One of Stephen King’s most beloved novels is The Stand. It has everything you’d want in a horror story including death, chemical warfare, and notable characters such as the Trashcan Man and Mother Abigail. The book was originally published in 1978 and became a cult hit, especially after it was reprinted in 1990 when King revised some of the story.
In the 1980s, Warner Bros and George Romero attempted to make their own adaptations of the novel but to no avail. The closest thing we got to a feature, was the 1994 made for television miniseries that starred Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, and Ruby Dee. According to THR, Warner Bros. and CBS Films have plans to adapt the story for the big screen. They’ll be meeting with writers and directors in the coming weeks to find the right take on the property.
“The Stand is a story of good vs. evil after a virus wipes out most of the American population. While it features dozens of characters and overlapping story lines running over many years, the struggle boils down to a group of survivors fighting the Antichrist-like Randall Flagg.”
We remember watching The Stand on television, and it was campy but still terrifying. If you haven’t seen the mid-nineties take on it, check out the promo below…
We’re not sure if two hours will be enough time to encapsulate everything The Stand has to offer. It was produced as a miniseries for a reason. They’ll have to cut the time and the content down substantially.
What do you think of The Stand heading to theaters?