Boone Delays “The Stand” For “Revival”

Josh Boone (“The Fault In Our Stars”) looks to have found his next film, an adaptation of Stephen King’s 2014 bestseller “Revival”.

The story follows a charismatic preacher who loses his faith when his wife and child are killed in a tragic accident. Unhinged from the religion, the preacher ruthlessly experiments with the healing but dangerous power of electrical current, positioning himself as God-like faith healer.

Intertwined with the preacher is a young man with demons of his own, who has benefited from the preacher’s talents and becomes a reluctant accomplice to his deadly obsession. Michael De Luca will produce and the pair have submitted the script to Universal.

Boone has been scripting to direct several projects including a new take on Anne Rice’s “Vampire Chronicles,” the “X-Men” spin-off “The New Mutants,” and most notably a feature adaptation of King’s magnum opus “The Stand”. Boone says he’s determined to make that film and has a cast in mind with verbal commitments in place, but the option at Warner Bros. Pictures has run out and the rights have reverted back to CBS Films which has slowed things down.

Due to that slow down, Boone has cleared his schedule for “Revival” which he hopes to helm this year. Boone is also working on a soon-to-be-announced three-season adaptation of Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins detective series at an unnamed network.

Source: Deadline