Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ Now A Major Motion Picture

All we ask is for a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar cameo...

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

Stephen King's 'The Stand' Now A Major Motion Picture

Not long after Hollywood finally got off its ass and started making The Dark Tower movies, they’re at it all over again, adapting Stephen King’s treasured apocalyptic novel The Stand into a feature film. Hollywood Reporter reported, fittingly enough from Hollywood.

The epic tale about the survivors of an extinction-level plague who split into warring factions under a Godlike matriarch and a Satanic trickster was previously adapted into a 1994 television mini-series directed by frequent King collaborator Mick Garris. That original mini-series – still well-remembered today – had a sprawling cast consisting of Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe, Ossie Davis, Ed Harris and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 

It took a whole eight hours for the TV mini-series to do King’s novel justice, and even so the hardcore fans still bitch about all the stuff they cut out. Warner Bros. and CBS Films have teamed up for the production. No director, writer or cast has been announced yet. Check back with CRAVE Online for more news as it develops.