David Yates to direct Stephen King’s The Stand

We may have lost Dark Tower, but can the Harry Potter director bring this Stephen King property to life at least?

Harry Potter director David Yates is in the final phase of negotiations to helm the long awaited adaptation of Stephen King‘s 1978 horror/fantasy novel The Stand, bringing on board his Potter collaborator Steve Kloves as writer.

The last time The Stand was adapted it was as a 1994 TV miniseries spread across four two hour episodes, but the plan is to turn this movie into the first part of a trilogy.

There’s no release date as yet, but we’ll post more news as it happens.