The Stand To Be A Three-Hour, R-Rated, Movie

Posted: June 5, 2014, 16:32:25

Here is a quote from an interview with Josh Boone in Vulture:

So Iím a big Stephen King fan, and I know youíre a gigantic Stephen King fan, so I have to ask about The Stand. Youíre directing it. What can you tell me about it?

Weíre gonna do one three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board. Every single one of those characters will be somebody you recognize and somebody you relate to. And itís gonna be awesome. Iím really excited. Itís the most exciting thing Iíve ever got to do in my entire life. If 12-year-old me had ever known that one day Iíd be doing this, to even just go back and look at that kid, Iíd be like, Keep doing what youíre doing! Itís just crazy. Iíve met so many actors over the years, and like, when I met Stephen King, I hugged him with tears in my eyes. He meant that much to me when I was young. I still say everything I learned about writing I learned from Stephen King. I donít read screenplays. I donít read screenplay how-to books. Itís always just, establish the character. Establish the character.

Thanks to Troy Tradup

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