Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ finally coming to a theater near you

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The Hollywood Reporter claims that Warner Brothers has snagged the rights alongside quickly dieing CBS Films to adapt Stephen King’s influential novel.  Apparently, it’s the story of good vs. evil…I don’t know, I only read the first part.  Anyways, Mosaic and Roy Lee will produce the film, and Warner will be sitting in with writers and directors to find out how to do it.  It’s unconfirmed whether the book will encompass one film, or be expanded into a trilogy.  But it’s a 1100 page book, so what do you think?

The Stand

So, here’s a synopsis refresher courtesy of Amazon:

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death.

And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides — or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail — and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.

Wow, that sounds really cool!

I should finish reading this book, shouldn’t I?