalyptic story which will be shown on CBS All Access was greenlit in January and will have a much larger budget than the original 1994 mini-series.
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King was recently talking about this new take on the Post Mortem podcast which is hosted by the original mini-series director Mick Garris and shared that:
“I like Josh Boone’s work. I actually worked with him on his first feature (2012’s Stuck in Love). I couldn’t act in it, which is what he wanted me to do, so I had to be an audio thing. And then he did ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ which I thought showed his grasp of the medium. I like him a lot. I like his reach, his ambition for it. But, really, the thing I’m mostly excited about is, first of all, we’ve got two more hours to tell the story and, second, we’re free of all those things that held us back with The Stand — that is to say, not only is the budget bigger, even if you equalize the two eras, we’re [more free] in terms of language and in terms of violence in a way that we weren’t with the original Stand. CBS All Access would really like this to work, I think, and they put a lot of muscle behind it, so I’m hopeful, but it’s early days yet. The casting isn’t complete. My… son Owen has written some of the scripts, and they’re terrific, so it’s good.”
From budget to language, to violence, to Stephen’s son Owen being able to work on the script there were a few fun nuggets revealed here. We still don’t have much in the way of details for casting, but it is exciting to see that progress is clearly being made on this new adaptation.
Are you excited to see an updated version of Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’? Do you feel that this new 10-hour version will do the original novel justice? Share your thoughts in the comments below
Source: Entertainment Weekly