Ben Affleck To Direct 'The Stand'?

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Ben Affleck To Direct 'The Stand'?

Post  Apologist Puncher on Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:53 pm

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Ben Affleck Directs THE STAND?

Nordling here.

If this is true, I think it's a terrific choice. Ben Affleck looks to be Warner Brothers' choice to bring the Stephen King adaptation of THE STAND to the screen. What this means for David Yates and Steve Kloves is unclear, as they were at one point going to do the film (or series of films). I like Yates as a director but Affleck has proven that he can work with an ensemble as well, and direct riveting thillers and action sequences. This is a tough choice between the two as far as directors go, but I think Affleck has a better affinity with actors, judging from the films he's made so far.

I wonder if this opens up different ideas for casting as well, or if Affleck would bring in actors that he's worked with before. Jon Hamm would make a very interesting Randall Flagg, or Jeremy Renner a good Stu Redman. Or perhaps Affleck himself would play one of the roles. I think the jury's in at this point about Affleck, as a writer, director, and actor - he has the goods to bring this sprawling epic to the screen. It all comes down to the casting and the script, but Ben Affleck, for now, looks to be the man who will bring The Walking Dude to the screen.

Nordling, out.

Love the book, don't think it can fit into just ONE movie.

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Re: Ben Affleck To Direct 'The Stand'?

Post  webhead2006 on Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:24 pm

Nice find there ap. Ben has been doing very well as his career as director is. Cant wait to see what he does with the stand.

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Re: Ben Affleck To Direct 'The Stand'?

Post  thecolorsblend on Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:27 am

Sorta have to agree with the AICN guy as far as Affleck The Director goes. He's got good instincts there. I'd watch a Stand directed by him.

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Re: Ben Affleck To Direct 'The Stand'?

Post  non_amos on Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:40 am

I believe they decided to film it as 3 films all together like LORD OF THE RINGS. I don't have a link handy but I remember reading it at www.shocktillyoudrop.com & it seems like that's what they decided on. Stephen King himself said it couldn't be done in one film. If it were to be, they'd have to leave a lot out! You could possibly make a 2-hour film with the basic plot but then you'd have to butcher all the character development, dialogue, etc. The original is great but I'd pay to see a big-screen treatment, done right of course. But if each film were released every 6 months to 1 year, would Joe Public be willing to support it like he did with Rings?

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