I have recently been seeing news of a remake of "The Stand." What do you think of this idea? I personally think it will be horrible if not done right. While I loved the 1994 ABC miniseries I would have liked to change a few things:
1. Recast Frannie. I think this topic has been talked to death so I will leave it at that.
2. Make it longer. While some people were of the opinion it was too long I strongly disagree. The book is full of Stephen King's rich characters along with their backstories. I would have loved to see more of the story in the mini series.
3. I think the mini series would have been better done on a network such as Showtime or HBO, where there could have been some stronger language and more intense scenes.
4. While I hate to say this, I think Uncle Stevie should have been kept out of the mix. While I dearly love his books, his screen plays suck. Dialogue that works in his books does not necessarily work in the movies.
The idea that this story could be told in a two hour move is absurd. Even three hours would not be enough. Some have suggested a movie triology but that would not gain a thing, as the original mini series is six hours long and, in my opinion, did not tell enough of the story.
What do you think?