Not a lot of news here, but at least it is news that Ben Affleck’s adaptation of Stephen King’s beloved book is moving forward. The Stand is one of King’s most famous books, and Affleck has taken on the huge task of adapting it into a feature length film. King regular Mick Garris directed the first adaptation, the six hour TV mini series which, in my humble opinion, was actually rather good.
However, Affleck has really proved himself as a director, with superb films Gone Baby, Gone and The Town under his belt, I can’t wait to see what he can do with this. It has just been announced that David Kajganich has been hired to write the screenplay, and he was personally chosen by Affleck. Kajganich’s previous writing efforts include the Nicole Kidman sci-fi horror The Invasion, and the 2009 Nazi horror Blood Creek.
Make of this what you will, but if Affleck personally chose this guy, then I support that. I have very high hopes for this one.
By Matt Wavish