Television & Film

Marilyn Manson Confirms Involvement in THE STAND

Rocker and artist Marilyn Manson has revealed his involvement in the upcoming new adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand.

In an interview with Revolver about his upcoming collaboration with Waylon “Shooter” Jennings, Manson commented that the two were working up a cover of The Doors’ song “The End”, which was featured in Apocalypse Now. Manson also revealed that he has a part as an actor in the miniseries, although he didn’t elaborate in the interview. Manson is so stranger to acting, having appeared in both television and film.

“Shooter and I also did a cover of “The End” by the Doors, for a new miniseries of The Stand by Stephen King, which I’m also going to be acting in.”

Meanwhile, this summer will mark Manson’s fourth tour with rocker and horror filmmaker Rob Zombie. “I have a strong feeling it’s going to be a lot more punk rock than the last tour, because our new drummer is a very hard hitter, and I’m excited about that.”

The Stand is a new 10-episode miniseries in production for CBS All Access. The show is being developed by Josh Boone (The New Mutants) and stars James Marsden, Whoopi Goldberg, Amber Heard, Greg Kinnear, Odessa Young, and Henry Zaga. Boone is co-writing and executive producing the episodes with Benjamin Cavell off the book by King.

King had commented when the news broke, “I’m excited and so very pleased that The Stand is going to have a new life on this exciting new platform,” said Stephen King. “The people involved are men and women who know exactly what they’re doing; the scripts are dynamite. The result bids to be something memorable and thrilling. I believe it will take viewers away to a world they hope will never happen.”

The story is set in a world decimated by plague. Led by 108-year-old Mother Abigail (Goldberg), the survivors are in a battle with a Randall Flagg, the Dark Man who has supernatural powers. Some are wondering if Manson would play Flagg, although most speculate he’ll have a smaller supporting role.

The Stand will be available on CBS All Access sometime in 2020.

Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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