Stephen King‘s The Stand book is 1,100 pages long so with that much source material we know we need a big lead up into the meat of The Stand’s Remake feature film. With that being said, in-the-works right now is an 8-part miniseries that will provide a lead into Josh Boone‘s The Stand Remake which is going to be 3 hours long. By in-the-works we mean that Warner Bros. and CBS Films are currently negotiating with Showtime to develop the The Stand miniseries. If the miniseries gets the final approval, Josh Boone will helm the miniseries too making one giant unified vision for The Stand. Filming could begin as soon as early 2016. This all spells 11 hours of material for fans and that is excellent. Roy Lee and Jimmy Miller are set to produce The Stand Remake feature film with some kind of association speculated with The Stand miniseries plus Stephen King will be involved in both as well.
The Stand is a story of good vs. evil after a virus wipes out most of the American population. While it features dozens of characters (such as the Trashcan Man and Mother Abigail) and overlapping story lines running over many years, the struggle boils down to a group of survivors fighting the Antichrist-like Randall Flagg.