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Ben Affleck's adaptation of The Stand is getting David Kajganich as a writer

01.18.2012

Back in October, we reported that Ben Affleck would be helming as well as scripting the adaptation of Stephen King's THE STAND.

Now it looks like someone else will be stepping in for writing duties on this one. Affleck is still set to direct with the newly hired David Kajganich on board to tackle the script. So who is this David Kajganich anyway?

Warner Bros. hired Kajganich based on the script to the upcoming remake of another King novelization, IT. Also known as the reason for one of my crippling fears as a child. Clowns in storm drains? F*ck you. Anyway, turns out that the studio was "wowed" by Kajganich's script for IT and thought that the writer would be perfect for another King adaptation.

David Kajganich is also responsible for writing 2007's THE INVASION starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? I'd say a mediocre thing at best. Regardless, I'm looking forward to what Affleck does directing wise.

Source: Vulture

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11:37AM on 01/19/2012

Meh

Ben should cast his brother in the lead again, though. King said he'd prefer Gyllenhaal, but anything he can do, Casey Affleck can do better.
Ben should cast his brother in the lead again, though. King said he'd prefer Gyllenhaal, but anything he can do, Casey Affleck can do better.
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10:45AM on 01/19/2012
Can't blame the writer for The Invasion since the studios took over that film and asked for many reshoots.
Can't blame the writer for The Invasion since the studios took over that film and asked for many reshoots.
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6:05AM on 01/19/2012
Is this a movie adaptation? If so the movie would need to be 5 hours long to faithfully serve the story...
Is this a movie adaptation? If so the movie would need to be 5 hours long to faithfully serve the story...
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10:21AM on 01/19/2012
They were, at one point, planning on making it a trilogy. Not sure if that's still the case, though.
They were, at one point, planning on making it a trilogy. Not sure if that's still the case, though.
10:48AM on 01/19/2012
Adaptation is the key word. You don't have to be faithful. What is important is if the final product is of quality.
Adaptation is the key word. You don't have to be faithful. What is important is if the final product is of quality.
11:49AM on 01/19/2012
They can do it justice w/ just 2 films . . .
They can do it justice w/ just 2 films . . .
12:32PM on 01/19/2012
@AntoineDoinel:

I don't really agree. The story is an epic and should be represented as so in a film. A 90 minute 'virus flick' won't do it justice...
@AntoineDoinel:

I don't really agree. The story is an epic and should be represented as so in a film. A 90 minute 'virus flick' won't do it justice...
3:30PM on 01/19/2012
I would think with a big name & more than qualified star directing this could be split into to 2 & a half hour films easily
I would think with a big name & more than qualified star directing this could be split into to 2 & a half hour films easily
2:58AM on 01/19/2012
Who knew Ben Affleck would become such a sought after director? I thought The Town was an excellent movie & heard the extended cut is even better.
Who knew Ben Affleck would become such a sought after director? I thought The Town was an excellent movie & heard the extended cut is even better.
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2:25AM on 01/19/2012
Ben Affleck's THE STAND...Entirely set in BOSTON.
Ben Affleck's THE STAND...Entirely set in BOSTON.
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1:17AM on 01/19/2012
Of all King's adaptation I grew up with, "IT" scared me the most. I was afraid to go to the shower for weeks after watching the scene in the locker room (I think). And yes, that storm drain was Scary!
Of all King's adaptation I grew up with, "IT" scared me the most. I was afraid to go to the shower for weeks after watching the scene in the locker room (I think). And yes, that storm drain was Scary!
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12:35AM on 01/19/2012
You white? Then you Ben Affleck...
You white? Then you Ben Affleck...
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12:13AM on 01/19/2012
Affleck is director gold, don't know anything about the writer but he's taking on arguably 2 of King's finest pieces of work so let's hope for the best. I think The Stand is going to be fantastic.
Affleck is director gold, don't know anything about the writer but he's taking on arguably 2 of King's finest pieces of work so let's hope for the best. I think The Stand is going to be fantastic.
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