The Stand film adaption(s)

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  • ChronoTravis 22 Sep 2011 18:50:01 155 posts
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    This is semi old news, but it appears that Stephen King's 'The Stand' is to be made into a series of films to be directed by David Hates and written by Steve Kloves. Is anyone else here a fan of this book or just looking forward to this movie? I personally feel that it could work as a trilogy since the book is split into three parts anyway. I feel that Joshua Jackson would make a great Stu Redman.

    You can check out http://www.totalfilm.com/news/david-yates-to-direct-the-stand for the announcement.
  • sport 22 Sep 2011 19:24:40 16,578 posts
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    You guys do realise a mini-series was made in 94.
  • ChronoTravis 22 Sep 2011 19:29:28 155 posts
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    Yes I realise this. I actually feel that the mini series was not all that bad, but it did leave quite a bit out for TV content and time restrictions. I felt Gary Sinise and Adam Storke were perfectly cast, and Bill Fagerbakke was a perfect Tom Cullen.
  • Deleted user 22 September 2011 19:49:46
    The book is superb, it would work as a (modern) mini series if done well. Personally I'd like to see 7 Dark Tower films with LOTR budget though.
  • Tonka 22 Sep 2011 19:55:32 31,560 posts
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    I like the book and the tv show. The ending is laighably poor but thats King for you.
  • ChronoTravis 22 Sep 2011 20:20:56 155 posts
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    The ending felt a bit like a deus ex machina, but it's grown on me over the years.
  • localnotail 22 Sep 2011 20:22:19 23,072 posts
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    I don't know if would work as a film series, I'd rather have a good tv series. I quite liked the 90s one.

    I want them to adapt Weaveworld more.
  • ChronoTravis 22 Sep 2011 20:30:15 155 posts
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    Here is what happens at the end SPOILER:

    Glen, Ralph, Larry and Stu travel to Vegas on foot to confront Flagg, and in the end Ralf and Larry end up being brought in front of a crowd to be executed. By this point in the story, Flagg's powers have begun to waver because his empire is crumbling and people are losing faith/fear of him. Because he is losing is powers (partly from the party making their stand against him) he is unable to psychically foresee that Trashcan man has acquired a nuclear warhead and brought it to vegas, and the literal hand of God comes down to detonate it.
  • localnotail 22 Sep 2011 20:31:03 23,072 posts
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    [Spoiler]Turns out that Bruce Willis was actually a man
  • pinebear 22 Sep 2011 20:55:31 8,571 posts
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    It is mandatory that Gary Sinise be cast in some capacity for the remake. Preferably as evil incarnate.

    Gary Sinise
  • Scimarad 22 Sep 2011 20:59:24 9,926 posts
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    I like it all the time it's about civilization disintegrating but I lose interest somewhat after that.

    +1 to whoever said Weaveworld.
  • Dgzter 9 Oct 2020 18:36:03 3,516 posts
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    Seems as good an antiquated thread as any ...

    First trailer is now out for the CBS 9-episode version of The Stand, which is set for release c.17 December, 2020: https://youtu.be/N2tviyrdsxs
  • Scimarad 9 Oct 2020 18:40:04 9,926 posts
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    Looks like a decent Flagg.
  • Decks 9 Oct 2020 18:40:42 28,417 posts
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    That actually looks pretty great. Love the book.
  • Trowel 9 Oct 2020 18:50:04 24,077 posts
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    Looks good, they did very well on the timing of this! Some strong actors in the main roles. Who is playing Trashcan Man? Could make or break it.

    Looks like a good approximation of Flagg's Vegas - in my minds eye the closest movie visual I had for it was Biff's Hill Valley in BttF II :)
  • Your-Mother 9 Oct 2020 18:51:31 6,203 posts
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    Marilyn Manson is Trashcan Man
  • Trowel 9 Oct 2020 18:55:30 24,077 posts
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    That would definitely fall under "make" then!
  • Decks 9 Oct 2020 18:58:17 28,417 posts
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    Yeah he's supposed to be a pretty good actor.
  • oldskooldeano 9 Oct 2020 18:59:16 3,285 posts
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    Itís making me Randy.
  • Trowel 9 Oct 2020 19:00:34 24,077 posts
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    My wife adores him - me and my 4 year old son spend most of the day listening to his noise, and when I want to use the desktop I have to close down multiple Youtube tabs of weird videos.
  • Decks 9 Oct 2020 19:03:51 28,417 posts
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    Marilyn Manson playing all day would genuinely drive me insane. Like murderery insane.
  • dfunked09 9 Oct 2020 19:05:13 1,451 posts
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    After The Dark Tower it's hard to get hyped for an adaptation of a SK story that I love, but I'm beginning to allow myself to...

    Fantastic cast!

    Edited by dfunked09 at 19:05:34 09-10-2020
  • paulboy81 9 Oct 2020 19:07:31 401 posts
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    Yeah looks great, love the book, I even have a soft spot for the early 90s mini-series to be honest, particularly the first half.
  • dominalien 9 Oct 2020 19:09:29 10,216 posts
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    I used to listen to MM for entire days in end. I am now insane.

    Good SK adaptations are few and far between, but every time one comes out Iím all over it hoping itís the one thatís good.
  • Trowel 9 Oct 2020 19:11:08 24,077 posts
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    Hmm, reading up it sounds like King and Owen (his slightly hamfisted author son) have rewritten the ending, plus Owen has been involved with the screenplay. So there's that to look forward to.
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