If Andy Muschietti’s IT taught us anything it’s that R-Rated film adaptations of Stephen King novels put anything made-for-TV to shame. The fact that The Tommyknockers, a 2-part miniseries, is being remade as a feature film is proof that today’s filmmakers are looking towards King properties that could use a 21st Century reboot.
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The Stand was a 6-hour miniseries directed by Mick Garris in 1994; though compelling, it barely scratched the surface of the terror contained in King’s novel. So, news that The Stand is being rebooted is a good thing, right? Perhaps. But what if it’s being remade into yet another made-for-TV miniseries? Such seems to be the case.
We’re getting word that The New Mutants director Josh Boone is currently helming the project for CBS All Access.
Per Tracking Board:
Boone has a full plate once he wraps New Mutants. He’s still attached to direct an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand, which we hear is coming together as a ten-hour limited series at CBS All Access.
We’ll definitely be keeping our ears to the ground in order to bring you updates on The Stand as details emerge. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for 1994’s The Stand below. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: After a deadly plague kills most of the world’s population, the remaining survivors split into two groups – one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being – to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.
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