'The Fault in Our Stars' director Josh Boone says 'The Stand' will be adapted as four films

Boone says the production has "people on board in certain roles' and that production could begin 'maybe in the spring.'

'The Stand' is by Stephen King.

According to “The Fault in Our Stars” director Josh Boone, who says he’s helming a movie adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel “The Stand,” the book could be adapted as four movies.

King’s lengthy book centers on the survivors of an illness that decimates the world. The survivors soon find they must contend with the evil Randall Flagg and his supporters.

Boone, whose film “Fault” was well-received by critics this summer, spoke about the film on director Kevin Smith’s Babble-On podcast, according to Deadline

First, “I write [the script for a single film] 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.

Then, “[Warner Bros.] asked, would you do this as multiple films,” the director said. “I said… yes. 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 peoples’ minds. We’ve already been talking to lots of people, and have people on board in certain roles that people don’t know about. We’re looking to go into production next year, maybe in the spring." 

“The Stand” was previously adapted as a 1994 miniseries that starred Molly Ringwald, Gary Sinise, Rob Lowe, and Ruby Dee

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