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Warner Bros. has chosen Ben Affleck to make Stephen King's The Stand

10.21.2011

The last news we got on THE STAND was that Steve Kloves and David Yates were in talks to adapt. Well, I guess that didn't work out.

Ben Affleck has been chosen by Warner Bros. to write and direct the adaptation of Stephen King's massive novel. There were no other details but he's got a shit load of work ahead of him. It will be quite the task to take this from page to screen. The only other adaptation we have of the book was turned into a mini-series. I'm interested in hearing Affleck's plans for this project.

King thought it would take awhile to get going, however it looks like they are trying to get this one on the fast track. Who will take the role of Stu Redman? King was pretty convinced by Gary Sinise's performance but will take Jake Gyllenhaal as his second pick.

And Molly Ringwald definitely won't be in it.

Source: Deadline

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12:01AM on 10/24/2011

Meh.

The Stand to me is one of King's most over-rated books. I was quite content with the first adaptation and don't see why we need another one.
The Stand to me is one of King's most over-rated books. I was quite content with the first adaptation and don't see why we need another one.
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9:08PM on 10/23/2011

Stu

Affleck will obviously be playing Stu Redman, but I would love to see Joseph Gordon Levitt as Larry Underwood and Jon Hamm as Randall Flagg!
Affleck will obviously be playing Stu Redman, but I would love to see Joseph Gordon Levitt as Larry Underwood and Jon Hamm as Randall Flagg!
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1:08PM on 10/23/2011
Affleck proved in The Town that he is a veyr talented director, and although I was excited to see Yates and Cos' take on this, I think that he is also a very adequate choice...even if a little out of left field. I have faith in this.
Affleck proved in The Town that he is a veyr talented director, and although I was excited to see Yates and Cos' take on this, I think that he is also a very adequate choice...even if a little out of left field. I have faith in this.
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1:51AM on 10/23/2011
Never read it, obviously affleck can direct a movie, ill guess ill see if he's three for three with argo before i start hating
Never read it, obviously affleck can direct a movie, ill guess ill see if he's three for three with argo before i start hating
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8:36PM on 10/22/2011
Come on Hollywood, (and/or powers that be) not "The Stand" again..King has a slew of gr8 novels and short stories begging for big screen adaptation. For me the old T.V. mini series suffices.
Come on Hollywood, (and/or powers that be) not "The Stand" again..King has a slew of gr8 novels and short stories begging for big screen adaptation. For me the old T.V. mini series suffices.
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2:03PM on 10/22/2011
They should hired Frank Darabont!
They should hired Frank Darabont!
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10:28AM on 10/22/2011
Get past the 'epidemic' quickly. Kill off the planet in the first five minutes, during the credits. Then pick it up from there, as everyone left flocks to either Boulder or Vegas.
Get past the 'epidemic' quickly. Kill off the planet in the first five minutes, during the credits. Then pick it up from there, as everyone left flocks to either Boulder or Vegas.
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5:41PM on 10/22/2011
Thats a terrible idea.
Thats a terrible idea.
9:27AM on 10/22/2011

Great..

This guy has great talent behind the camera. He has acted in his first two movies , maybe now he can concentrate on just directing and make amazing movies.
This guy has great talent behind the camera. He has acted in his first two movies , maybe now he can concentrate on just directing and make amazing movies.
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9:44AM on 10/22/2011
That was his brother in the first one
That was his brother in the first one
7:50AM on 10/22/2011
He has done two great films, dudes got the talent
He has done two great films, dudes got the talent
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5:13AM on 10/22/2011
Hmmmm, I don't know about this. I'll have to reserve judgement...
Hmmmm, I don't know about this. I'll have to reserve judgement...
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4:26AM on 10/22/2011
Yes!! Go Ben!!
Yes!! Go Ben!!
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2:38AM on 10/22/2011
Awesome. I was never a big fan of Affleck as an actor, but I'm really impressed with him so far as a director. The Town was great. Hope he really proves himself with this one.
Awesome. I was never a big fan of Affleck as an actor, but I'm really impressed with him so far as a director. The Town was great. Hope he really proves himself with this one.
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2:32AM on 10/22/2011
Dude was bomb in Phantoms
Dude was bomb in Phantoms
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1:05PM on 10/22/2011
You just made my day.
You just made my day.
1:56AM on 10/22/2011

HMMM

This...
This...
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12:14AM on 10/22/2011
Affleck has handled two adptations very well so far...In Affleck I Trust.
Affleck has handled two adptations very well so far...In Affleck I Trust.
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11:40PM on 10/21/2011
I like the guy.
But I think he's in way over his head.
I like the guy.
But I think he's in way over his head.
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9:45PM on 10/21/2011

2 movies?

The only way to "The Stand" justice as a movie is make it 2 movies, back-to-back or something, because i remember as a kid watching the series and it was long and i loved it.
The only way to "The Stand" justice as a movie is make it 2 movies, back-to-back or something, because i remember as a kid watching the series and it was long and i loved it.
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9:11PM on 10/21/2011
I'm currently reading the uncut version of the book and have faith in Affleck to do this film justice. I may be wrong but didnt Sinise play Larry Underwood? Stu Redman is an old man in the book.
I'm currently reading the uncut version of the book and have faith in Affleck to do this film justice. I may be wrong but didnt Sinise play Larry Underwood? Stu Redman is an old man in the book.
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12:31AM on 10/22/2011
The uncut version is great. But no, Sinise didn't play Underwood, he was Redman. It's been awhile since I've read it, but I don't remember Redman being THAT old.
The uncut version is great. But no, Sinise didn't play Underwood, he was Redman. It's been awhile since I've read it, but I don't remember Redman being THAT old.
8:51PM on 10/21/2011
he's a talented filmmaker and has been making really good choices lately. i think he can pull it off. we just need to get the right stan 'cos sinese was awesome.
he's a talented filmmaker and has been making really good choices lately. i think he can pull it off. we just need to get the right stan 'cos sinese was awesome.
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8:36PM on 10/21/2011
From Koontz to King. Ben Affleck is moving up in the world.
From Koontz to King. Ben Affleck is moving up in the world.
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8:19PM on 10/21/2011

In the Words of Homer J. Simpson...

... "Now THAT'S interesting!"
This is absolutely weird. He must have had a Hell of a take on the material for the WB to hand over such a huge property. In any case, I hope he can do it because I love me that long ass book.
... "Now THAT'S interesting!"
This is absolutely weird. He must have had a Hell of a take on the material for the WB to hand over such a huge property. In any case, I hope he can do it because I love me that long ass book.
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7:56PM on 10/21/2011

for real.....

is this a fucking joke?
is this a fucking joke?
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