New The Stand movie.

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Gerald

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The good news is they want to make it R-rated, but they want one three-hour movie - is it even possible to do in three hours? Two three hour movies seems more doable.

Also, they want an all A-star cast, where each actor is someone you know and recognize. I don't see the point of that: wouldn't you rather have the most SUITABLE actor for a role whether he/she is famous or not?

It doesn't sound good to me at all.

Strangely, the attached director, Josh Boone, is linked to Lisey's Story on IMDb rather than The Stand...
 

Gerald

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Which Carrie remake? The one that just came out? (I think there may have been another remake back in the 90s but I am not sure).
There was a 2002 tv-movie starring Angela Bettis as Carrie. Even though it updates the story to the present, it feels rather faithful to the book (it has the meteor shower for example, and the investigation by the government after the events at the prom). Apart from an ending that seems to indicate they wanted to make it a series, I rather like it. Bettis is certainly more suitable as Carrie than Moretz.
 

Tim D.

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I could see doing it as a trilogy, but one movie, even at three hours, just ain't gonna cut it. I liked the mini-series back when it first came out but now it just makes me cringe when I try to watch it. I've heard for years about them re-doing The Stand and had hoped it could be done on HBO or somesuch so that the story could be told in the time it needed and uncensored. Oh well, remakes will never die, so maybe by the time I'm 90 or so they'll finally do it right.
 

Gerald

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I could see doing it as a trilogy, but one movie, even at three hours, just ain't gonna cut it. I liked the mini-series back when it first came out but now it just makes me cringe when I try to watch it. I've heard for years about them re-doing The Stand and had hoped it could be done on HBO or somesuch so that the story could be told in the time it needed and uncensored. Oh well, remakes will never die, so maybe by the time I'm 90 or so they'll finally do it right.
I agree. HBO would be great. For Dark Tower too. The only thing is that HBO might want a lot of nudity in it. I haven't read Game of Thrones, but was there a lot of nudity there? Hard to imagine...

I'm not against nudity, but it shouldn't be forced into something that doesn't have it. That's how I felt when Masters of Horror came out (although that was Showtime, not HBO): there was nudity in nearly every episode, whether it was needed or not. It seemed embarrassing to have all these classic horrordirectors directing an episode and then being asked: 'Oh, and put in some nude scenes, please.' Some of them have nudity in their own films too, but with others it felt it was forced upon their episode.
 

SutterKane

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With all the things they drag out into sequel territory it surprises me that they want to try and condense something that could realistically benefit from sequels into one film.

Paranormal Activity, gets 5 sequels while a 1200 page book is getting 3 hours??

I'm confused........ That said, so long as the film works I'll get over it. Obviously alot will be left out but if it turns out to be a good stand alone movie on it's own merits, I'll be satisfied
 

Lily Sawyer

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I'd rather see a brand-new TV mini-series for The Stand than a feature-length film. If PBS and Julian Fellowes were to get ahold of it, we'd have a bang-up production.

But as it is, it's likely to be directed, re-written, and produced by the latest set of Big Egos in Hollyweird instead of someone with talent, like Darabont or Sam Mendes or Ridley Scott.