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Movie The Stand movie

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  1. mascan42

    mascan42 Registered User

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    There have been rumblings lately that Warners is looking to adapt The Stand into a 2-film project. Now word has come down that they've picked a director . . . Ben Affleck? "whaa"

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  2. NuttyJim

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    M-O-O-N that means "stop it with all the fucking remakes and reimagining"
     
  3. Neon

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    It's not technically a remake because the old one was a mini-series and this is a movie or movies. Kinda like the TV version of the Shinning wasn't a remake of the movie.
     
  4. fletcher

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    Didnt Affleck direct The Town? Id give him a shot, even though he seems to be a Scorsese wanna be.

    Holy shit, I totally forgot about the Shining TV show. What a steaming pile of dog vomit that was.
     
  5. kloraferm

    kloraferm Humor is reason gone mad

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    I thought I had read recently that David Yates was being considered.
     
  6. whiskeyguy

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    I don't know about Affleck doing this, but The Stand is something I wouldn't mind seeing done again. The miniseries was enjoyable because the story was good, but really it was made quit horribly.

    Stephen King needs to stick to his 30-second cameo in this one.
     
  7. Josh_R

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    I recently watched The Stand and was highly disappointed. It was bad, even for a Stephen King movie. I remember the book being fantastic; the movie/ miniseries was not.
     
  8. lockjaaaaww

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    i think I'd watch part 1 and skip part 2. I never cared for the second half of the book.
     
  9. Don the Radio Guy

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    The miniseries was well done, but it's dated. I might not mind seeing this done. One thing is for sure. If Gary Sinise isn't involved, it'll be shit. He was perfect in the miniseries. I'd even bring back Jamey Sheridan as Randall Flagg.
     
  10. kloraferm

    kloraferm Humor is reason gone mad

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    I was watching that the other day too. I remember seeing it when it first aired, and at the time I thought it was okay, but it really hasn't held up too well. I still think that Silver Bullet which came out around ten years earlier (based on the story Cycle Of The Werewolf) holds up a hell of alot better.
     
  11. LiddyRules

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    The giant hand of God was pretty gay
     
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    Between Gone Baby Gone and The Town i'll give it a chance.
     
  13. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    It wasn't well done. And it's horribly dated. But I do think the casting was great.

    "He didn't even know the capital of Iowa"
     
  14. whiskeyguy

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    Sinise was great but he might be too old for the part now. Sheridan did a decent job... now I may be crazy here but I think Kurt Russell could pull of a Randall Flagg pretty damn well. His character in Death Proof kinda matched what I always thought Flagg would be like after reading the novel.
     
  15. Don the Radio Guy

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    They had the same haircut. I bet that's what led you to that idea. Great idea, too. Kurt Russel would be great in that role. If Gary Sinise is too old, how about Aaron Paul? Though he might be better in the pop singer character, whatever his name was.
     
  16. kloraferm

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    What about Sinise as Randall Flagg?
     
  17. Don the Radio Guy

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    Interesting, but I don't buy him as the bad guy in this. Maybe if he weren't originally involved.

    Knowing Hollywood this will be the cast:

    Stu: Seth Rogan
    Frannie: Lindsay Lohan
    Flagg: Adam Sandler
    Tom Cullen: Justin Bieber
    Mother Abigail: Eddie Murphy
     
  18. whiskeyguy

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    Paul would be great as the pop singer actually.

    You forgot where Affleck inserts himself into the movie... I personally bet he plays Captain Trips somehow...
     
  19. jagsfans

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    I really like Affleck's previous movies, but I don't know about this. I'd like to see Duncan Jones or Neill Blomkamp take on "The Stand".
     
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    I was kinda thinking John Hillcoat might be good for this project. He would be great if they wanted to go for a grittier and darker look.
     
  21. Mother Shucker

    Mother Shucker I'm over here now.

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    Two movies? At most six hours? I think you would need about ten to tell that story well. But what the fuck do I know?
     
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    A very good choice also.
     
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    Michael Bay. Also, Captain Tripps turns everyone into Zombies.
     
  24. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    I can definitely see it being enough. It's only one book. GoT gets 10 hours per book, and it's considered a fuck of a lot. Plus I think there is a belated, growing consensus that King (nerd and overrated writer that he is) goes wrong a lot. That's not to say that I don't think he should have released the expanded version with 300+ new pages of character development. It was the shit, and maybe one of the best ever decisions in the literature universe. But still, it's King. Maybe there were some portions from the original version that were drawn-out and unnecessary.
     
  25. lockjaaaaww

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    and captain tripps will be a Character.
     

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