Josh Boone Nearing Deal to Write, Direct Stephen King's 'The Stand

The “Fault in Our Stars” filmmaker will replace Scott Cooper on the epic adaptation from Warner Bros. and CBS Films

With buzz building around his adaptation of “The Fault in Our Stars, ” Josh Boone is nearing a deal to write and direct an adaptation of Stephen King’s acclaimed novel “The Stand” for Warner Bros. and CBS Films, TheWrap has learned.

An individual familiar with the studios’ plans tells TheWrap that Boone will adapt King’s epic novel as a single, R-rated movie that will be faithful to the book.

Warner Bros. and a representative for Boone did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Scott Cooper (“Out of the Furnace”) was most recently attached to direct, though he exited the project in November over creative differences. Ben Affleck and David Yates have also been involved with “The Stand” over the years.

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“The Stand” chronicles an epic battle between good and evil after the American population is all but wiped out by a deadly virus. Story follows a group of survivors who fight against an Antichrist-like figure named Randall Flagg.

Originally published in 1978, “The Stand” achieved cult-like status by the time it was re-released in 1990 with additions and revisions by King. The influential novel was adapted as a star-studded TV miniseries in 1994 starring Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald and Rob Lowe.

While Warner Bros. serves as the lead on “The Stand, ” CBS Films will co-produce and co-present the movie, which is being produced by Roy Lee and Jimmy Miller.

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Boone made his feature directorial debut with the indie comedy “Stuck in Love, ” which starred Greg Kinnear as a writer grappling with family problems. The film, which co-starred Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Logan Lerman and Kristen Bell, also featured a cameo from King, who is one of Boone’s childhood heroes.

“The Fault In Our Stars” is based on John Green’s bestselling novel of the same name, and stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. Boone directed from a screenplay written by Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter. Fox 2000 will release the movie on June 6.

Source: www.thewrap.com

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Publishing books online?

Although I prefer to read a real book, there are plenty of times when it would make better sense for me to have the book as a file so I could read it on my computer.
Do you think the day is coming where books will be sold as online/file versions along with traditional books and audio-books?
I seem to recall that somebody has even already tried this (was it Stephen king?)…
Certainly there would be music-industry-type profit concerns since people could share files P2P etc, but, hard to stop technology. And personally this is something I want, and the customer is always right
Of course plenty of public domain and public domain-ish writers like Poe and Lovecraft already have their entire bodies of work online

Is anyone here making an income as an author?

I read an article where Stephen King wrote that after expenses he only makes a little over 100K.
I used to make over 100K in software.
I authored a book that is selling fairly well. At least it is in Costo, Sam's Club etc.
There are many books I want to write. But most publishers only pay 10% royalties (based on what they sell the books for).
I also have some additional income teaching online. I can put my coursware into books too.
I know there is a literary forum. But I'm more wondering if anyone here is actually making a living income as a author.

Don't think it will happen...

Like you, there's nothing like having a solid book in hand to read. And it was Stephen King who was going for the online market of readers.
Unfortunately, if you google the concept, there isn't a market for online books. I do however see your point - and think - it would be a great opportunity for authors to publish the "before edit / original version" of their book. Meaning authors would be able to get their voice heard clearly before a junior-editor gets hold of it.
As a writer - I have to read it on paper in order to truly appreciate the beauty of the work. However, I do purchase audio versions of certain self-help books.

I'm still waiting for my check from salon.com

Yeh, sk's been reading literary authors lately, and has decided to be one himself!.
i dunno. that's a quaint thought. maybe he feels like he has something to say, and wants to make appearances, and do book tours. maybe he just thinks it will help sales, and it's a good idea to help sales, whether he's stephen king or not. rock stars make appearances and go on tour,so why not writers, eh?
i'm septikal about sk as a literary author. i did enjoy his long essay where he attacked literary author nicholson baker (quite viciously, i gotta say) but ive never read baker before, and honestly, king's attack on him just piqued my interest in baker as an author

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