'The Stand' Adaptation Planned As Four Films

Director Josh Boone's planned adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand has evolved from one film into four, the Fault in our Stars director revealed on Kevin Smith's Hollywood Babble-On podcast.

"We're going to do four, and we're going to do The Stand at the highest level you can do it at, with a cast that's going to blow people's minds," Boone said. "We've already been talking to lots of people, and have people on board in certain roles that people don't know about ..."

Earlier this year, the Warner Bros. adaptation was announced as a single three-hour film. When King's post-apocalyptic novel was previously adapted, in 1994, it was as a six-hour television miniseries.

The Stand involves a struggle between good and evil in the wake of a man-made virus that wipes out most of the world's population. The story follows two groups of survivors drawn separately to the prophetic Mother Abigail and the demonic Randall Flagg.

(via Empire)

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