Warner Bros. Takes A Gamble, Splits 'The Stand' Into 4 Films
Warner Bros. is taking a risk on something other than superheroes and young adult novels by bringing "The Stand" to the silver screen.By Ben Lawson | November 21, 2014
Right now Hollywood seems unwilling to take a risk on any big-budget project unless it wears a cape or was born out of the pages of a young adult novel, but Warner Bros. is breaking that mold.
There has been buzz for a while now that the studio was looking to adapt Stephen King's post-apocalyptic novel "The Stand" into a feature film. But when writer and director Josh Boone handed over a script for the film and requested a budget of $87 million, he received a better reaction than he was hoping for.
He told Kevin Smith on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, "They came back and said, 'Would you do it as multiple films?' and I said, 'F*** yes!' I loved my script, and I was willing to drop it in an instant because you're able to do an even truer version that way. So I think we are going to do like four movies."