Directors you want to see adapt SK?

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Gerald

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A Stand movie directed by Tarantino would be fun

I've never heard Tarantino give his opinion on SK, but SK doesn't seem to be big on Tarantino. He seems to have called Kill Bill a tepid movie (in Entertainment Weekly, but I can't find the actual piece).

Tarantino seems much bigger on Clive Barker though. He said:

"To call Clive Barker a 'horror novelist' would be like calling the Beatles a 'garage band'... He is the great imaginer of our time. He knows not only our greatest fears, but also what delights us, what turns us on, and what is truly holy in the world. Haunting, bizarre, beautiful. These are words we can use to describe Clive Barker only until we invent new, more fitting adjectives."

So it seems likely Tarantino would take on Barker before King.
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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I've never heard Tarantino give his opinion on SK, but SK doesn't seem to be big on Tarantino. He seems to have called Kill Bill a tepid movie (in Entertainment Weekly, but I can't find the actual piece).

Tarantino seems much bigger on Clive Barker though. He said:

"To call Clive Barker a 'horror novelist' would be like calling the Beatles a 'garage band'... He is the great imaginer of our time. He knows not only our greatest fears, but also what delights us, what turns us on, and what is truly holy in the world. Haunting, bizarre, beautiful. These are words we can use to describe Clive Barker only until we invent new, more fitting adjectives."

So it seems likely Tarantino would take on Barker before King.
Of course, it’s just that the violence of The Stand feels like something Tarantino could do well
(I.e. Lloyd and Poke attacking the Convience store; The Judge’s death; All the chaos of the first act; The chapter with random survivors dying in horrible ways)
, Tarantino’s known for his excessive violence, and under his eye those scenes could really be great to watch on screen. This is why I also mentioned him doing Eddie’s chapter in drawing of the three, as the shootout and the organized crime stuff feel like something he would do well in, those are really the only King books that I can see Tarantino doing well, as he and King prefer covering different genres.
 

Blake

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I was thinking of the director who directed The Night Stalker. Two fantastic films both directed by John Moxey included said movie and Horror Hotel (1960) starring Christoper Lee. It is a fanatastic movie. I would also say the director who directed Curse of the Mummy's Tomb and any Hammer Horror movie from the mid 1960's to mid-1970's as the colours are brilliant. Michael Carreras directed Curse of the Mummy's Tomb.