The Stand (2013)

Big Tom Callahan February 3, 2011 12

The Stand is a famous Stephen King novel that has been made into a TV series, but will now be made into a major motion picture in 2013. This future movie looks to take the darker approach that King took in the novel.

The Stand

The plot is rather awesome, and follows the Stephen King novel. It deals with a post-apocalyptic world. The interesting thing is, the book is divided into three parts, so right away we have to wonder why the movie isn’t going to do the same? There is almost too much information to squeeze into one movie.

Anyways, the plot is based around the decaying world after the release of biological weapons, including the Flu. Society is being torn apart by violence, martial law fails.. and a few survivors manage to come together to survive the new world.

You can probably already tell how many writers have copied King’s original story, as The Stand is essentially the plot for many successful ‘last man standing’ movies the last thirty years.

I’m summarizing here, but you get the general idea for the plot of The Stand.

The Stand Release Date

Looks like a summer 2013 release date.

Who’s In It?

Casting has just started

What’s Good About It?

A great story, by one of the greatest literary minds to ever have existed.

What’s Bad About It?

The Stand should be three movies, not one.

Our Clever Prediction

Steven King novels have a mixed rate of success when translated to the big screen, but we have to believe The Stand will be awesome, like the novel.

12 Comments »

  1. AuntieBunny June 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm -

    I first read The Stand back in 1987 & now have the complete & uncut ver which includes more than 500 added pages & have the movie on 2 dvds, love it. I can’t see anyone making a shorter movie than what’s already been done. There was too much missing & a lot of differences between the book & movie but it was fabulous. I will probably watch the new one just to see.