CBS All Access: The Stand

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies

Out of the published dozens of possible movies we could instantly take from the extensive library of Stephen King, he takes a knee and willingly gives us another modern remake. This time he remade The Stand, which will premiere later this year. The horror author has partnered with director Josh Boone and CBS All Access.


The Stand series has been in the works for almost 2 years, but CBS is reporting that it will finally premiere in the States on December 17, with weekly episodes rolling out thereafter. No UK debut has been set(sorry my friends). The novel was authored in 1978 (and previously adapted wonderfully for TV in 1994), it will be eerily as it takes place during a destructive pandemic.


Most know the adapted story: Various factions battle for control of this post-apocalyptic earth, as an eternal struggle between the dark and the light, takes place between the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) and The Man in Black (Alexander Skarsgård). This version like the last Stand has an all-star cast. Amber Heard, Odessa, Marilyn Manson, Katherine McNamara, Nat Wolff, and James Marsden are only just some of the cast.


Producer Benjamin Cavell announced on Social Media: "During the two years we spent making The Stand, we all felt the responsibility of adapting what may be the most beloved work of one of the world's most beloved storytellers, but none of us could have imagined that Stephen King's 40-year-old masterpiece about a global pandemic would come to be so eerily relevant. We're honored to tell this sprawling, epic story, including a new coda that Stephen King has wanted to add for decades. We're so proud of this show and its attempt to find meaning and hope in the most uncertain of times. We can't wait to share it with the world."


I have a feeling like IT; horror fans will be split between the classic from 94 and the new sparkly version. But as long as we get more entertainment in a world of limited to no releases and postponed premieres, anything new is good news. I am looking forward to the new coda, be it a new score, or added story. I enjoy new things.

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