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Stephen King's The Stand Getting Movie Adaptation

February 2, 2011  |  11:00am
Stephen King's <em>The Stand</em> Getting Movie Adaptation

Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel The Stand is being adapted into a movie by CBS Films and Warner Bros., according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Writers, directors, studios and producers will soon try to decide how to tackle The Stand’s story, which follows groups of people fighting for survival, and against an evil being, after a virus eliminates the vast majority of the population.

In the ‘80s, Georgie Romero and Warner Bros. tried to adapt it for the big screen but failed. Then in 1994, the book was made into a television miniseries by ABC. For those of us coming of age in that time, the miniseries was equal parts spooky and cheesy—no small feat!

Marvel Comics has been adapting the novel recently, which was first published in 1978 with a re-release in 1990.

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