The Adaptation Of The Stand
In this article we will mainly be discussing about the adaptation of The Stand. Referring to the movie adaptation of The Stand, we can say that for ten years the movie version was in development. During 80’s the author of the novel Stephen King actually planned a theoretical film with George A. Romero writing and directing himself. But writing workable screenplay proved to be little hard as well as difficult because of the big size of the novel. However, King talked about adapting The Stand for television but it has been revealed that the television networks actually did not want to see the end of the world.
Regarding The Stand adaptations, the author of the book ultimately allowed screenwriter Rospo Pallenberg, who was a big fan of the novel to write his own adaptation of The Stand. The main objective of Pallenberg’s script is to show the film of three hours and at the same time has to stay true to the novel. Everyone like the script and it was yet to come but ultimately Warner Brothers backed out of the project.
Stephen King was offered the opportunity to make his popular literally work into a six hour miniseries for television by ABC. He wrote a new screenplay for television. The adaptation of The Stand by Stephen King into television miniseries was actually broadcast in the year 1994. It is directed by Mick Garris which stars actors including Gary Sinise, Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe, Miguel Ferrer, Laura San Giacomo, Ossie Davis, Shawnee Smith and Ed Harris.
Further letting you know about the adaptation of The Stand, the novel is adapted into comics specifically into series of six, five issue comic book miniseries. However, the comic series is written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and moreover illustrated by mike Perkins. The issue of the Stand: Captain Trips was released on September 10, 2008. Moreover, there is also music adaptation of The Stand, Progressive Rock band Shadow Circus has created a series of songs about the main events in The Stand, and in whole the tracks come to a full 33-minute progressive rock epic titled "Project Blue".