New The Stand movie.

Discussion in 'The Stand' started by Kingfan1970, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Tim D.

    Tim D. Well-Known Member

    In the Game of Thrones books a lot of the characters spent a good deal of time in bordellos, so yeah, most of the nudity in the show came from the books. They could probably tone in down a little in the shows but they seemed to have embraced it wholeheartedly.
     
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  2. Tim D.

    Tim D. Well-Known Member

    PBS would no doubt give us a quality production, though they would probably try to appeal to the upper crust viewers by giving everyone British accents and calling it Jane Austen's The Stand.
     
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  3. Gerald

    Gerald Well-Known Member

    But the Paranormal Activity films are less one story and a lot of sequels even though they may feature returning characters are basically standalone films.

    The Stand in separate films would be like Lord of the Rings, the first film (and the second if there would be three, etc.) wouldn't have an ending. That's more of a risk, because they're obliged to make more after the first, where something like Paranormal Activity can be left alone if it isn't successful (anymore). The risk Lord of the Rings took doesn't always pay off - look at something like Golden Compass which never got the sequels.

    I'm more confused by only three hours, because for It they are talking about two films.
     
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  4. Gerald

    Gerald Well-Known Member

    Sorry. No, I'm actually NOT confused by the three hours. The makers of the new Stand apparently DON'T want to take that risk of multiple films, while the It makers DO.

    The confusion is more: HOW are you gonna do The Stand in three hours. Wouldn't it feel rushed.

    Anyway, I'm not really holding my breath whether the new It/The Stand or Dark Tower ever DO happen, because there's been talk about them for so long and they shift makers constantly, but very little seems to happen. I sort of feel Dark Tower may in the end, but probably tv, not cinema. But it's hard to tell for sure with Hollywood.
     
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  5. mayday10

    mayday10 Member

    I dont get it. 3 Hour movie will be as risky as a trilogy. Its tough to get people to sit still and pay attention to anything for that long.

    The Matrix trilogy and LtORs didnt really have strong ending points between movies. I think if The Stand was done well, it could captivate average Joes without wrapping everything up in a neat bow.

    HBO - 2 Seasons should be perfect
     
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  6. xkittyx

    xkittyx Unfound

    Somehow, somewhen, I want The Stand given an adaptation that is at least half as awesome as the book!
     
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  7. Tooly

    Tooly Active Member

    The Stand could be another Under the Dome imo. There's so much stuff that could be added without stuffing up the central storyline!
     
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  8. Mynxie

    Mynxie Member

    To be completely honest, firstly, im just glad weve got someone so keen to work on this and that it isn't Ben Affleck lol. IMO, I reckon that this would make an amazing trilogy or even 2 movies (if wrote and directed properly) ............... A single movie ? Too much will be cut out of this. Such a shame because so much could be done with it ....... just my humble opinion peeps x
     
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  9. I'm looking forward to it. Josh Boone is huge SK fan and this seems to be his favorite. So, I have faith it will be done right. I just PRAY it is cast well.
     
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  10. monsterguy

    monsterguy New Member

    as a movie I cannot see this happening. but as a tv show.....hold on there!
     
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  11. LEELEEBG

    LEELEEBG Member

    I would watch it but I sure won't hold my breath I just don't think that a 3 hour movie would do the book/story/ or SK justice. There is a lot to cover and I don't think 3 hours is enough time w/o cutting the story into pieces. I wouldn't mind a tv show if a proper movie couldn't be made.
     
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  12. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    Grab Frank Darabont.
    Add AMC.
    Cast complete and utter unknown actors (to the US viewer, anyway).
    Turn into series.
    Result: happy happy The Stand fans.

    Or. .
    Accept that some books weren't meant to be turned into films.
    Result: happy happy The Stand fans.
     
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  13. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I am firmly in the camp of Leave it alone!
     
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  14. EvieLucinda

    EvieLucinda Active Member

    I agree. It should be done on HBO or Starz. I like how Starz is doing Diana Gabaldon's Outlander book. It is a long book too, and they are filming it over the whole season. That would work for The Stand......I don't want to miss any of the character development either.
     
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