Is Josh Boone really going to be the one to carry The Stand feature film across the finish line? After a few false starts and other directors on board, it certainly sounds like it based on the way he's been talking about it in the press. Last month, he was talking about how he was writing a part with actor Nat Wolff in mind. Now, he's providing more updates while on the press tour for his film The Fault in Our Stars.
Weíre gonna do one three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board. Every single one of those characters will be somebody you recognize and somebody you relate to. And itís gonna be awesome. Iím really excited. Itís the most exciting thing Iíve ever got to do in my entire life. If 12-year-old me had ever known that one day Iíd be doing this, to even just go back and look at that kid, Iíd be like, Keep doing what youíre doing! Itís just crazy. Iíve met so many actors over the years, and like, when I met Stephen King, I hugged him with tears in my eyes. He meant that much to me when I was young. I still say everything I learned about writing I learned from Stephen King. I donít read screenplays. I donít read screenplay how-to books. Itís always just, establish the character. Establish the character.
And wow, does "The Stand" have a lot of characters to work from. We're still hesitant to think he can distill this tale into a 3-hour film, but we shall see!