As Warner Bros. works away at adapting Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel, The Stand, into a movie format, more complications enter into the mix. Scott Cooper was previously set to direct the flick, but it seems that there were a few disagreements with the studio and he took off. Now WB is looking to someone new in the form of Josh Boone.
Josh Boone doesn’t exactly have the longest resume, the only film he’s directed and released thus far being Stuck in Love. He’s also just finished up with The Fault in Our Stars, a big screen adaptation of a YA novel. Whether he’s the guy with the chops to take on a dark project like The Stand remains to be seen.
If Boone’s history is any indicator of his dedication, however, then he might be perfect. Apparently, the man had a deeply religious family and had to go to great lengths to read the Stephen King books that he loved so much. To be able to work on one of King’s most popular books could be a dream come true that will spur him to go the extra mile.
Or the studio might try to control the entire thing and fk it up anyways. Who knows?
What say thee, Nerd Readers? Anyone out there seen Stuck in Love? Think this guy could bring some life to The Stand? Is it even worth making if they’re trying to do the entire book in one flick?
Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter for the heads-up.