There have been many classic Stephen King novels that have either never been brought to the big screen, or realized so poorly that a remake doesn't only seem possible, but necessary. Both are the case with "The Stand," King's magnum opus about the war between good versus evil (the book is roughly the size of an average household dog, clocking in at more than 1,000 pages). It has been adapted once, for television, but the budgetary limitations and restrictions on content associated with network TV, meant that, for all its charms, it's not exactly the definitive interpretation of what many believe to be King's greatest novel.

Currently the movie is being developed by "Fault in Our Stars" director Josh Boone, after everyone from Ben Affleck to "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper made a crack at the production before deciding, for whatever reason, that it couldn't be done. Earlier in the year, Boone said that the wanted the project to be one "three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board." But while talking to MTV, King revealed that it might not be the case.

"I think his take is terrific – and don't count on it being one film," King told MTV. "There's talk about doing it in an entirely different and innovative way, and I don't want to go into it because that's Josh's baby."

We wonder if he could be talking about the ambitious trilogy/TV series plan that was being hatched for another King adaptation, "The Dark Tower," or something completely different. However "The Stand" comes together, as long as it does, we'll be first in line.
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