Warner Bros. and CBS Films are taking a serious stand on "The Stand." Stephen King's epic (and arguably best, just saying) novel is going to get its own big-screen movie, but first it's poised to get an eight-part TV miniseries on Showtime. Congrats, Captain Trips, you now get to spread farther and wider than ever!

According to TheWrap, Warner Bros. and CBS Films are in talks with writer-director Josh Boone about the TV series, which would culminate in a major motion picture. Boone will write and direct the "star-studded miniseries" which they said is scheduled to start shooting early next year. Author Stephen King is expected to be involved in some way, and meetings will be held this week to finalize the ambitious plans. TheWrap added that top agents have been notified and A-listers are being eyed, the kind that showed more interest in TV after "True Detective" was such a success.

You may recall "The Stand" miniseries from 1994, starring Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, and Jamey Sheridan. Meanwhile, not too long ago there was talk that King's major series "The Dark Tower" was getting a similar movie series and TV series treatment. News is less promising for "It," which just lost its director and may be kaput.

But now that things sound good for "The Stand," do you have any A-list casting suggestions for Randall Flagg, Stu Redman, Frannie Goldsmith, Nick Andros and company?

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