'Captain Phillips' Helmer Paul Greengrass Reportedly Frontrunner for 'The Stand'

Posted 9:13 PM November 26th, 2013 by Binh Ngo
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Scott Cooper dropped out of Warner Bros.' adaptation of Stephen King's post-apocalyptic novel The Stand last week, but his replacement may have already been found.

According to Badass Digest's sources, WB is very high on Captain Phillips helmer Paul Greengrass, and he is, at this moment, the frontrunner to direct the movie. This is only "a snapshot" of what the studio is thinking, the report points out, and no decision has been made.

Greengrass is certainly an excellent choice as his movies are generally very well-reviewed, even the blockbusters such as the Bourne movies with Matt Damon and Captain Phillips. Of course, condensing a 800 page plus book into one movie has its challenges.

Besides Greengrass, the studio is also looking at Cary Fukunaga, Daniel Espinosa, and Denis Villeneuve.

Cooper boarded the project back in August, but he dropped out due creative differences. Apparently, the studio is looking for something PG or PG-13, but Cooper wants an R.

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