HN Entertainment can exclusively reveal that Cube and Splice director Vincenzo Natali has officially joined the production of CBS All Access’ series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand from New Mutants writer/director Josh Boone.
Natali is a well-known horror director but has been tackling television projects lately with Netflix’s Locke & Key, HBO’s Westworld, Hannibal, Lost In Space, Marvel Television’s Luke Cage, The Strain, and American Gods.
The Canadian director recently made the Netflix film In The Tall Grass, which was based on a Stephen King and Joe Hill novella.
Based on the novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill, when siblings Becky and Cal hear the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass, they venture in to rescue him, only to become ensnared themselves by a sinister force that quickly disorients and separates them. Cut off from the world and unable to escape the field’s tightening grip, they soon discover that the only thing worse than getting lost is being found.
As a horror director, he is likely best known for the 1997 Canadian film Cube, which was later copied with knock-offs like the Saw sequels and more recently with Escape Room.
Production on The Stand has been taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and is said to wrap-up by March 11th.
The Stand takes place in a post-apocalyptic world triggered by the breakdown of society following the release of a biological weapon. The weapon is a virulent strain of influenza that decimates the population.
Actors in the cast include Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood, Big Little Lies, The Little Drummer Girl) as the villain Randall Flagg, James Marsden (Westworld, X-Men) as Stu Redman, Amber Heard (Aquaman, Drive Angry) as Nadine Cross, Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost, The Color Purple) as Mother Abagail, Greg Kinnear as Greg Bateman, Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith, Henry Zaga (The New Mutants) as Nick Andros, and musician Marylin Manson.
Josh Boone’s The New Mutants is set to be released on April 3rd by 20th Century Studios/Disney and he screened the film to the actors.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT