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

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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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