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Steve Kloves jokes about the 'done deal' of adapting Stephen King's 'The Stand'

What passes for industry reporting on the Internet is often like a giant game of telephone. Some studio or agency feeds a blogger a tip that a negotiation is going on about some hot property, and without any direct sources, it eventually gets reported as a done deal and solid news.

One website says "Fresh off of some Harry Potter fueled success, 'Deathly Hallows' director David Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves have been brought in to create the multi-film adaptation of [Stephen] King's epic post-apocalyptic novel ['The Stand']."

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Another site follows with, "Warner Bros. [is] moving forward" with Yates and Kloves on the adaptation.

The reliable Deadline.com, at least, goes only so far as to say Yates and Kloves are "circling around" the property.

And what does Kloves himself say? In a hilariously gnomic email last night, he responds:

"Hm. One wonders if there's ever any truth to these rumors. Of course sometimes things come to be after speculation suggests it could come to be. Sometimes what comes to be bears not the faintest trace of what was speculated. In the end everyone's more interested in 'The Hobbit' anyway, right? Is del Toro still doing it?"

The above trailer is for the 1994 miniseries version of "The Stand."

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