Stephen King's "The Stand" is Coming to Theaters Near You, Are You Excited? 

Warner Bros. and CBS Films are partnering to give us the big screen version of the Stephen King opus, "The Stand." Should we say it's about damn time, or too late?

Originally published in 1978, "The Stand" is about the never-ending spiritual battle between good and evil told against an apocalyptic backdrop -- a virus has taken over America!

This multi-layered, multi-character piece quickly became a cult hit, and has been influential in shows like "Lost."

King will be involved somehow, but we don't know as to what extent yet. His material was Hollywood's cash cow in the 70s and 80s, and yes, some of his films work (like "Shawshank Redemption"), and some suck (Remember "Maximum Overdrive?" He directed that one you know)!

Apparently both the studios and producers will meet with writers and directors in the coming weeks to find the film's voice. Will it be a multi-part film in the vein of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" or will it be a standalone movie?

I love King, and I actually admired (at least until the WTF ending) the 1994 TV version with Gary Sinise, remember that one? No? Here's a trip down memory lane:

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