Randall Flagg

Stephen King

This has been a hell of a week when it comes to Stephen King news.  First, news of The Dark Tower finally nabbing a director hit, then some new, terrifying concept art showing It’s Pennywise as pitched by Vincenzo Natali hit the interwebs, and now, to cap the week off right, The Wrap is reporting that the execs over at Warner Bros. have finally cracked that post-apocalyptic mother of all nuts, The Stand.  According to the report, WB and CBS (the studios behind the big screen adaptation of the massive novel) are in talks with Showtime to bring audiences an eight-part miniseries that will lead into the theatrical release of The Stand. That’s right: Hollywood is finally learning how to get Stephen King movies made right. (more…)

HardyasFlagg

The Suicide Squad cast just got that little bit less impressive. In fact, scratch that, the Suicide Squad adaptation has just been dealt a major blow. Latest news is that Tom Hardy – who was due to play the role of the leader Rick Flagg – has had to drop out of the tent-pole adaptation. The Mad Max and Inception actor was set to co-star with Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne in the DC Comics adaptation, which is being written and directed by Fury’s David Ayer. (more…)

matthew mcconaughey

After we heard the news back in August that Matthew McConaughey was being considered for the role of the demonic cowboy Randall Flagg in Warner Bros. movie adaptation of Stephen King’s epic 1200-page novel The Stand, director Josh Boone commented that nothing was official. However, now The Guardian are saying that it is pretty much a done deal, and we’re saying “alright-alright-alright (…that never gets old). (more…)