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AICN has your first look at new art from Marvel's upcoming THE STAND book, Part 1 of 3!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with something really cool thanks to our friends at Marvel. Over the next three days you’ll get to see some exclusive art from their upcoming comic adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel THE STAND, illustrated by Mike Perkins and written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa as well as interviews with those two gentlemen. Today kicks off that three-day event with a look at two pieces of art. First up is the cover for the second issue (click to make big):

Nice, huh? One danger of doing THE STAND as a book is watching it deballed. I don’t know about you guys, but after seeing Mick Garris’ noble and still kinda likable attempt at a network TV version of the movie, the only way I want to see another adaptation is if they go all the way with the horror of it, sell the hardcore aspects of Captain Trips and The Walkin’ Dude’s evil. The second piece I’m going to premiere tonight kind of assuages those fears. Behold Captain Trips (click to make big):

Tomorrow I’ll be back with an interview with a chat with the illustrator, Mike Perkins as well as some more visual goodies. With this and The Dark Tower series going on at Marvel, it’s a good time to be a Stephen King fan. -Quint

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  • July 21, 2008, 11:28 p.m. CST


    by Jubba

    I like!

  • July 21, 2008, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Looks nice

    by caruso_stalker217

    But will I actually read it?

  • July 21, 2008, 11:30 p.m. CST

    What the hell is wrong with the homepage?!

    by thebearovingian

    AICN, get your house in order!!

  • July 21, 2008, 11:30 p.m. CST

    When is it released?

    by Jubba


  • July 21, 2008, 11:31 p.m. CST

    It kicks off...

    by Quint

    September '08, I believe.

  • July 21, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    So this is the one where Satan bangs the hot chicks?

    by thebearovingian

    Yeah, that's the ticket.

  • July 21, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST

    the Stand tv miniseries

    by Magic Rat

    started out great, the first 2 hours were wonderful - then, like ever Stephen King adaptation ever, it completely fell apart in the second half. <br> <br> The last part was laughably bad, but the beginning ruled. Same with IT.

  • July 21, 2008, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Best Steven King novel

    by BrightEyes

    Can't wait to read the comic

  • July 21, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Look promising.

    by Onyx390

    I didn't care too much for the other Stephen King books I've read, but the Stand was definitely a great book. Can't wait for the graphic novel.

  • July 21, 2008, 11:46 p.m. CST

    The beginning of the TV miniseries.....

    by otm shank

    with the camera panning down the halls of dead bodies in the military base while Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't fear the Reaper" played was kick ass. Plus it had Kareem Abdul-Jabbar!

  • July 21, 2008, 11:49 p.m. CST

    The Stand...

    by depalma25 one of the great epic literary works of our time. The network tv adaptation was...well, what it was: passably entertaining if completely uninspired. This comic is fine and dandy, but I'm waiting for a great film director to launch this into the stratosphere.

  • July 22, 2008, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Thanks Quint

    by Jubba

    I'll be checking this out...have kept up with the other King comics recently........... PS I emailed you a review of The Rocker...check it out in case you feel like posting it. :)

  • July 22, 2008, 12:20 a.m. CST

    That first one

    by kungfuhustler84

    is pretty amazing. And the second just confirms that the original's style and mood will be preserved. I'm excited.

  • July 22, 2008, 12:21 a.m. CST


    by memento108

    I'm actually a little horrified by that second pic.....awesomeness!

  • July 22, 2008, 12:21 a.m. CST

    The Stand was gnarly

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    I have read that mamoth tomb 3 times, the unabridged recent version, and let me tell you that no comic book will come close to capturing all of the nuance and factors of that book. So my question is, why try? <P> I will give Mick Garris credit, I thought he got as close as we will probably ever get. To the dude that said it got worse, I hate to tell you but that was all the story. The split between good and evil, Mother Abigail leadin the chillin' to ColoRAYdo, and her ultimate prophecy telling the boys to go to Vegas on foot. Yep, that was all King, and I for one loved it, but that's just me, I think his work is awesome.

  • July 22, 2008, 12:22 a.m. CST

    was this where the hand of god blew up the nuke at the end?

    by Amy Chasing

    and if that's a spoiler then so is letting you know that IT ends up being a giant spider. Stephen King: so much good material to choose from and make crap from. Don't even get me started on Dreamcatcher or Hearts In Atlantis. Shawshank Redemption was good though. :)

  • July 22, 2008, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Quint how many issues will this run?

    by Xiphos_2

    Being such a large densely plotted story will the issues run double size or longer then 12 issues?<p>

  • July 22, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST

    The Stand miniseries had its moments...

    by Somerichs

    The casting for Stu Redman, Tom Cullen and Nick Andros was pretty damn inspired, imho. Jamey Sheridan as the walkin dude sucked ass, though, as did Laura San Giacomo as Nadine (among others). They were also hamstrung by being on network telly. Don't ask me why, and you all will prolly say i'm nuts for it, but i always pictured Dennis Miller in my head as Larry Underwood. Kooky, I know...

  • July 22, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST

    oh yeah, I'll check out the comic for sure...

    by Somerichs

    why not?

  • July 22, 2008, 12:33 a.m. CST

    that artwork is ill

    by TotalFreedom

    That's exactly what the TV miniseries failed to deliver, that putrifying landscape where the recently dead are festering and making the cities uninhabitable.

  • July 22, 2008, 12:43 a.m. CST

    my favorite book ever.

    by imageburn13

    I found a copy of the Stand: the complete uncut edition (1421 pages) and was captivated every page, beginning to end. Love the characters, and it has some of the most horrifying images I've ever come across. I regard this as Kings best. The Shining is his 2nd best.

  • July 22, 2008, 12:56 a.m. CST

    will it fix the end?

    by j_difool

    king's ending for that novel sucked my balls... and it did not suck them well. i think king was really high on coke when he started writing about the Hand of God.

  • July 22, 2008, 1:03 a.m. CST

    CAn anyone tell me...

    by The Dum Guy

    Is there a big difference between (other than pages) to the orginal copy of the Stand and the uncut one?<br><br>Haven't read the book since I was like fourteen... maybe I'll get to re-reading it after if finish Atlas Shrugged, Catch-22 and some Kafka books.

  • July 22, 2008, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Terrific artwork!

    by LoneGun

    Makes me think THE STAND might work better as a comic book than as a movie. I've lost all memory of the mini-series. I loved the novel but have to admit feeling somewhat unsatisfied by the ending. I'm looking forward to hearing more about this comic book adaptation.

  • July 22, 2008, 1:21 a.m. CST

    dark tower?

    by wyvern

    When are they going to make that into a movie?j/k(sort of..I do think it would work as a animae.Not as a mini series.)I still have yet to finish reading the stand.I watched the mini series 1 1/2 recently on the sci fi channel.Good beggining but ehh.None of his adaptions have held up recently but shawshank and misery off the top of head.Damn I almost forgot about the mist I enjoyed that too.

  • July 22, 2008, 1:23 a.m. CST

    the stand

    by wyvern

  • July 22, 2008, 1:25 a.m. CST


    by wyvern

    is also in youtube too.Worth watching at least for the first part.More cowbell please.

  • July 22, 2008, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Dark Tower: The Movie

    by Baked

    Would probably make me slit my wrists. What a horrible ball of mediocre dialogue that crap was.

  • July 22, 2008, 2 a.m. CST

    Hope it's better than the TV movie...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    The miniseries was about as scary as a Granola bar. And I'm someone who can't watch Hannibal Lecter or SAW movies, because they're too disturbing to me. I'm still trying to work up the nerve to finish watching The Mist.<p>King's feature films: Awesome. King's TV films: Astonishingly lame.

  • July 22, 2008, 2:10 a.m. CST

    The only way to do The Stand Justice...

    by Amadeo Zeller

    is to a 10 to 12 hour mini-series on HBO or Showtime...At least on one of those outlets, the story won't be hindered by "STANDARD AND PRACTICES" that regular network tv has to adhere to. You could have Stephen King write the screen play and on the shortlist to direct, i'd say Frank Darabont or Zack Snyder...As far as the walking dude is concerned - Nathan Fillion was born to play Randall Flag. If you don't believe me, then checkout his stint as Caleb on Buffy The Vampire Slayer beginning with the ep. Dirty Girls during the seventh season.

  • July 22, 2008, 2:11 a.m. CST


    by Amadeo Zeller

    *is to do a*

  • July 22, 2008, 2:12 a.m. CST


    by tbransonlives

    That spells lame.

  • July 22, 2008, 2:31 a.m. CST

    the mini series sucked ass

    by bacci40

    bad casting...took all the horror out of cries for a remake on hbo

  • July 22, 2008, 2:34 a.m. CST

    For Randall Flag...

    by macheesmo3

    2 words - Steven Seagal Inspiring right! :-)

  • July 22, 2008, 2:36 a.m. CST

    I don't think it sucked ass

    by wyvern

    It sucked more like an arm pit or balls.Just because it had gary sinese,rob lowe and molly ringwold.I could have sucked like langoleirs or the remake of the shining.

  • July 22, 2008, 2:53 a.m. CST


    by depalma25 should be a movie critic with that vocabulary. That last sentence is not even English. If you're drunk, fine, but just go to bed, stop wasting everyone else's time. You fucking loser.

  • July 22, 2008, 3:11 a.m. CST


    by wyvern

    how the fuck did you know I was drunk and I must be a loser to be posting in a talkback this late.So what does that make you?Someone bitching about a late night post by a fellow talkbacker equals what exactly?

  • July 22, 2008, 3:15 a.m. CST


    by wyvern

    and I am not disagreeing with my use of english.I should have reread it.I have seen much worse in talkbacks on here at least in my defense.

  • July 22, 2008, 3:18 a.m. CST

    damn you The Amazing G....

    by The Dum Guy

    Is that 'G' for genie or gangsta?<br><br>Why did I not need to know that Flagg winds up on an island... why?<br><br>But, then again he died by a spider bite.

  • July 22, 2008, 3:31 a.m. CST

    Steven Seagal for the walking dude

    by David Cloverfield

    You were right. That is inspired. Holy shit.

  • July 22, 2008, 3:31 a.m. CST

    The highlight of the TV movie

    by sean bean

    was Laura San Giacomo's dirty pillows

  • July 22, 2008, 5:59 a.m. CST

    The Stand Miniseries Could have Worked

    by Itchy

    if they rewrote it to have Molly Ringwald taking it in the ass from Harold, rather than that ugly chick from Just Shoot Me. Actually, the only way to make the Stand work as a movie would be to cut it up - way too much for one film.

  • July 22, 2008, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Baby, Can You Dig Your Man?

    by LaserPants

    He's a righteous man.

  • July 22, 2008, 6:15 a.m. CST

    The Stand Miniseries Could Have Worked

    by LaserPants

    If somebody else did it, it featured a completely different cast, and it was done on cable. As it stands (heh) it was a disaster on par with King's abysmal Shining tv show. (You know it must just torture him to madness that Kubrick's film surpassed his book by such a tremendous degree that it all but mades the source material irrelevant.)

  • July 22, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST

    King's Shining > Kubrick's Shining

    by ciroslive

    In regards to being an adaptation of 'The Shining'. Kubrick's version just enough elements from the book to be considered a filmed version of it. Had AICN been around back then, you'd all be ripping Kubrick for making so many changes, regardless of its final quality...

  • July 22, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    i once read part of the book

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    to a girlfriend. i was in the motherland, she was visiting NYC. i read her the part where they have to walk through the Lincoln Tunnel backed up with the dead traffic jam.<p>she wasn't too happy with me.

  • July 22, 2008, 7:41 a.m. CST

    and also

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    if they make it long enough, a comic adaptation could be bad ass.

  • July 22, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST

    My understanding...

    by BangoSkank

    is that it'll be cut up into miniseries, just like they're doing with the DT adaptations.... The first is called Captain Trips. No details on how many, issues or minis.....

  • July 22, 2008, 8:08 a.m. CST

    how the fuck

    by Dijjot

    are they gonna pull of that hand of god shit in a comic without it being dissapointing?

  • July 22, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Its marvel so

    by Diagnostic

    they could have Galactus' hand show up.

  • July 22, 2008, 8:17 a.m. CST

    The entire world...

    by Kid Z

    ...destroyed by... SNOT!

  • July 22, 2008, 8:23 a.m. CST


    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    a lot easier than on TV, thats for sure.

  • July 22, 2008, 8:36 a.m. CST

    From what i heard it's five arcs...

    by Sailor Rip

    ...thirty issues total. Yes, that's entirely from wiki.

  • July 22, 2008, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Still my favourite book-I reckon they need a proper film adaptat

    by RockLobster800

    I mean we know Kings work can be done well if its in the right hands, and although Garris's adaptation is watchable, he dropped the ball too much-the crappy visions of mother abagail at the end, Flagg turning into a demon every five seconds for no reason and all that rubbish. I reckon they need at least two films to cover the story or a mini series of LOST style budget....and seeing as he has yet to fail King, I reckon Frank Darabont is the guy to do it (anyone who has seen the end of The Mist knows the guy can tackle apocalyptic devastation...and I mean DEVASTATION... that ending was a kick in the teeth for Tom Jane that Ive yet to see topped). Being a fanboy Ive also drawn up my ideal cast : Stu Redman: Nathan Fillion, Fran Goldsmith: Zooey Deschanel/Lizzy Caplan, Larry: Joaquin Phoenix (not really in Johnny Cash mode, but more strung out junkie mode), Nick:Jared Leto. Randall Flagg: Danny Huston, Nadine Cross: Janeane Garoflao (maybe?), Ralph Bretner: Jason Lee, Julie Lawrey: Evan Rachel Wood, Tom Cullen: Ethan Suplee....

  • July 22, 2008, 8:59 a.m. CST

    also, would it be too much to ask Guillermo Del Toro...

    by RockLobster800

    to have a crack at re-adapting "It"? Come on, you know you want to.....

  • July 22, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST

    M-O-O-N...that spells "why do a comic book...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...adaptation?" In The Dark Tower there is lots of room for filling in back story...I think I'd rather just read The Stand though.

  • July 22, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Thank you Jeebus

    by Sylvia Simon

    This is my favorite book ever! I really liked the miniseries too -- Garris did a fantastic job and totally pulled it off (much to my initial amazement) -- so a graphic novel treatment is a perfect tie-in to this story. Great art; looking forward to stalking my local comic book store for this one....

  • July 22, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Oh and a Dark Tower animated by Cowboy Bebop...

    by FlickaPoo please. I'm going to keep pounding this nail until I get what I want! Think about it..Spike already has elements of both Roland and Eddie (later in the series when he gets more badassified).

  • July 22, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST

    The DT has been very good, why not

    by Guy Gaduois

    the Stand? <p> As for casting the movie, I need to find a place for Jamie Sheridan's mullet. But I digress: Paul Bettany is Randall Flagg and I'd go the other way and cast Dwight Yoakam as Larry, because he's older and can be pretty jacked up and mean (Sling Blade)... but if it's got to be 'younger', throw Dave Matthews at it. I like whoever said Filion for Stu and . . . hang on . . . Ann Hathaway for Nadine. <p> Man I hate work. Anybody with me on that?

  • July 22, 2008, 9:41 a.m. CST

    guy gadois

    by RockLobster800

    I can see Bettany as Flagg, but he's almost too creepy would be hard to imagine him winning people over IMO. I'm still backing Danny Huston for The Walkin Dude....if he intensified some of his "charimatic yet bastard" work on The Proposition into "charismatic yet pure evil" I reckon he's there...though that mullet has to go. Just,.....get it out of there. And I would say I hate work, but I just graduated university last week, am heading off on holiday next week, and am trying to force myself to do some writing....I honestly cant complain :S

  • July 22, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Fillion - Big Surprise <yawn>

    by cutest_of_borg

    Can we not have a discussion of potential cast members FOR ANY FILM without his name popping up? You geeks are nothing if not predictable.

  • July 22, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Finishing The Mist

    by Jaybob

    by TheGhostWhoLurks Jul 22nd, 2008 I'm still trying to work up the nerve to finish watching The Mist. Don't worry about finishing 'The Mist'. Red flags started going up for me toward the end and I wish I listened...Watch if you must, but remember the book ends diff./sooner. I like the open ended of the the open ended of Gaiman's cat story from Smoke & Mirrors...

  • July 22, 2008, noon CST


    by Tipsy McStagger

    Why would Randall Flagg want to fuck Janeane Garafalo?

  • July 22, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Looks kinda good - But adapting King's masterpiece in

    by SpencerTrilby

    comics form is kinda tricky. I'm a comics fan myself, but I doubt a few 20-pages issues can convey the absolute Epic that is The Stand. Even a neutered-yet-decent TV adaptation failed in spite of its length. Color me intrigued. Sorta.

  • July 22, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST

    RockLobster . . . I agree

    by Guy Gaduois

    I like Bettany, but I would especially recast if any work would interfere with him playing Aloysius Pendergast in the adaption of the Preston/Child books. Huston's got that on/off switch from fun, 'hey, let's have a beer' to dear God, 'hey, don't disembowel me' thing. <p> It's make believe movie casting or TPS reports. All my ufc fantasy picks are done . . . so it's movie geek out time. RockLobster - do we have to now call each other heinous names to appropriately end this interchange on AICN? I'm ill equipped for profanity, I'm afraid. I'm low on vitriol this Tuesday... hope that's not too disappointing.

  • July 22, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST


    by dvdhound79

    Is fucking creepy. And to do that to me with only ink and paper is truly magnificent.

  • July 22, 2008, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Best Stand Character IMO

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Easily was The Kid. You had to get the uncut version of the book to read about him.<p> Get the uncut version and just go to page 575 to read about King's most fucked up and funny character.

  • July 22, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    I am there!

    by DarthJedi

    Holy crap, a REAL graphic version of The Stand. I am SOOOO there for this. The non cut down version is far and away my favorite King book to date. My favorite chapter is when society is in the middle of collapsing, everyonme is just going apeshit, chaos and anarchy everywhere and it keeps jumping from scenario to scenario, with each one getting more out there than the last one. PLEEEEEASE let them keep that in this!

  • July 22, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Looks like shit

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Damn it

  • July 22, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST

    well I would lay down the profanity myself...

    by RockLobster800

    but Ive an internet swear jar going so I would have to keep any insults to a Universal certificate here....and Tipsy Mc Stagger-I dunno maybe he was drunk or something? I think Janeane could pull off Nadine pretty well, although my other casting choice for her was Selma Blair....Im pretty sure Flagg would be all over that

  • July 22, 2008, 2:39 p.m. CST

    I remember reading it and the part that struck me

    by Yeti

    Was when the US Govt sent agents that were infected to other parts of the world to ensure all other socities/countries would collapse as well.

  • July 22, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST

    my favourite part

    by RockLobster800

    always was the initial introduction of Flagg...its only when Captain Trips is kicking off and he's not really relevant to the story yet, but he's walking from place to place, and it fills you in on the aspect that he has no knowledge of his own past save a few vague memories, and that he's an equal opputunities terrorist..the chapter ends with him learning to levitate with this real "somethings happening" vibe...I just loved that strange and vague intro to the villain-and its a couple of hundred pages before he's re-introduced properly I believe

  • July 22, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Kubrick's SHINING >>>>>>>>>>>>> King's Shining

    by LaserPants

    Kubrick PWNED King. I mean, its not even up for debate. Kubrick made a movie so good, so fucking perfect, that it makes the source material irrelevant and more than a little stupid. I mean, living topiaru maze? Give. Me. A. Fucking. Break. <br><br> Kubrick's version is an all time classic masterpiece. King's version is embarrassingly bad.

  • July 22, 2008, 3:14 p.m. CST


    by Sailor Rip

    The Kid. Was he the guy that tried to stick a gun in trashcan man's heiney hole?

  • July 22, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Got eaten by wolves too

    by Sailor Rip

    if I remember...

  • July 22, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Giant Turtle?

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    I remember a spider or some shit. Like a spider that represented a spider made out of light (sorta). But I forget any turtle being involved. Wasn't there also a 'tween gangbang (for spirit war purposes only)? God, what nuttiness.

  • July 22, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Yep Sailor Rip

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Yeah, he stuck the gun in Trashcan Man's ass after Trashy balked at jerking him off. He said if Trashy missed just ONE stroke he would send a Dum-Dum into Trashy's shit factory. Trashy closed his eyes and...<p> I have the book here somewhere. I need to type some quotes from The Kid just to show you guys how great he is.

  • July 22, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Kubrick vs. King

    by Tipsy McStagger

    The entire argument that Kubricks version is better than Kings version is moot because if Stephen King fell into a ditch and died a day before he decided to write the Shining, Kubrick would have been trying to make Clockwork Orange 2: The Search For Curly's Gold.

  • July 22, 2008, 3:46 p.m. CST


    by BangoSkank

    When Bill goes into the deadlights he sees a giant talking turtle at the end of the universe... sort of ties into the guardian turtle idea from DT books. <p> Though, Skullfuck gets points for his Boogens reference.

  • July 22, 2008, 3:48 p.m. CST

    I was talking about the book too

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Just didn't remember that turtle. I kind of do now. But whence the 'tween gangbang?

  • July 22, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Tipsy McStagger

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Where did you get that name? I made it up awhile back when describing a Warwick Davis character for a Emmerich movie (Tipsy McStaggers).<p> Funny Stuff...

  • July 22, 2008, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Paul Bettany as the Walkin Dude = AWESOME

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I watched Gangster No. 1 recently, and that silent scream he does in the car is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for Randall Flagg.

  • July 22, 2008, 4:18 p.m. CST


    by Tipsy McStagger

    An old Simpsons reference. They are the entity who wants to purchase the recipe for a Flaming Moe.

  • July 22, 2008, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Maybe that's where I got it

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Ironically I was tipsy when I gave that name to Warwick Davis' character in the 2012 thread.<p> Maybe that episode came creeping up without me knowing it when I hit just the right Blood-Alchohol-Level.<p> Thanks, I knew I had that name in my head from somewhere...

  • July 22, 2008, 5 p.m. CST

    Wow. People STILL bash Stanley Kubrick!

    by la_sith

    That's rich. Please, continue to embarrass yourselves.

  • July 22, 2008, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Flagg: "charismatic yet pure evil"

    by Mike-El

    How 'bout Tom Cruise?

  • July 22, 2008, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Sam Rockwell = The Kid.

    by Cameron1

  • July 22, 2008, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Flagg: "Charasmatic, yet pure evil."

    by Tipsy McStagger

  • July 22, 2008, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Flagg: "Charasmatic, yet pure evil."

    by Tipsy McStagger

    How about Gallagher?

  • July 22, 2008, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Bring Back Max Headroom as the Trashcan Man

    by Xiphos_2

    Easily the most interesting and redemptive character in The Stand. Plus Max HeadRoom is really, really, really creepy looking now.

  • July 22, 2008, 6:09 p.m. CST


    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Do you remember the context? Like WHY that had to happen? I remember it was helpful in the battle against evil somehow.

  • July 22, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST

    The Long Walk & Rage

    by Tipsy McStagger

    Needed to be made into movies years ago. Instead, we get The Love Guru and Meet Dave. WTF?

  • July 22, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    The Stand

    by Forsakyn

    I thought Miguel Ferrer's performance in The Stand was really, really good. It's been a while since I've seen it, but I really liked his portrayal as being very loyal for being saved by Flagg, yet at the same time really not liking what Flagg was doing. The part where Flagg knocked the drink out of Ferrer's hands and Ferrer stood there pretty much unphased was well-done, too.

  • July 22, 2008, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Never mind

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    According to WIkipedia it was to "bond" ... and it was under protest by the boys ... *sigh*

  • July 22, 2008, 6:36 p.m. CST


    by la_sith

    King is on the record that this will never be adapted for the screen. He was really freaked out by school shootings in the late 90s, and Columbine sealed the deal. Darabont has the rights to do THE LONG WALK, however.

  • July 22, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST


    by Tipsy McStagger

    I heard that about Rage, and it's a shame, because that is a story that would translate really well into a movie. Is it possible Darabont can screw up LW? Answer: I hope not.

  • July 22, 2008, 7:03 p.m. CST

    It's never been a BAD time to be a...

    by Green Arrow

  • July 22, 2008, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Stephen King fan.

    by Green Arrow

    Damn enter key.

  • July 22, 2008, 8:11 p.m. CST

    was the turtle in "It" not the force of good?

    by RockLobster800

  • July 22, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST

    sorry, enter key woes as well

    by RockLobster800

    yeah, but where "It" was the ultimate evil, "The Turtle" was this protective force of good as I recall...I dont remeber a giant turtle showing up, but I remember the turtle was some kind of bein that created universes or something and it reappared in The Dark Tower in some way...I dunno its been a while. Alhtough for Bettany supporters I suggest this-an "It" remake directed by Del Toro featuring Bettany as Pennywise...that would make my day, but it will never happen. and Forsakyn Ferrer was a high point of that series but hell, the guys a high point in everything he's in..even an already great show like Twin Peaks got better when he showed up-he truly is undervalued.

  • July 22, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST

    plus did anyone ever read the script for Romeros Stand adap?

    by RockLobster800

    the one by Rospo Pallenberg? He and George Romero got the plot diluted down to one film-its flawed but interesting...its on Subterrenean Cinema if anyone fancies a gander.

  • July 22, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Re: The Turtle

    by m0reta

    SPOILERS FOR IT AND DT!!! SPOILERS FOR IT AND DT!!! RockLobster800: When IT slings Bill and Richie (later) towards the deadlights, they see the Turtle. It represents 'creation' as IT mentions the Turtle 'vomited' the Universe. But when Bill sees it later as an adult, the Turtle seems to be dead and that breaks him so that Richie has to fight IT. As for the Turtle in DT, he's one of the Guardians, sharing a Beam with the Bear, Shardik. IN both DT and IT, the Turtle is mentioned in a poem, holding the world on his back. :-) Regarding the 'gangbang' in IT, it's later after the kids first fight IT. They get lost in the tunnels because they are 'breaking' up and loosing their memories/group strength. Bev 'takes' each of them into her to bring the group back together and they can find their way out.

  • July 22, 2008, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Re: Tipsy McStagger

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Anyone notice how so many "gag" names on The Simpsons and Futurama are variations on "Namey McName"? Shiney McShine, Chesty McNagNag...

  • July 22, 2008, 9:48 p.m. CST

    KUBRICK = Greatest Director Of All Times, One True God of Film

    by LaserPants

    King = A guy who has written the same book about 35 times and changes the title. He peaked about 30, 35 years ago and is now all but unreadable. (Although I enjoyed CELL, as derivative as it was.)

  • July 22, 2008, 10:18 p.m. CST

    IT Remake

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Apparently there's one in the works, from SciFi. *shivers* <p>I thought Pennywise in the old miniseries was terrific, good ol' Tim Curry! Well anyway, as long as they keep the 'tween gangbang intact, they have my confidence.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Add To Friends

    by RockLobster800

    I cant really say, seeing as Ive only read the exteneded version but from my understanding the normal cut is missing too awesome sequences-namely "The Kid" and our second encounter with Flagg where he tortures this delirious guy who was setting up his identity....I loved the exteneded cut so Id recommend it to anybody!

  • July 23, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Kubrick vs. King

    by Blue_Demon

    While Kubrick's "The Shining" was a great movie, as an adaptation, it failed. Kubrick is a artist with ideas and simply could not "bury himself" enough to let King's work shine (no pun) through. Dare I say it? Shining In Name Only.<p>I've not read the book "No Country for Old Men" but a friend tells me that the film is a straight adaptation of it. In his words, "McCarthy pretty much wrote that movie." Alas, two tries and we still don't have a good "Shining" movie. Oh well.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Um...that should read: "Kubrick WAS an artist with ideas..."

    by Blue_Demon

    'cause he's, y'know...dead.

  • July 24, 2008, 4:08 a.m. CST

    The Mist...

    by snitchseeker

    Worst fucking movie of all time. Talk about taking a shit on the spirit of the novel.