Saturday, 5 February 2011

Stephen King fans?

Exciting news! There is possibly going to be a film version of Stephen King's book The Stand! Apparently the great man himself is not convinced by the whole thing but I would love to see it!

If you don't know the story, it's a post-apocalyptic book, after a plague has wiped out 99.9% of the human race. Cheerful stuff, eh? But really it's a book all about how the survivors try to carry on and it becomes something a lot more - a metaphor for the battle between good and evil. There's a strong plot and really believable characters - it's the kind of book you are sad to finish and I still pick it up to re-read it every so often.

They made a mini-series in the eighties or nineties which I've seen. It was actually quite well-cast, apart from the actress who plays Fran the main female character. Anyway if you want more info you can find it here.

4 comments:

Vatche said...

I just heard that news today.

They are also remaking another favorite Stephen King book of mine, IT, and also making a TV series and movie based on the DARK TOWER books. Stephen King is going to rule the television sets and movie screens!

Cool post, Debbie, and write on!

Penelope said...

Hi Debbie! I think The Stand is an incredible book, and it's stood the test of time. I also think the television adaptation was pretty well done. (As was "It"--the scariest thing I have ever seen on TV). Wasn't Molly Ringwald Fran? Did you think she was mis-cast? I would be very interested in watching a big-screen adaptation of that book!

Debbie McCune *Notebook to Novel* said...

Hi guys,

Glad I'm not the only one loving The Stand! You're both recommending th TV version of IT so must check that out too... As to Molly Ringwald Penelope - yes afraid I thought she was a dreadful Fran! She was very wooden for me and I found her nagging and irritating. She just didn't seem like the Fran in the book...

Lisa said...

One of my absolute favorite books of all time! I read it as a teen, more than once, and encouraged my own daughter to read it as well. She has since "turned on" her friends to it. I'm not sure if I want to see a movie based on the book, though, because I'm usually disappointed in the interpretation; but I will reserve judgment.

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