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Re: Panel Speculation for 2020 SDCC
« Reply #45 on: February 13, 2020, 05:59:38 AM »
They're doing The Stand again? I hope this time it's a good version... the last one was just meh.

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Re: Panel Speculation for 2020 SDCC
« Reply #46 on: February 13, 2020, 07:30:51 AM »
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They're doing The Stand again? I hope this time it's a good version... the last one was just meh.
Agreed.  The real tragedy is the original softback printing I had as a kid in the early 80's (that I got from my parents - maybe one of the first edition paperbacks) had the "soon to be a major motion picture DIRECTED BY GEORGE ROMERO."  Romero & King go way back and they had tried to make a film version of "The Stand" for maybe a decade and it just never happened.  I'm not sure a condensed feature film version of "The Stand" would work great (and that was the problem that torpedoed the film: they couldn't figure out how to either get it down to 2ish hours), but damn I would _LOVE_ to have seen a Romero-directed THE STAND.

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Re: Panel Speculation for 2020 SDCC
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Re: Panel Speculation for 2020 SDCC
« Reply #47 on: February 14, 2020, 09:13:57 AM »
And if you have the book that old, you have the original version, rather than the 'updated for the times' version King released later on...

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Re: Panel Speculation for 2020 SDCC
« Reply #48 on: February 14, 2020, 10:14:27 AM »
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And if you have the book that old, you have the original version, rather than the 'updated for the times' version King released later on...
Yeah, I got the 'updated' Author's Cut or whatever it was called too.  I'm a sucker that way (or at least I used to be - I haven't picked up a new King book in years).  IIRC the Extended version of "The Stand" came out when I was in HS.  I think it had the original cover, with the person in white w/a sword fighting a crow-like character in black who has an ax or something.  The paperback version I originally had (which was my mom's that I borrowed/stole) was a dusk/nighttime setting of a distant horizon, with a light in the foreground (like the lights of Vegas emanating from miles away in the Nevada desert), with a face on the horizon that's part man/part bird.