[Movies] Scott Cooper In Talks to Direct The Stand Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.23.2013
Taking over for Ben Affleck...
Scott Cooper is picking up where the new Dark Knight left off in terms of a Stephen King-told apocalypse. THR reports that the Crazy Heart director is in talks to direct the film adaptation of The Stand. Ben Affleck had been attached to direct previously.
The 1978 book by King tells about an apocalypse brought about by the mysterious genetically-engineered disease "Captain Trips" which leaves a handful of survivors. Those survivors gather together into factions of good and evil, led by the elderly Mother Abagail and the malevolant Randall Flagg, respectively.