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Stephen King’s The Stand Gets Series Order On CBS All Access

One of Stephen King’s most beloved creations, the best-selling novel The Stand, has been ordered straight to series as a 10-episode event—and it’s coming exclusively to CBS All Access. 

The Stand is a haunting apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. 

In this world, the fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors, with their worst nightmares embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

“I’m excited and so very pleased that The Stand is going to have a new life on this exciting new platform,” said Stephen King. “The people involved are men and women who know exactly what they’re doing; the scripts are dynamite. The result bids to be something memorable and thrilling. I believe it will take viewers away to a world they hope will never happen.”

“I read The Stand under my bed when I was 12 and my Baptist parents burned it in our fireplace upon discovery. Incensed, I stole my Dad’s Fed-Ex account number and mailed King a letter professing my love for his work. Several weeks later, I came home to find a box had arrived from Maine and inside were several books, each inscribed with a beautiful note from God himself, who encouraged me in my writing and thanked me for being a fan,” said Writer and Executive Producer Josh Boone.

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“My parents, genuinely moved by King’s kindness and generosity, lifted the ban on his books that very day. I wrote King a cameo as himself in my first film and have been working to bring The Stand to the screen for five years. I’ve found incredible partners in CBS All Access and [Writer and Executive Producer] Ben Cavell. Together with Stephen King, Owen King, my longtime producing partners Knate Lee and Jill Killington, we plan to bring you the ultimate version of King’s masterwork.”

“With over 400 million books sold around the world, Stephen King is one of our greatest living authors and The Stand is widely considered the crown jewel of his work. Millions of fans have been waiting for a modern interpretation that delivers on its depth, scope, and ambition,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President of Original Content for CBS All Access. “We are thrilled to be working with Stephen, Josh, Ben and a dedicated team working passionately to bring this brilliant material to life.”

The Stand will be produced by CBS Television Studios. Josh Boone and Ben Cavell will write and executive produce, with Boone also directing. Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller, and Richard P. Rubinstein will also serve as executive producers with Will Weiske and Miri Yoon as co-executive producers and Owen King as producer.

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Josh Boone To Write Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s The Talisman

The Fault in Our Stars and New Mutants writer Josh Boone is set to write the big screen adaptation of the Stephen King and Peter Straub novel “The Talisman,”. The novel was released in 1984 and was nominated for both the Locus and World Fantasy Awards in 1985. They wrote a sequel to “The Talisman” called “Black House” in 2001. There is reportedly a third book in the works. The adaptation comes to us from Amblin Entertainment, which had originally been planning the project as a television series. Frank Marshall will produce the film with Michael Wright will executive produce.

The description of “The Talisman” reads: “Why had twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer’s mother frantically moved the two of them from Rodeo Drive to a New York City apartment to the Alhambra, a fading ocean resort and shuttered amusement park in New Hampshire? Who or what is she running from? She is dying . . . and even young Jack knows she can’t outrun death. But only he can save her—for he has been chosen to search for a prize across an epic landscape of dangers and lies, a realm of innocents and monsters, where everything Jack loves is on the line.”

Boone was writing an adaptation of King’s “The Stand,” though the project was put on hold. King also had him write an adaptation of “The Revival,” which is in development. The Dark Tower and IT are the most recent Stephen King works to be adapted to the big screen.

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Josh Boone To Bring Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story To Big Screen

Josh Boone will adapt Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story for the big screen.

Lisey’s Story follows the story of Lisey Landon, the widow of famous novelist Scott Landon, as she recalls the life of her husband as she is being stalked and terrorized by one of her husband’s fans.

Not only did Stephen King appear in Boone’s directorial debut Stuck In Love, but Boone also revealed a very interesting backstory to how he become known to the writer:

“I wasn’t allowed to read Stephen King. I had to rip the covers off of Christian books and glue them to Stephen King books, so that I could read them. I remember reading The Stand under my bed when I was 12, and I hid the book in the box springs under my bed, and my mom found it and burned it in the fireplace. I wrote him a letter when I was 12, just to tell him how much I loved his books and how much I wanted to be a writer when I grew up and that he was my idol. I sent him a couple books, hoping that he’d sign them. I came home from school one day and my dad said, “There’s a box here from Stephen King.” He had written me this beautiful letter in the front covers of each of the books.  My parents were just so moved by the generosity, that he was willing to take the time to do that, that they lifted the Stephen King ban.“

Josh Boone will start adapting the project after filming finishes for The Fault In Our Stars.

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