The city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada has been put on high alert that the downtown area is littered with dead bodies, fighting, and trash everywhere. While this may sound disturbing, there's actually nothing to be worried about. But that's not because it's some sort of sick Halloween prank.
That's because filming is currently taking place in downtown Vancouver. The filming in question is for a brand new CBS All Access horror miniseries called The Stand. This upcoming miniseries is based on Stephen King's 1978 fantasy/horror novel that shares the same name. It's the second miniseries based on this book, with the first one coming out on TV back in 1994.
"There will be filming taking place in Downtown (400 block of Seymour St) which involves highly visible graphic content including dead bodies, trash & debris, shouting of coarse language & gunfire. Please do not be alarmed if you're in the area," the City of Vancouver Tweeted this past weekend to help citizens not panic from looking at such disturbing sights and sounds.
The miniseries production is currently being filmed under the working title Radio Nowhere. Its cast includes a list of A-list talents such as Alexander Skarsgard, Amber Heard, Greg Kinnear. James Marsden, Marilyn Manson, and Whoopi Goldberg. Manson and Shooter Jennings (son of Waylon Jennings) have recorded a cover of "The End" by The Doors, which is going to be used in the miniseries.
As for the plot of this upcoming King miniseries adaptation, The Stand is about the aftermath of a post-apocalyptic world after a man-made influenza-like flu killed a majority of people. Because of this, survivors are forced to collaborate in order to survive. However, they also end up fighting amongst one another, too. It's sure to be yet another successful adaptation from the king of horror novels (no pun intended).
While it's clear that this new version of The Stand miniseries won't be out for quite some time, that doesn't mean that we can't get excited about it now. We can't wait to watch it when it finally comes out!