Next year, CBS All Access and director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars, The New Mutants) will be bringing us a new ten-episode limited series based on author Stephen King's most popular novel The Stand. Armed with a killer cast, Boone's upcoming take on the best-selling book is bound to blow us all away. And speaking of the killer cast, shock rocker Marilyn Manson is said to have a supporting role in the new limited series. And today we have Manson's cover of The Doors hit The End which is set to be included on the show's soundtrack.
Now as much as I loved how director Mick Garris used Blue Oyster Cult's classic "Don't Fear the Reaper" to great effect back in his 1994 ABC miniseries adaptation of King's massive novel, Marilyn Manson's choice to cover The Doors' The End for this new version is mighty fitting. What I mean for those out there that might not know is that King's story centers on the end of the world brought on by a super-virus that wipes out 99% of the world's population.
More specifically, the book centers on a group of survivors after "The End" that split up into two warring factions - one that follows the teachings of the mysterious Mother Abigail, and one that follows the rules set forth by the infamous Randall Flagg. As you might imagine, eventually it becomes time for these two factions to face-off. And thus, we land at The Stand.
As a rabid horror movie fan and an even bigger fan of the works of Mr. Stephen King, director Josh Boone's upcoming CBS All Acces limited series is damn-near the tippy top of my must-see list. Especially considering the above-mentioned killer cast the show has gathered including James Marsden as Stu Redman, Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman, Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith, Henry Zaga as Nick Andros, and Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abigail.
Jovan Adepo will join them as Larry Underwood along with Owen Teague as Harold Lauder, Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen, Daniel Sunjata as Cobb, Marilyn Manson as (maybe) Trashcan Man, and Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg. Nat Wolff rounds out the impressive The Stand cast as Lloyd Henreid along with Eion Bailey as Teddy Weizak, Katherine McNamara as Julie Lawry, Hamish Linklater as Dr. Ellis, and Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor.
CBS All Access has yet to give their take on Stephen King's The Stand a release date, but it's likely the show will begin airing in 2020. We'll keep you updated. Now on a Josh Boone related side note, how crazy is it that this massive adaptation of Stephen King's magnum opus novel has a very real chance of being released before Boone's ever-delayed X-Men horror movie The New Mutants? I mean that's crazy, right? I just needed to put that out there. Maybe it will get the powers that be behind the scenes at Disney a wake-up call to just go ahead and release The New Mutants already - for better or worse. Anyhow, this Marilyn Manson cover of The Doors song "The End" comes to us from Marilyn Manson over on YouTube.