Boone Makes A Stand…?

By Dr. Know on May 6th, 2014

Well, it looks like Warner Bros. has found a director for the latest reinterpretation of Stephen King’s The Stand - writer/director Josh Boone (Stuck in Love).

While talking it up with MTV News about his latest, The Fault in Our Stars, Boone casually mentioned the unconfirmed news.

“The emotional connection that they have to that book [Fault] is so deep I think a lot about,” Boone said. “The reason I can understand that sort of fandom is when I was their age, I loved Stephen King with all of my heart. I wrote him letters when I was a kid, he wrote me back, and sent me some signed books. I put him in my first movie and now I’m adapting and directing The Stand for Warner Bros.

“When I was a kid, his books meant that much to me, so I totally understand the obsession. you have things that root themselves in you. The things that you love as a kid are the hardest to shake. You will always love them.”

In addition to the news that Boone is writing and directing the movie, it looks like we may have the first bit of casting news, even if the role remains unclear. While describing his love for actor Nat Wolff, star of Boone’s Stuck in Love, Boone revealed the aforementioned would not be their last collaboration.

“He’s my buddy. He’s my lucky rabbit’s foot, he’ll be in every movie. We’ve made a gentleman’s agreement,” he said. “I’m writing a role for him in The Stand. I love him. He’s one of my favorite actors on the planet and one of my favorite human beings.”

Still no ETA on when cameras might roll.