Stephen King just revealed that the movie adaptation of his classic post-apocalyptic book The Stand may be split into two different movies. And if you're read the work, you know that's probably a good thing.

The Stand takes place after a terrible virus has killed just about everyone on the planet. And then humanity slowly rebuilds society with the help of some benevolent spirits. Rebuilding society takes a LONG time, and it's made even longer by demons who show up on Earth to start their own devilish society. There's a lot going on, and in a recent interview with MTV, author Stephen King remarked on the work screenwriter Josh Boone was doing to streamline his original work:

I think that his take is terrific — and don't count on it being one film. There's talk about doing it in an entirely different and innovative way, and I don't want to go into it because that's Josh's baby. … He's hugely ambitious and hugely energetic, so we'll see what happens.


And just like that, The Stand might become two separate movies. Previously it was reported that Boone was working on a three-hour long version — but hey, anything can happen in the writing process. Fingers crossed for this one.