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    Stephen King's The Stand

    From Bleeding Cool:

    "In an unprecedented move: Warner Bros, CBS Films and Josh Boone are in talks with Showtime to adapt Stephen King’s novel The Stand into an eight-part miniseries that would then lead to a big budget feature film finish. The Wrap is reporting from several sources that this ambitious plan would allow the Fault Of Our Stars director to best adapt the post-apocalyptic tome.

    A similar set up was considered for another King work, The Dark Tower, but that project didn’t work out.

    This will be quite the undertaking if it moves forward and you have to wonder how if at all it would effect Boone’s next project, the Fox X-Men spinoff The New Mutants."
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    I still want to see that George Romero script being adapted.
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    You know the original mini series isn't that bad. I remember when it came out it was EVENT television with ad saturation leading up to it for a good month. I rewatched it recently and was mostly entertained. The end is awful though. Unless I'm missing something key our heroes have nothing to do with killing the bad guys. They may as well have stayed at home. Given that total anti climax is the big crescendo that would be given to the feature film I'm wondering how this would work.

    But this is an interesting idea. I can see films and tv feeding off each other a lot more in the future as the quality of films comes down and the quality of tv goes up.
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    I wouldn't be surprised to see a Walking Dead movie.
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    Looks like the Mick Garris version is coming to Blu-ray in a couple of months.

    https://highdefdiscnews.com/2019/07/...ray-september/
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    Some casting news on the new series - Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgard have been cast.

    https://dailydead.com/casting-update...der-skarsgard/
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    I could definitely see Skarsgård as an excellent Flagg. Definitely more menacing than the walking slice of wonder bread that played him in the old miniseries.

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