And nine other things he has to say about it
Author, and former Entertainment Weekly contributor, Stephen King listed off ten things he wanted to say about the upcoming feature film adaptation of “The Stand.” Mind you, the book was made into a mini-series directed by Mick Garris. Warner Bros. now wants to take a crack at the material. Here are King’s thoughts:
1. No one will be able to top Gary Sinise, who played Stu Redman in the original ABC miniseries. He was perfect. When he says âYou donât know nothingâ to the soldiers who are putting him under mandatory quarantine, you believe his contempt completely. My runner-up pick would be Jake Gyllenhaal.
2. I didnât know anything about the remake until I read about it on the Internet.
3. You absolutely canât make it as a two-hour movie. If it was a trilogy of filmsâ¦maybe.
4. Molly Ringwald wonât be playing Fran Goldsmith this time.
5. Rutger Hauer is a little too old to play the Walkinâ Dude, and thatâs too bad.
6. People whoâve seen Kubrickâs The Shining dislike the miniseries I wrote (and my amigo Mick Garris directed) even if they havenât seen it. Thatâs always annoyed me. But the wheel of karma turns! This time people will probably say, âThe miniseries was lots better.â BUTâ¦
7. â¦historically speaking, movie studios blow the budget on things like this, so maybe itâll be fun to look at. The dough certainly isnât going to me, although if it is a trilogy, and if it makes a lot of money, I might be able to buy a chicken dinner at Popeyeâs. Great slaw!
8. Molly Ringwald will probably not play the Trashcan Man, either, but Billy Bob Thornton would be cool. Billy Bobâs always cool.
9. They need to write in a lot of heavy-metal for the soundtrack.
10. M-O-O-N, that spells âyou probably wonât see this anytime soon.â And when you do, Woody Allen wonât be directing it. Or Molly Ringwald.
Source: Entertainment Weekly