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The Stand to be 10-hour CBS series!

From Josh Boone, director of “The New Mutants” and “A Fault in Our Stars”

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CBS All Access today announced a new 10-episode order for the original limited event series “The Stand”, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name.

Josh Boone and Ben Cavell will write and executive produce the series, with “The Fault in Our Stars” helmer Boone also directing. Horror vets Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller and Richard P. Rubinstein will also serve as executive producers with Will Weiske and Miri Yoon as co-executive producers and Owen King as producer.

Boone had originally been developing the property as a film franchise.

“The Stand” is Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

“I’m excited and so very pleased that The Stand is going to have a new life on this exciting new platform,” said Stephen King. “The people involved are men and women who know exactly what they’re doing; the scripts are dynamite. The result bids to be something memorable and thrilling. I believe it will take viewers away to a world they hope will never happen.”

“I read The Stand under my bed when I was 12, and my Baptist parents burned it in our fireplace upon discovery. Incensed, I stole my Dad’s FedEx account number and mailed King a letter professing my love for his work. Several weeks later, I came home to find a box had arrived from Maine, and inside were several books, each inscribed with a beautiful note from god himself, who encouraged me in my writing and thanked me for being a fan,” said Josh Boone. “My parents, genuinely moved by King’s kindness and generosity, lifted the ban on his books that very day. I wrote King a cameo as himself in my first film and have been working to bring The Stand to the screen for five years. I’ve found incredible partners in CBS All Access and Ben Cavell. Together with Stephen King, Owen King, my longtime producing partners Knate Lee and Jill Killington, we plan to bring you the ultimate version of King’s masterwork.”

“With over 400 million books sold around the world, Stephen King is one of our greatest living authors and ‘The Stand’ is widely considered the crown jewel of his work. Millions of fans have been waiting for a modern interpretation that delivers on its depth, scope and ambition,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access. “We are thrilled to be working with Stephen, Josh, Ben and a dedicated team working passionately to bring this brilliant material to life.”

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A Cobra TV series could be on the way

Sylvester Stallone reveals plans to resurrect another of his iconic characters

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He won’t be in it, but Sylvester Stallone is set to relaunch one of his other famous characters from the Reagan-era.

During a Q&A with Stallone at the Cannes Film Festival this week, the star of September’s “Last Blood” revealed plans to bring ‘Cobra’ to the small screen.

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“That should have been another franchise because that character was so cool. And I blew it. My personal life got in the way. But we’re trying to bring it back as a streaming TV series. Bring out the zombie squad. I’m long gone, but the idea is really good.”

The film, released in 1986 and directed by George P.Cosmatos, told of a tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.

 

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Galifianakis’s Between Two Ferns movie coming September 20

The series, originating on Funny or Die, saw the actor interview various celebs

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A film based on Zach Galifianakis’s wildly funny comedy series “Between Two Ferns” will air on Netflix on Sep 20.

Originating on Funny or Die, the short-form laffer sees over-the-top interviewer Galifianakis talk to some of the world’s biggest stars. Though it’s not known who he has in the hot seat for the long-rumoured feature, everyone from Peter Dinklage to Keanu Reeves has been previously rumored.

Here’s the plot of the film : Zach Galifianakis dreamed of becoming a star. But when Will Ferrell discovered his public access TV show Between Two Ferns and uploaded it to Funny Or Die, Zach became a viral laughing stock. Now Zach and his crew are taking a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews and restore his reputation.

Film is written and directed by Scott Aukerman with “Hangover” star Galifianakis.

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Ewan McGregor-starring ‘Kenobi’ series set for Disney+!?

Was originally envisioned as a feature film

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‘Come here little one, don’t be afraid..’

The oft-muttered “Obi-Wan Kenobi” project popped it’s viewfinder from the ice of Hoth again today.

Floated for a couple of years now, a new series or film franchise fixing on the lost years – that time between “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope” – of fuzzy-faced Jedi, ‘Old Ben’.

We Got This Covered have an update on the project today, suggesting it’s headed – like a couple of other “Wars”-related projects – to Disney+, the streaming service that will also play host to Jon Favreau’s “Mandalorian” series.

Ewan McGregor, who portrayed Kenobi n George Lucas’s controversial “Star Wars” prequel series, will reprise the role in the Kenobi series.

Hopefully Disney or Lucasfilm, or both, will comment on the project at Comic Con in July.

 

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