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Stephen King's The Stand 10-hour miniseries writer's room announced

Over the past few years, writer-director Josh Boone (THE NEW MUTANTS) has been teasing his involvement with another adaptation of what many claim to be Stephen King's best novel THE STAND. And it only makes sense that with Hollywood all in an uproar to get any and every King book into the works (I'm not complaining) it seems like Boone's 10-hour limited series adaptation of THE STAND is actually happening.

Boone took to Instagram earlier today (you can check out his post below) to let the world know that the writer's room for THE STAND has now been put together. It includes Owen King, Benjamin Cavell and Mid-World’s very own Jill Killington. Yes, Stephen King's son, Owen will be helping bring this new take on the massive novel to the screen.

THE STAND was previously adapted into a four-part miniseries directed by Mick Garris that aired on ABC in 1994 and began when:

A horrifically plague-ravaged Earth where a fraction of its population survives, compelling them to choose sides between the overwhelming forces of good and evil. Millions perish, and as small, isolated frightened bands unite, the answers to their perpetual questions to justify this end of civilization are bared in their dreams - revelations that urge some to embrace a path of virtue and others to gravitate towards a sinister course of darkness. As the opposing forces separate into two camps - one led by the saintly Mother Abigail and the other demonic Randall Flagg - the noble elements try to shield themselves from their corrupt enemy, whose ruthless potency is increased by their domination of an excavated nuclear warhead. Their extreme clash of wills makes it inevitable that these remnants of humanity will soon engage in a final confrontation - The Stand - an immense and atrocious battle which could result in annihilating the power of good and hurdle the fate of the planet into the reins of evil. 

Boone was originally planning to turn King's novel into a four-film epic, then there was talk that there could be an eight-part miniseries that would lead into a feature film, and now here we are with this ten-hour limited series. Will this version ever make it to the screen? I hope so, but my fingers are still crossed. Let's hope it works out this time around! Unfortunately, that's all we know at this time, but makes sure to keep up-to-date with us here at AITH and we will make sure to pass along word on this - and any other - King adaptation that comes along. Stay tuned!

Extra Tidbit: What's YOUR favorite Stephen King novel?
Source: Instagram

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