The comic book deal of the day over at Things From Another World today is Stephen King‘s The Stand: Captain Trips Premium Hardcover for only $4.99 (that’s 80% off the list price of $24.99).
Note – This deal is valid only for today, Saturday, October 1, 2011, til 11:59PM PST while supplies last.
This premium hardcover edition collects the Marvel comic book series The Stand Captain Trips #1-5 from the creative team of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Mike Perkins.
Visit the TFAW’s Deal of the Day page to view the hours left in the sale as well as quantities left on the item. Also, the sale version is a “nick and dent” so if it does sell out before the end of the day, there’s also the brand new version on sale for only $14.99.
Drew McWeeny over at HitFix is reporting that David Yates and Steve Kloves, the director and writer team who collaborated on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts I and II, will reteam for a cinematic adaptation of The Stand, Stephen King‘s epic novel of fantasy and horror depicting humankind’s struggle to endure in a world ravaged by a virus and preyed upon by a dark figure known only as Randall Flagg (a.k.a. The Walkin’ Dude).
The book was first published in 1978, but in 1990 King published an expanded edition, which subsequently served as source material for a television miniseries directed by Mick Garris that aired on ABC in 1994 and starred Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Ruby Dee, Rob Lowe, Miguel Ferrer, Shawnee Smith, and Jamey Sheridan as Flagg. Prior to that, George Romero attempted a single film version with a screenplay by Rospo Pallenberg (Excalibur), but the project never got off the ground.
Fans of Stephen King have surely read his popular work, The Stand. Some of you may have even seen the TV miniseries of the same name that was based on the book and aired in 1994. But to this date, a movie adaptation has never existed.
It’s been announced that Warner Brothers and CBS Films are teaming up to bring The Stand to a theater near you with the first feature film adaptation of King’s novel. The studios will develop and produce the movies together while WB will handle all of the marketing and distribution efforts. CBS will also have the option to co-finance the movie, as well.
At the moment, no talent is attached to the project, and it’s unclear what King’s involvement in the development might be (though he is expected to take part). It’s planned everyone will chat with potential writers and directors in the coming weeks to determine who will face the arduous tasks of adapting the 823-page book (or perhaps the 1,141-page uncut version?) into a 120-150-minute movie, and who will put it all to screen competently.