We just heard that his 1978 novel, The Stand, will be adapted for the big screen in a joint production by CBS and Warner Bros. Apparently the book-to-film treatment has been a long time coming, though the last drive ended with a punt to a 1994 TV miniseries starring Gary Sinise and Molly Ringwald that got mixed reviews.

No word yet on who will write the script, or who will star in the iconic roles of Stu Redman, Frannie Goldsmith or Randall Flagg. Though The Stand is certainly cinematic, I'm not sure that a two—or even three—hour film can cover this 1,000-page (in the 1990 uncut version, anyway) behemoth, which features dozens of characters and epic, converging storylines.That said, I'll probably see it anyway. What do you think?

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