So much for cooling his heels with non-humongous storyline. Harry Potter director David Yates is jumping right back into it with an adaptation of Stephen King‘s doorstop The Stand. The potential trilogy is being written by Yates’s Harry Potter collaborator Steve Kloves and tells the story of the fight between good and evil after a super-virus wipes out 99% of the world’s population.
This storyline is considered a lot more grim and adult than what Yates dealt with in Harry Potter. There are corpses lining the streets, gratuitous acts of violence, and deer running rampant in supermarkets. Not to mention the pressure to get it right. If he thought Potter fans were rabid, wait until he comes up short in the eyes of King’s fanbase. If he screws up, he’ll never be able to set foot in Maine again. (HitFix)