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Published On: Mon, Jun 8th, 2015

Showtime plans ‘The Stand’ miniseries ahead of new trilogy from Josh Boone

Stephen King‘s epic, The Stand, may be set for a big screen adaptation, but a new TV series covering the plague which destroys the world may arrive first.

Josh Boone, director of The Fault In Our Stars, is the current director attached for the film adaptation, but according to The Wrap Warner Bros. and CBS Films are reportedly talking to Showtime about airing an 8-part miniseries of The Stand that would act as a lead up to The Stand movie, which would hit theaters after the series ends.

Boone will “will write and direct the star-studded miniseries, which is expected to start shooting early next year as one cohesive production, according to insiders…”

“A miniseries will allow Boone to cover more of King’s epic book than one three-hour movie. The same thinking was once applied to King’s “Dark Tower” series, which never got off the ground, though “The Stand” offers an ensemble-driven story that may be better suited for a groundbreaking adaptation envisioned here,” adds The Wrap.

Now a True Detective style lead-up to the feature film via Showtime has big Hollywood names intereted, including Matthew McConaughey, who was a studio favorite to star in the project.

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