It looks as if Warner Bros. and CBS Films have found their director for the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's classic bestseller THE STAND after losing helmers David Yates, Ben Affleck and, most recently, Scott Cooper. THR is reporting that THE FAULT IN OUR STARS director Josh Boone is in early talks to take the reins on the adaptation of the epic novel.
Boone has had a long friendship with King which dates back to Boone's childhood, which could make him an ideal choice to take the director's seat for this film as the two have previously worked together for Boone's feature debut, 2012's STUCK IN LOVE, with King recently giving Boone permission to adapt his novel "LISEY'S STORY".
“The Stand,” originally published in 1978, is divided into three parts and launches with a pandemic that leads to the death of an estimated 99.4% of the world’s human population. The tome chronicles the cross-country odysseys undertaken by survivors who are drawn to Boulder, Colo., and Las Vegas, where a final confrontation between two camps takes place.
THE STAND was previously adapted into television miniseries for ABC in 1994, directed by Mick Garris and starring Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe, Miguel Ferrer and Laura San Giacomo.
Jimmy Miller and Roy Lee are producing the project.
Could Boone be the one to finally make THE STAND happen? Let's hope so!