So apparently Warner Brothers is going to make four movies telling the story of Stephen Kings "The Stand", with Matthew McConaughey as Randall Flagg.
Oh, good. I thought they were remaking "Stand By Me" and was like wtf.
THE Stand. Ok, good.
I do like King Movies. I mean they're not high art or high cinema any more than his books are great literature. But they do tend to be entertaining. I think King is an American Pulp Master.
Sounds like an ambitious project like The Dark Tower movies and tv show.
"What Dark Tower movies and tv show?"
(it still makes me erect)
4 movies sounds like a tad too much. 500 pages of that book could've been removed and the story would've been just as good.
Didn't they ADD like 400 pages to the book?
I've read both the initial release and the unabridged version and I honestly don't remember any of those hundreds of extra pages doing anything to the story other than slowing it down.
The 1994 TV mini series is 6 hours long and cut into 4 parts.
I am not sure why we need a remake of this and its going to suck watching it over 4 years or so.
Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, and Rob Lowe did a good job, So did Jamey Sheridan (Robert Queen in Arrow) as Flagg.
No desire for a new version over 4 years, but it might be time to download the mini series again.
i do hope this gets made for one reason. if its successful and MM is great at Flagg, they can bring him back to do dark tower and my favorite King novel, The Eyes of The Dragon. they really need to do The Talisman as well.
McConaFlagg would be pretty awesome, but do you guys think they'd really place their oscar winner in a role that doesn't even do aything for the first third of the book? That's like 1 out of 4 movies being McConaughey-less (while still paying him).
EDIT: Unless, if they made Flagg the common POV narrator for the crumbling of civilization, then they could keep him and and give him some characterization by how much he enjoys all the crazy shit that happens.
Last edited by Grimey; 02-17-2015 at 07:14 PM.
Yeah, Shawshank and Green Mile are pretty great.
Don't forget The Dead Zone and Cujo, both great films. Pet Cemetary also creeped the fuck out of me at the time.
The Walkin' Dude.
Add a 'g', then turn the 'u' into an 'a' while rearranging the order of the letters and you've got a hit on your hands.
The evil side of this movie has a slew of extremely interesting characters that if cast right are all very rich parts.
If Hollywood truly commits to going A-list celebs and an A-list director and marketing and hyping the hell out of this movie they can do some pretty epic numbers with it. It easily has "Hunger Games" potential drawing power. Few directors I could think of for this to really nail it, it better not be some schlep who has done a few music videos. Someone like Fincher could own the atmosphere of the world gone by combined with the character development and supernatural side and twist them all together nicely I would imagine, if they could get him to sign on for that long of a commitment.
Still though.... I would WAY rather see them put the time and effort and money into the Dark Tower.
The guy who played Trashcan Man was perfect in the miniseries. I wonder who they can get to play that part.
I used to use Trashcan Man as my Steam name when I was playing the Pyro in Team Fortress 2 a lot. Love that character.
I enjoyed both "The Stand and IT" for the way they were adapted. Tim Curry did a fantastic job playing the Evil Clown. An Evil Mathew sounds like it could be fun. I would watch this if they tap an R rating too it. While the TV adaptation was great, it would have even been better if it had been truly dark as the situation warranted.
In fact the more I think about it, the more I wish they would do this as a Net Flix/HBO thing instead of a theater thing. The story is certainly long enough to get a few years out of it.
Last edited by Mahes; 02-18-2015 at 02:01 PM.
Hodor as Tom Cullen? M-O-O-N, that spells "Hodor".
There is also talk of Christian Bale playing Flagg with MM playing Stu.
as long as OPrah doen't play mother Abigail
I really enjoyed the tv mini series in the 90s.
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