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In the late 1970s, after finishing work on the horror film Martin, Romero met with horror author Stephen King to discuss possible film adaptations of his works. The first book the two decided to adapt was the apocalyptic horror novel The Stand, which was published in 1978. The two worked on a script that measured over 200 pages, with the goal for the movie to have an R rating. The project was temporarily shelved as King and Romero worked on the film Creepshow, which was released in 1982. After Creepshow, Romero left Laurel Entertainment, a company he had cofounded, and in his absence, other cofounder and film producer Richard P. Rubinstein moved forward with an adaptation of The Stand without Romero's involvement. The novel was ultimately adapted into a television miniseries directed by Mick Garris that aired on ABC in 1994.

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