Ben Affleck is in talks (confirmed?) to write and direct "The Stand", one of Stephen King's best loved novels. Rumour has it, it will be a trilogy. Which given the length of the novel, is probably a good thing. Now, I enjoyed reading the novel. I did. But hated the ending. It just felt like it didn't know how to end so it just did.
Anyway, read about the announcement here:
Thoughts on casting?
Now, if they would just get around to making a 7 film long epic retelling of the Dark Tower...