David Kajganich wrote a tedious and forgettable Nicole Kidman/Daniel Craig film called THE INVASION a few years back. Apparently, he recently made up for that a little with his script for a waiting-to-be-produced big screen adaptation of Stephen King's IT.
Seems Kajganich's work on that project was so strong that it landed him the coveted - although hugely daunting - task of adapting another high-profile Stephen King book-to-film project, THE STAND, for director Ben Affleck.
This per Vulture.
THE STAND was previously brought to the screen as a four part ABC miniseries in 1994. A miniseries which I liked quite a bit, although I felt the final installment's closing Vegas sequences didn't land its spectacle or tone as solidly as it might have. The rest? Worked rather well I thought, although I'll admit to not being a Stephen King purist. Loved some of the imagery of the guys walking down the deserted highways with their guitar and dog...simple. Poignant. Stunning. The miniseries is available HERE, but is also streamable on Netflix.
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