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Is the “Harry Potter” team really doing “The Stand?”

By Sean O’Connell Stephen King’s “The Stand” may be coming to theaters in a multi-part adaptation that will be shepherded by “Harry Potter” teammates David Yates (director) and Steve Kloves (screenwriter).

I use the term “may” because, despite some excellent reporting by HitFix’s Drew McWeeny, Stephen King movie adaptation stories tend to make me feel like Charlie Brown lining up to kick that football. And Hollywood, in this lame analogy, is Lucy, pulling the ball away time after time as I’m preparing to boot it through the uprights.

Remember Ron Howard’s planned “Dark Tower” adaptation? Finished. Remember earlier “The Stand” rumors? Kaput.

Granted, if anyone can bring King’s sprawling epic of survivors banding together in a post-virus wasteland of America to defeat an evil force, it would be Yates and Kloves, who successfully steered the “Potter” franchise to a thrilling and satisfying close. Can they work some of their magic – pun intended – on King’s tale?

McWeeny isn’t sure if Warner Bros. is going to give the duo two or three films to flesh out their vision. “Word is that the deals are now coming together quickly, and that this is a priority project for the studio and for Vertigo Pictures, which will produce,” he writes.

So we’ll wait. And hope. And line up to kick the football once again. Will Lucy make us look like fools?

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One Comment

  • August 11, 2011 | Permalink |

    The original made-for-television version of “The Stand” was pretty good! Ruby Dee as mother, Rob Lowe as a deaf-mute…what’s not to like? That one was pretty distinct, and memorable. Though, the one end-of-civilization remake I’d like to see on screen is “On the Beach”

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