It looks like Warner Bros., CBS Films and director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) have seen sense over their plan to adapt Stephen King’s apocalyptic epic The Stand as a single three-hour movie, with The Wrap reporting that negotiations are underway with Showtime for an eight-part TV series that will then culminate with a feature film.
According to the site, the “star-studded” miniseries will commence production early next year, with Boone “expected to set his sights on several A-listers, many of whom have become more interested in doing limited TV in the wake of HBO’s True Detective.”
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Speaking of True Detective, Matthew McConaughey has previously been linked to the role of both Randall Flagg and Stu Redman, although there’s been no further word on his involvement. It’s also unclear whether Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) will remain involved given the change of plans, but if filming is going to get underway early in 2016, then expect plenty of casting news over the coming months.