Josh Boone ("The Fault In Our Stars") is in early talks to direct the film adaptation of Stephen King's epic novel "The Stand" at Warner Bros. and CBS Films.
Boone is just the latest filmmaker to be attached. Scott Cooper, Ben Affleck and David Yates were all attached and the later departed the project which has been struggling to come together.
The novel, first published in 1978 and revised in 1990, is a story of good vs. evil after a virus wipes out most of the American population. The survivors end up fighting the Antichrist-like Randall Flagg.
Jimmy Miller and Roy Lee are still slated to produce.
Boone grew up in a household where King's books were banned, forcing him to rip covers off of Christian books and tape them to King books just so he could slyly read them.
His mother found his cop of "The Stand" and burned it in the fireplace. A then 12-year-old Boone wrote a letter to the author who responded by sending him a box filled with his books and a letter written in the front covers of them - an impressive enough act his parents lifted the ban.
Source: Heat Vision