Four film movie of The Stand

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skimom2

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Were folks bored by the time the third Lord Of The Rings movie was released? No. There's enough good material in the book to have it go for 4 movies, especially if they cast the right actors who give compelling performances. Heck, they could stretch out the Holland tunnel scene for 1/2 hour. Can you imagine the suspense? There's a heck of alot of material they can flesh out in Denver and even the journey that folks make before they go to Denver or Vegas. I think it could work.
We can agree to disagree :) This is my favorite book, but I'm not sure it has enough material movie wise to sustain interest for 2 movies. Hope I'm wrong, but I don't think so.
 

KINGSMAN129

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Oh, huh, a thread about the stand remake.
yes, just today i read on the news, that Matthew McConaughey is suggested for randall flagg.
Matthew McConaughey Wanted for ‘The Stand’ Villain Role of Randall Flagg

First i thought that he might be a great Stu, but then again... it's McConaughey. =)) Hypothetically he'll also be a badass Flagg.
I have EXTREMELY MIXED EMOTIONS about this STORY being retold on THE BIG SCREEN again, HOWEVER the THING to REMEMBER about Randall Flagg is, that while he's COMPLETELY EVIL, he's a HANDSOME, extremely CONFIDENT "man" that can CHARM the PANTS OFF of an ESKIMO in the ARCTIC. He's EVERTHING that THE DEVIL would present himself as, I believe that Matthew would be EXCELLENT in that role! :)
 

KINGSMAN129

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I always thought Molly Ringwald was a good actress and very nice to look at, I think the character was played well.
By the way every time I see Law and Order SUV... I think what are you up to now Randal Flag (he joined the force wears a suit and acts like he is out for justice).
Don't FORGET, he's also McGee's Dad, The Admiral on N.C.I.S.! ;)
 

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I see four movies easily.

1 - Captain Trips

2 - The Calling

3 - Ancient Battle Resumes

4 - The Stand

Can't emphasize that everyone should listen to that Josh Boone interview. His take on Stephen King gives me goosebumps.

Character moments take time. And my goodness, if 18 million people can watch 5 seasons of The Walking Dead with characters running around in circles getting nowhere, 10 -12 hours of a movie with actual story progression will be a snap.
 
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kingricefan

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I see four movies easily.

1 - Captain Trips

2 - The Calling

3 - Ancient Battle Resumes

4 - The Stand

Can't emphasize that everyone should listen to that Josh Boone interview. His take on Stephen King gives me goosebumps.

Character moments take time. And my goodness, if 18 million people can watch 5 seasons of The Walking Dead with characters running around in circles getting nowhere, 10 -12 hours of a movie with actual story progression will be a snap.
This.
 

ChronoSerge

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I can see the movie series roughly following the division of the miniseries. Part 1 would introduce most of the main characters and show the plague destroying civilization, which is basically book 1 from the novel. Book 2 would be divided in to movies 2 and 3, with the second movie being about the dreams and the characters traveling across the country, and book 3 about the new civilizations emerging in Boulder and Vegas. The final movie would basically be book 3, and would jump back and forth between Boulder, Vegas, and the chosen four.

The movies would each likely be longer than the miniseries episodes because there won't be any TV commercial time constraints put on them. This means a lot of the stuff that was truncated in the miniseries can be more fleshed out, like most of the stuff in Vegas, trashcan man, and Nick and Tom's travels, etc. The only problem is that the third movie might be kind of boring on its own. The first movie has all of the new characters and the events surrounding the plague, the second movie has all of the trouble that the characters get into as they navigate the devastated landscape, and part four has the big show down, but there isn't much real action for part 3.
 

The_Coon

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cut to two?
Revisiting The Stand (1978) by Richard Chizmar | Stephen King Revisited


SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES…
If you had told me back in 1988 that there would be a film version of THE STAND, I would’ve come back with: Nope. Not possible. Not gonna happen.

Remember how I told you I thought I knew everything back then?

Yeah, not so much.

Fortunately for all of us, in May 1994, Stephen King and Mick Garris teamed up to take on the challenge and brought Stu, Frannie, Flagg and the rest of the gang to life in a prime time, four-part television mini-series. King penned a fantastic adaptation of the novel (managing the impossible by including almost all of the good stuff) and Garris did a tremendous job behind the camera. The casting was better than anyone had a right to expect — with wonderful performances by Gary Sinise, Rob Lowe, Ruby Dee, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Ossie Davis, Miguel Ferrer, Laura San Giacomo, Bill Fagerbakke, Corin Nemec, Ray Walston, Matt Frewer, Adam Storke and a cool little cameo by Stephen King himself.

THE STAND mini-series was an unqualified success, watched by a record number of viewers and winning a handful of major awards. And for me, it accomplished the impossible — it brought the heart and soul of Steve’s amazing novel to my television screen.

* * *

Now, more than 20 years later, Flagg and company are headed back in front of the cameras — this time for the big screen and not one, but two features films!

My friend and longtime CEMETERY DANCE reader Josh Boone (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS) is the man in charge, and I’ve learned my lesson this time around — I’m not only hoping for a great result, I’m expecting it.

Why so confident this time around?

Well, I could tell you that Josh just turned in his script and it’s rumored (ahem) to be excellent.

Or I could tell you that the casting for this feature film version will be surprising and stellar (and no I’m not giving you any hints).

Or I could talk about the hefty budget and how it should give this version a chance to be everything the book was.

Or, most importantly to me, I could tell you that Josh is a lifelong Stephen King fan who is determined to do the book — and author — justice.
 

The_Coon

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1. How is 4 movies of an 1100+ page book a bad idea
2. if youd read my post above (not being rude just saying its right above) it seems there is a rumor from a source claiming to be close to boone that its been cut to two

ive always thought a trilogy was the way to go captain trips everyone meets then they make their stand in the finale hopefully the news bone promised in his tweet will clear this up
 

muskrat

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Sounds great if the flicks are good. Otherwise...

I mean, what happens if the first one tanks at the box office--I mean, really, really bombs? They still gonna release, egads, THREE more turkeys?
 

The_Coon

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well the typical practice for a split adaptation is to film it all at once dethly hallows twishit and mockingjay all did this
 
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