Warner Brothers has committed to bringing Steven King’s The Stand to the big screen. They have had a hard time keeping someone to get the screenplay ready and direct. First it was David Yates then Ben Affleck. Since both of those went on to other movies (probably for bigger paychecks, IMHO), Scott Cooper has been named to complete the task.
I am a fan of Steven King and The Stand was a terrific story. I do not see how anyone can put this into a single film, unless it’s a 4-hour film which is doubtful. The movie theaters would have fits! I see a series of movies for this one.