We have known that Josh Boone director of A Fault in Our Stars is set to direct the movie but According to The Wrap we are getting something completely different. They are reporting that Boone is set to direct and write an eight part mini-series followed by an epic movie. If that is the case this will be something unprecedented.
As fans of Stephen King's book know The Stand is about a group of people that survive an apocalyptic plaque. The survivors of the plaque are drawn by their dreams to either Colorado or Las Vegas. The Stand is one of King's longest books and turning it into a movie always seemed like a big undertaking. It has previously been turned into an 8 hour miniseries in the 90's. Doing an 8 episode miniseries then a movie allows the filmmakers to really get into the back story of the characters before the final confrontation between good and evil in the movie. While nothing like this has been done before if done correctly it can work. If you look at something like The Avengers while you don't need to see the previous 5 movies to enjoy the movie it helps. Right now the talk is that the mini series will be on Showtime but no specific deal has been worked out yet.
With popular miniseries like True Detectives a lot of stars feel comfortable doing one and shouldn't be hard to get a great cast together. Something like this has been talked about for another Stephen King adaption of the Dark Tower Series but that never happened.
Let us know what you think of this idea.