CBS All Access, CBS’s subscription streaming service, announced on Thursday that Stephen King will write the last part of The Stand, their miniseries adaptation of the author’s 1978 bestselling novel of the same name. King’s contribution to the upcoming 10-episode limited event series will be a new coda for the story that won’t be found in the book.
During a presentation on Thursday at the Television Critics Association, per Deadline, CBS All Access EVP Julie McNamara said:
Just a few months ago Oscar-nominated screenwriter Steve Kloves (Wonder Boys, the Harry Potter movies) was in talks to pen the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s epic horror-fantasy novel The Stand for director David Yates.
Since then both Kloves and Yates have left the production and the director’s chair has been filled for the moment by actor-director Ben Affleck, on a career hot streak after the critical and commercial success of his 2010 crime drama The Town. Now Affleck has found his writer of choice for the project, and it is David Kajganich.
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, Tuesday, November 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.
Back in August we reported that Warner Bros. had signed Harry Potter writer-director team Steve Kloves and David Yates to work their magic on an epic adaptation of Stephen King’s epic 1978 apocalyptic horror fantasy The Stand, which had previously been made into a television miniseries for ABC in 1994.
Now it appears that Kloves and Yates have departed the project, and according to Deadline, a new director has stepped in: Ben Affleck.