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10-Episode Adaptation Of Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ On The Way
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The Stand

A new adaptation of Stephen King‘s 1978 novel The Stand is on the way.

It’s been announced that CBS All Access has ordered a 10-episode limited event series adaptation of the book, which will be written by Josh Boone and Ben Cavell with Boone also directing the series.

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David Kajganich Hired To Adapt Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ For Ben Affleck, Warner Bros.
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The Stand

Just a few months ago Oscar-nominated screenwriter Steve Kloves (Wonder Boys, the Harry Potter movies) was in talks to pen the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s epic horror-fantasy novel The Stand for director David Yates.

Since then both Kloves and Yates have left the production and the director’s chair has been filled for the moment by actor-director Ben Affleck, on a career hot streak after the critical and commercial success of his 2010 crime drama The Town. Now Affleck has found his writer of choice for the project, and it is David Kajganich.

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Comics Deal: The Stand: Captain Trips Premium HC
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The Stand: Captain Trips Premium HC

The comic book deal of the day over at Things From Another World today is Stephen King‘s The Stand: Captain Trips Premium Hardcover for only $4.99 (that’s 80% off the list price of $24.99).

Note – This deal is valid only for today, Tuesday, November 1, 2011, til 11:59PM PST while supplies last.

This premium hardcover edition collects the Marvel comic book series The Stand Captain Trips #1-5 from the creative team of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Mike Perkins.

Visit the TFAW’s Deal of the Day page to view the hours left in the sale as well as quantities left on the item. Also, the sale version is a “nick and dent” so if it does sell out before the end of the day, there’s also the brand new version on sale for only $14.99.

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Warner Bros. Chooses Ben Affleck To Direct ‘The Stand’
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The Stand

Back in August we reported that Warner Bros. had signed Harry Potter writer-director team Steve Kloves and David Yates to work their magic on an epic adaptation of Stephen King’s epic 1978 apocalyptic horror fantasy The Stand, which had previously been made into a television miniseries for ABC in 1994.

Now it appears that Kloves and Yates have departed the project, and according to Deadline, a new director has stepped in: Ben Affleck.

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Comics Deal: The Stand: Captain Trips Premium HC
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The Stand: Captain Trips Premium HC

The comic book deal of the day over at Things From Another World today is Stephen King‘s The Stand: Captain Trips Premium Hardcover for only $4.99 (that’s 80% off the list price of $24.99).

Note – This deal is valid only for today, Saturday, October 1, 2011, til 11:59PM PST while supplies last.

This premium hardcover edition collects the Marvel comic book series The Stand Captain Trips #1-5 from the creative team of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Mike Perkins.

Visit the TFAW’s Deal of the Day page to view the hours left in the sale as well as quantities left on the item. Also, the sale version is a “nick and dent” so if it does sell out before the end of the day, there’s also the brand new version on sale for only $14.99.

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Geek Gear: Stephen King’s The Stand Shirt ‘Can You Dig It’
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The Stand

The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is inspired by Stephen King‘s The Stand called “Can You Dig It” by artist bisqueets.

The sale began at Teefury today, Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

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‘Harry Potter’ Duo David Yates & Steve Kloves To Adapt Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’
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Drew McWeeny over at HitFix is reporting that David Yates and Steve Kloves, the director and writer team who collaborated on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts I and II, will reteam for a cinematic adaptation of The Stand, Stephen King‘s epic novel of fantasy and horror depicting humankind’s struggle to endure in a world ravaged by a virus and preyed upon by a dark figure known only as Randall Flagg (a.k.a. The Walkin’ Dude).

The book was first published in 1978, but in 1990 King published an expanded edition, which subsequently served as source material for a television miniseries directed by Mick Garris that aired on ABC in 1994 and starred Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Ruby Dee, Rob Lowe, Miguel Ferrer, Shawnee Smith, and Jamey Sheridan as Flagg. Prior to that, George Romero attempted a single film version with a screenplay by Rospo Pallenberg (Excalibur), but the project never got off the ground.

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Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ Set For Movie Adaptation
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Fans of Stephen King have surely read his popular work, The Stand. Some of you may have even seen the TV miniseries of the same name that was based on the book and aired in 1994. But to this date, a movie adaptation has never existed.

It’s been announced that Warner Brothers and CBS Films are teaming up to bring The Stand to a theater near you with the first feature film adaptation of King’s novel. The studios will develop and produce the movies together while WB will handle all of the marketing and distribution efforts. CBS will also have the option to co-finance the movie, as well.

At the moment, no talent is attached to the project, and it’s unclear what King’s involvement in the development might be (though he is expected to take part). It’s planned everyone will chat with potential writers and directors in the coming weeks to determine who will face the arduous tasks of adapting the 823-page book (or perhaps the 1,141-page uncut version?) into a 120-150-minute movie, and who will put it all to screen competently.

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