Stephen King's The Stand to be 4 Separate Movies

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  1. eliasbboy

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    Stephen King's "The Stand" will be spread out across four separate feature films, director and writer Josh Boone confirmed this week, ending months of speculation on how King’s sprawling saga would translate to the big screen.

    Boone spilled the beans while chatting on Kevin Smith’s “Hollywood Babble-On” Podcast, SlashFilm reported. According to Boone, he originally wrote a screenplay for a single The Stand film that would have run three hours.

    “So what happened is the script gets finished, I write it in like five months, everybody loves it, King loves it, $87 million is what it was budgeted at, really expensive for a horror drama that doesn't have set pieces,” Boone said.

    But Warner Bros. loved Boone’s writing so much, they wanted more of it—four times the amount, to be exact. After all, almost every franchise film needs a Pt.2 these days. Warner Bros. also did away with Boone’s projected $87 million budget, giving him stacks of more cash (he didn’t disclose the exact amount) to make The Stand a true blockbuster.

    “So I think we are going to do like four movies,” Boone said. “I can't tell you anything about how we're going to do them, or what's going to be in which movie. I'll just say we are going to do four movies, and we're going to do The Stand at the highest level you can do it at, with a cast that's going to blow people's minds.”


    http://comicbook.com/2014/10/02/stephen-kings-the-stand-adaptation-may-span-multiple-films/
     
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    I really wish they would get to work on The Dark Tower Series. That is going to be a massive undertaking.
     
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    Fuck me, that means all 4 won't be done until 2020 at least. :facepalm: I may not have that kind of time.
     
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    Good. Even three would have been good. No way to do that book justice in one movie.
     
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    They should have started that years ago too.
     
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    The whole Ron Howard thing delayed it even longer .... that would probably take at least 6-8 movies to tell it right ... if not more.
     
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    That thing is just being passed from studio to studio.
     
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    It's stuck in development hell- i think there was mention of a tv series as well as the movies. I think Jim Caviezel was supposed to in the movies at one point, but now they're talking about Javier Bardem playing the main character instead.
     
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    Who gets cast as Randall Flagg? :munch:
    Whoever gets it is set to make a shitload of money between this and, assuming the producers want continuity, any Dark Tower films that may come.
     
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    I know the tv series part of it has been in the plan as well. This is my all-time favorite book series ... I hope they don't make it hastily and leave us with a turd like the first The Stand series.
     
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    Sadly I get this feeling it'll probably be totally underwhelming and a bit of a disappointment.
     
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    They could do it like the LOTR trilogy. I think it was 18 months of nonstop production.
     
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    Regarding Dark Tower- From October 2014

    The novel series follows gunslinger Roland Deschain’s grueling quest to find the fabled Dark Tower, a place where all universes connect. Movement on the adaptation has oscillated from very fast to very slow, with Ron Howard attached to bring the story to life using a combination of feature films and TV seasons.

    “I love it because it’s so innovative — the idea of using the front story as theatrical tent pole movies, and using the back story of when the characters are a little bit younger as a TV thing,” King said. “To be able to shoot both at the same time, and use these big sets for TV — it’s a very innovative idea.”

    In this case, however, innovative is synonymous with tricky. Howard’s ambitious “Dark Tower” plans date back more than four full years, with major studios like Universal and Warner Bros. passing on the pitch to tell Roland’s story across the big and small-screens — even with Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem attached at one point.

    “He was perfect,” King said of Bardem. “We were this close to green light. You know how it is in Hollywood. Things puff up like mushrooms after a rainfall — then, all at once, they’re gone.”

    But make no mistake: “Dark Tower” isn’t gone. King isn’t surprised that the project has been “slow-walked,” and that many fans are skeptical it’ll even see the light of day — but he’s patient, and he’s confident, that it’ll see the light of day.

    “It took me 35, 36 years to write ‘The Dark Tower.’ I can wait [for the movie],” King said. “We’ve been close a couple of times. I’m content to see what happens. Sooner or later, it’ll show up.”
     
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    that's racist calling some dude Boone.
     
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    :depressed: You don't really mean that do you?
     
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    Itzz juss a message board...





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    Oh good. I've always wanted to read that book, but I don't read books.
     
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    four movies. :jj:
     
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    Josh Boone :jj: