David Yates and Steve Kloves Take On Stephen King's The Stand

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If this adaptation doesn't kick off with "Don't Fear the Reaper" playing over a panorama of dead lab workers, I will demand my money back.
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Seriously, this is one of the best opening sequences ever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z04Co46-Faw…

Before the mostly terrible ensemble cast comes in and craps all over most of the film.
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F U Zed. Now I'm not going to get anything done 'cause I gotta watch The Stand again. *shakes fist*
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In my memory The Stand has the dubious honor of being one of the few books that I've ever put down without finishing. When I was in middle school I liked 'Salem's Lot and The Eyes of the Dragon well enough, but over three hundred pages into The Stand I got sick of the simplistic manichaen worldview and general slowness.

I keep telling myself I'll come back to King as an adult, and give him another shot. Young me really hated that book. Maybe adult me would find something to like.
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Happy crappy!!!!
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M O O N, that spells Laura San Giacomo better be in this freaking remake.
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No one ever needed an editor more than Stephen King.
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What the world REALLY needs is a remake of "Maximum Overdrive," am I right?
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Zed: You're not wrong there.
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@Zed, atomic: Robopocalypse is basically Maximum Overdrive taken to its logical/ludicrous conclusion.

http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/ro…
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I think the Dark Tower series would be a much better target for these guys. Lots more magic and creatures in that one. It'd be a better fit for them, and might translate to the screen better.