Josh Boone Will Direct Stephen King’s The Stand in a 4-Part Franchise

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Filmmaker Josh Boone attends The Hollywood Reporter TIFF Video Lounge Presented By Canon - Day 3 of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Brassaii on September 10, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.
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The Fault in our Stars director Josh Boone confirmed that, yes, it’s official: Warner Brothers is allowing him to turn what many consider to be Stephen King’s greatest work (it’s No. 1 on our list!) — or “The Godfather of post-apocalyptic thrillers” — into not just one film, but four. During an appearance on Kevin Smith’s podcast, “Hollywood Babble-On,” Boone explained that after turning in an epic script, the studio asked him if he would want to turn it into a franchise. Um, YES.

I said, ’Fuck yes!’ I loved my script, and I was willing to drop it in an instant because you’re able to do an even truer version that way. So I think we are going to do like four movies … I’ll just say we are going to do four movies, and we’re going to do The Stand at the highest level you can do it at, with a cast that’s going to blow people’s minds.

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Josh Boone Will Direct Stephen King’s The Stand