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Scott Cooper To Write/Direct Stephen King’s The Stand

Warner Bros has been plugging away at a feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s tome The Stand for some time now. Ben Affleck was previously in talks to write and direct the adaptation but due to cough-Batman-cough other commitments he’s dropped out.

Well, Warner has quickly found a replacement for Mr Affleck. Scott Cooper writer and director of Crazy Heart and Out Of The Furnace. There’s currently no cast or release date announced. Expect those to happen when Cooper’s script is further along. Due to the fact that the partnership between Legendary and Warners has now dissolved, you can expect them to be moving quickly to get bigger budget franchise capable films going soon.

There’s no word yet about how many films Cooper is shooting to make The Stand into. The book is very sizable and if the television mini-series is anything to go by, there’s a lot of story to tell.

Cooper seems like an interesting choice. One that will hopefully work out for Warner Bros.

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