The Stand Might Be Split Into Two Films, Which Would Be For The Best

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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.

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Any motion picture version of The Stand will be an improvement on the dated, too congenial 1994 T.V. miniseries. The ending however may need to be rewritten.

That being said, it will still be kinda hard to top that intro: