The latest director to tackle the massive undertaking that is Stephen King’s The Stand appears to be Josh Boone. The Fault in Our Stars director is nearing a deal to write and direct the adaptation, replacing Scott Cooper. The write-up has Boone’s take on the source material envisioned as “a single, R-rated movie that will be faithful to the book.” The Stand chronicles an epic battle between a group of Americans who survive a deadly plague and an Antichrist-like figure named Randall Flagg.
Paul Greengrass was previously reported as being on the shortlist for the position, but it looks like he joins the ranks of David Yates and Ben Affleck as helmers who were once attached. Boone’s adaptation, The Fault in Our Stars, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, opens June 6th. (Via The Wrap)