Filmmaker Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) -- the latest director to try and tackle Stephen King's post-apocalyptic novel for the big screen -- recently said that he was going to tell the story in a single 180-minute gulp, a scenario that seemed highly unlikely to fans of the 800-plus-pageÂ book.
Well, Stephen King himself might have some insider info about the situation. Although he professes to love Boone's approach to the material, the author told MTV:
"I think that his take is terrific -- and donât count on it being one film. Thereâs talk about doing it in an entirely different and innovative way, and I donât want to go into it because thatâs Joshâs baby...heâs hugely ambitious and hugely energetic, so weâll see what happens."
We're relieved to hear that the project could encompass more than one movie -- there's just no way otherwise to accommodate all those beloved characters and story points faithfully -- but we're curious what "different and innovative" means. A cable series? Half TV show, half theatrical movie, like The Dark TowerÂ was supposed to be? No one is saying yet ... not even the man who dreamed up The Stand in the first place.
Watch the video of King discussing the project and think about this: How would you like to see The Stand? As one movie? Three films? Or how about a 12-hour miniseries on HBO? Ponder the options below.