Posted October 8, 2014 by Yuri Mangahas in Movies/TV

Stephen King Hints At A Possible Two-Part THE STAND Outing


We might see a two-parter outing of Stephen King’s sprawling epic The Stand, as the acclaimed author opens up to MTV regarding Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the book.

During the interview, King was for the most part, vague, when asked about the project which will be helmed by The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone.

“I think that [Boone’s] take is terrific — and don’t count on it being one film,” King said.

“There’s talk about doing it in an entirely different and innovative way,” King continued, “and I don’t want to go into it because that’s Josh’s baby.”

Splitting the big-screen adaptation certainly makes sense, considering King’s novel is over 1000 pages long. Its only been adapted into live-action once before, when ABC commissioned an eight-hour TV mini-series staring Molly Ringwald in 1994.

Boone reportedly aims to adapt The Stand as “a single, R-rated movie that will be faithful to the book.” It was reported last August that he had approached  Matthew McConaughey to play the villainous Randall Flagg in the film. No word has been received yet regarding their negotiations with the actor.

Yuri Mangahas

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