Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ heads to the big screen

February 4th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Los Angeles, Feb 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Warner Bros and CBS Films are all looking up to bring the Stephen King work, ‘The Stand’, to the big screen.

The book is one of the most revered in the world. The book talks about the post-apocalyptic era of the United States.

The book has gathered a huge fan following since it was first released in 1978. King later re-released the book in 1990 and by that time the book had already generated cult-like following.

The vivid details of the book made it very difficult to be adopted into a movie. In the 1980’s for instance, Warner Bros tried in vain to get the book made in a movie. ABC had some success with getting the book on screen in 1994. The network was able to produce a six-hour miniseries from the book.

The euphoria that surrounded the book however seemed to have died down during the last decade.

Reports indicate that Universal Studios have assembled producers and script writers to make the book into a movie. The book’s rights are held by CBS and the network recently brought Warner Bros on board so that a movie could be made on it.

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