Warner Bros has chosen Ben Affleck to adapt and direct The Stand, Stephen King’s apocalyptic mammoth book. Affleck has become a cornerstone director for the studio, but this would be his greatest challenge yet. Even King has been reticent about the idea of making a feature of his book, which previously was turned into a miniseries. With The Town and Gone Baby Gone, Affleck has shown the grit necessary to handle such an unforgettable tale. Affleck is now currently directing Argo.
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No, No, No. I had at least a little hope. Too bad Frank Duramont (sp?) couldn’t have done it. I think he would have done a great job with it. I honestly think it is too massive for him to handle. Oh well.
Oooh. I’m worried about this, too. Thinking maybe one movie is too small for this book. If he goes the Peter Jackson route and stretches it into something bigger, it has a chance.
Was Ben Affleck really the first choice to direct this? If Stephen King had trouble with Stanley Kubrick doing The Shining, I can’t image what he’s thinking with this one.