Stephen King's 'The Stand' to hit the big screen
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Stephen King's novels have long been source material for adaptation to the big and small screens. From the forgettable (Silver Bullet?) to the undeniably creepy (It); from the critically reviled (Maximum Overdrive) to the Oscar-nominated (Carrie, The Green Mile, Misery, and of course, The Shawshank Redemption). Now, a favorite of King readers everywhere is poised for a brand-new release: Warner Brothers and CBS plan to team up to bring out 'The Stand' as a feature film.
'The Stand', originally released in 1979, achieved a cult following that led to a 1990 re-release of an uncut version, followed by a 1994 miniseries that was nominated for several awards, and ended up winning two Emmys (for makeup and sound mixing). Continued popularity of the source material led, most recently, to a Marvel Comics adaptation that began in 2008.
News of the adaptation of 'The Stand' comes hot on the heels of the rumor that Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) has been offered the part of the Gunslinger in the Dark Tower adaptation to be directed by Ron Howard, spanning three features and a TV miniseries between films.
Check out a 1983 interview with Stephen King here.
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