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Published On: Wed, Feb 26th, 2014

‘Fault in Our Stars’ director Josh Boone may write and direct ‘The Stand’ film

News has been non-existent for the adaptation of The Stand after director Scott Cooper dropped out of the project. Now the Stephen King inspired film may have a director in Josh Boone.

The Stand Mike Perkins cover comic bookThe Wrap reports Feb. 25 that Boone is planning “a single, R-rated movie that will be faithful to the book” and is “nearing a deal to write and direct an adaptation of Stephen King’s acclaimed novel.”

 The Stand chronicles an epic battle between good and evil after the American population is all but wiped out by a deadly virus.

Story follows a group of survivors who fight against an Antichrist-like figure named Randall Flagg.

King’s novel is a cult favorite, dating back to the first publishing in 1978, but renewed by revisions to the book in 1990 and the TV miniseries which followed.

Boone made his feature directorial debut with the indie comedy Stuck in Love which starred Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Logan Lerman and Kristen Bell.

The film also featured a cameo from King, who is one of Boone’s childhood heroes.

The Fault In Our Stars is based on John Green’s bestselling novel of the same name, and stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.

Boone directed from a screenplay written by Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter. Fox 2000 will open in theaters on June 6.

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    Logan Lerman is the hottest Jewish boy ever.

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