Stephen King's "The Stand" will receive a feature film adaption, according to Heat Vision.
Warner Bros. and CBS Films are spearheading the project, which may include multiple films. King will participate in the adaption, although his role is still unknown.
The studios and producers will now look at potential writers and directors to sign aboard.
CBS, who held the rights to "The Stand," ignited a bidding war over it after they realized the best way to undertake the project was with a partner. Before Warner Bros. secured the deal, Twentieth Century Fox and Sony Pictures Entertainment had dueled for the opportunity.
Originally published in 1978, "The Stand" follows a group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world as they struggle against an Antichrist-like being.
George A. Romero ("Night of the Living Dead") and Warner Bros. both attempted to launch a movie adaptation in the '80s, but it was ABC who finally pushed the project forward as a six-hour miniseries in 1994. Marvel Comics also adapted it in recent years.
Meanwhile, Universal is mounting an ambitious take on King's "The Dark Tower" with Ron Howard ("The Da Vinci Code ") at the helm. The project will span three movies and include a limited run television series or a miniseries.
About the Author