Director Josh Boone and Warner Bros. are not joking with developing their take on Stephen King’s awesome post-apocalyptic story “The Stand” and the studio has started thinking about the cast for the project.
The director has already booked Nat Wolff, but when it comes to the antagonist of the story, the studio is trying to lure none other than Matthew McConaughey himself.
Taking “The Stand”
“The Stand” is a post-apocalyptic horror/fantasy novel which expands upon the scenario of Stephen’s earlier short story, “Night Surf”.
Namely, there’s a deadly virus called “Captain Trips”, engineered as an advanced biological weapon by the government.
The virus is accidentally spread across America, killing 99.4% of the entire world’s population. Those who survived, struggle to find their place in the aftermath of the plague.
They all dream about two opposing figures: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man, and Mother Abagail, who is receiving visions from God.
The survivors split into two factions, one led by Flagg, and one led by Mother Abigail, and prepare for the final stand between good and evil.
Matthew The Antichrist
The actor has seriously widened his fan base after his epic performance and portrayal of a worn out investigator in the first season of “True Detective” and now Warner Bros. think he might be perfect to play the role of an antichrist-like figure Randal Flagg.
Let’s just hope Matthew himself agrees, since he now has a lot more offers and negotiating leverage after winning the Oscar, so we hope he doesn’t simply decide to do something else and reject this project.
McConaughey currently works on Gus Van Sant’s “Sea Of Trees” and appears in the CIA agent drama “The Company Man”. We’ll next see him in Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar”, which arrives on November 7.