Harry Potter Director May Bring Stephen King Virus Novel to the Big Screen
Harry Potter director David Yates might soon be working on another book-turned-movie project. This time, it could be Stephen King‘s end of the world horror novel The Stand.
Yates had directed four of the Harry Potter movies. The final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is getting rave reviews. Now, Warner Bros. reportedly wants to continue working with Yates to turn The Stand into three movies. According to Cinema Blend, the director is very interested too. “Yates appears keen to tackle the story, reportedly flying out to meet with Warner executives and streaming through a copy of King’s story about survivors of a planet-cleansing virus who unite in a fight against the ultimate evil.”
Stephen King is considered by many to be the “master of horror,” and several of his novels have been turned into successful movies including The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. The Stand was previously made into a miniseries as well as a series of comic books from Marvel Comics.