There was lots of action on Monday on Stephen King movies.  Ben Affleck is being tapped by Warners to direct the feature film adaptation of King’s The Stand, according to Deadline.  The film ended up with Warners on board in January, as CBS looked for a partner to help adapt the massive work (see “King’s ‘The Stand’ Heads to the Big Screen”).

And after a $45 million budget cut, the multi-film adaptation of Dark Tower will get made, producer Brian Grazer told Indiewire.  As previously reported, Javier Bardem is still attached, and Ron Howard plans to direct (see “Roland’s Not Dead Yet”).