Vulture is reporting that the upcoming Warner Bros. adaptation of the Stephen King classic The Stand, which is to be directed by Ben Affleck, may have found its writer. It sounds like David Kajganich has been hired to turn the gigantic novel into a shoot-able script. Kajganich recently turn in a version of It (another King tale) that execs seem to be crapping themselves over. Both projects are being produced by Roy Lee and Doug Davidson.
The Stand is the ultimate story of good vs. evil after a weaponized flu virus wipes out most of the population of the United States. It was turned into a mini-series in 1994 that did its best, but couldn't quite capture the vast story on its minuscule budget.
The Stand is one of my all-time favorite books, so I will be very interested to see how this project comes together.