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The Stand Movie Gets a Director

It's another piece of Stephen King film news - and this time it comes in the shape of a director for the long-awaited remake of The Stand.

The movie is set to be helmed by Josh Boone, a confirmed Stephen King fan, and previously director of The Fault On Our Stars and Stuck In Love - the latter of which featured a cameo from King himself. In addition, it seems it will now be a single movie, rather than split across several installments.

Previous rumours had included Scott Cooper, David Yates and Ben Affleck, but it seems that Boone has got the director's gig. The film will be produced by Roy Lee and Jimmy Miller.

King's The Stand was originally released in 1978, before being rereleased with revisions in 1990. It told the story of a post-apocalyptic battle between good and evil, following the proliferation of a deadly virus, and featured the antichrist figure Randall Flagg. A TV miniseries was made in 1994 starring Molly Ringwald amongst other stars - and again featured a King cameo.

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[via The Wrap]

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