CBS Films and Warner Bros teaming up for new movie

Warner Bros and CBS Films are teaming up to make a film adaptation of Stephen King‘s 1978 novel The Stand.

Mosaic and Roy Lee are producing the movie, reports Hollywoodreporter.com, while Warners will handle worldwide marketing and distribution.

Originally published in 1978, but re-released in 1990 with King adding and revising portions of the story, The Stand is set in a time after a virus wipes out most of the US population. It was adapted as a six-hour ABC mini-series in 1994, then into a graphic novel by Marvel Comics.

No casting details or release schedules have been finalised yet.

The news comes after Universal Pictures and NBC Universal Television acquired the rights to The Dark Tower, another King-authored fantasy book.