Warner & CBS Films Co-Developing Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’

Companies will co-develop the first theatrical adaptation of the 1978 post-apocalyptic horror/sci-fi novel

Last Updated: March 5, 2013 @ 3:27 PM

A CBS Films representative has confirmed that his studio is partnering with Warner Bros. to develop an adaptation of Stephen King's post-apocalyptic novel "The Stand."

According to the rep, the two studios will co-develop and co-produce the project, which would be the first theatrical adaptation of the 1978 horror/sci-fi novel. (ABC ran a six-hour mini-series version of the book in 1994, which starred Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald and Rob Lowe.)

Warner will handle worldwide marketing and distribution for the project, with CBS holding the option to participate in financing.

Mosaic and Roy Lee are attached to produce.