Josh Boone to Make The Stand into Four Movies. The Stand is regarded as one of Stephen King’s best work with its 1000-page story, but it would be difficult to put all that into a film. Back in September, it was hinted that the film will be more than three hours but now it’s confirmed to be four films.
According to Deadline, Josh Boone revealed Warner Bros. plans to allow him to turn Stephen King’s epic novel into a four-part film franchise. Boone told Kevin Smith at his Babble-On Podcast that he managed to make his script into a three-hour film but the studio suggested that they should plan on making the film into a franchise in what he calls “The Godfather of post-apocalyptic thrillers.” He also said, “I think we’re going to do four movies. Do The Stand at the highest level you can do it at, with a cast that’s going to blow peoples’ minds. Production in the spring.”
It took The Fault in Our Stars director at least five months to complete the script and the film studio planned to spend an estimated cost of $87 million on production. With a budget like that, it would make sense to split the film into four parts.
Published in 1978, The Stand follows the battle between good and evil after a virus wipes out most of the Earth’s population leaving a few survivors fighting to stay alive.
The book was soon made into a television miniseries in 1994 starring an ensemble cast including Gary Sinise, Rob Lowe, and Molly Ringwald. Stephen King was involved on the miniseries writing the screenplay.
So what do you guys think of seeing The Stand as four films?
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