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New Batman, Ben Affleck, drops the directing; Scott Cooper takes The Stand

With Ben Affleck now busy bulking up to play Batman, a new director is required to helm his long-gestating adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. Deadline reports Warner Bros has set Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) to direct the epic post-apocalyptic tale. This would have been a difficult decision for WB; removing the Oscar-winning director of […]

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Harry Potter helmer bringing Doctor Who to the big screen

David Yates (Harry Potters 5, 6, 7 and 8) is set to bring the beloved, long-running sci-fi show Doctor Who to the big screen. According to Variety, Yates is teaming up with the BBC to develop the long-running program into a cinematic franchise. Yates – who was briefly attached to The Stand before Ben Affleck […]

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Damon and Affleck reunite for mobster movie

It’s easy to forget Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are Oscar winning screenwriters. Their Good Will Hunting collaboration seems so long ago; since then, there have been Bournes and Giglis, not to mention the whole I’m ******* Matt Damon and I’m ******* Ben Affleck song war. The duo is set to collaborate once more on a film based on […]

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Ben Affleck takes The Stand

Warner Brothers has chosen Ben Affleck to adapt and direct The Stand, Deadline reports. Affleck has proven his directorial chops with Gone Baby Gone and The Town, and is now tapped to tackle the 1978 apocalyptic Stephen King novel, which has previously been adapted into a miniseries. If Affleck accepts the job it’s said to […]

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Harry Potter filmmakers adapting Stephen King’s The Stand

Steve Kloves, the screenwriter of all but one of the Harry Potter films, and David Yates, director of the last four instalments of the HP series, will reteam for an ambitious adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Stand. According to Hitfix, the duo is close to finalising a deal with Warner Bros to produce multiple […]

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