The Stand (2013)

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The Stand
Date: February 3, 2011
Source: Star Seeker

Abstract: The Stand is a famous Stephen King novel that has been made into a TV series, but will now be made into a major motion picture in 2013. This future movie looks to take the darker approach that King took in the novel.

The plot is rather awesome, and follows the Stephen King novel. It deals with a post-apocalyptic world.

The interesting thing is, the book is divided into three parts, so right away we have to wonder why the movie isn’t going to do the same? There is almost too much information to squeeze into one movie.

Anyways, the plot is based around the decaying world after the release of biological weapons, including the Flu. Society is being torn apart by violence, martial law fails.. and a few survivors manage to come together to survive the new world.

You can probably already tell how many writers have copied King’s original story, as The Stand is essentially the plot for many successful ‘last man standing’ movies the last thirty years.

I’m summarizing here, but you get the general idea for the plot of The Stand (Star Seeker, 2012)