Thursday, January 19, 2012

This Week In "What Are Those Two GOOD WILL HUNTING Guys Doing?" (Aka "The Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Report")

Vulture has updates on not one, but two (both) GOOD WILL HUNTING stars/writers, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. But no, sadly neither project is a collaboration between the two DOGMA stars.

First up, while Ben Affleck directs ARGO, he is becoming more and more involved in preproduction of his adaptation of THE STAND. Affleck hired writer David Kajganich (INVASION) to pen the screenplay version  of Stephen King's novel about the survivors of a weaponized super flu.

Kajganich is hot at Warner Bros. after wowing his bosses with the remake of Stephen King's IT that he recently penned for the studio.

Hit the jump to find out what Affleck's ole' buddy Matt Damon is up to!


Warner Bros may giveth to Affleck, but only as they taketh from Damon.

WB has canceled plans to make Damon's next movie, which was set to be a about a small time salesman and directed by Gus Van Sant. The project also boasted a script from Dave Eggers (WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, AWAY WE GO) which was rewritten by Damon and John Krasinski (THE OFFICE).

Though the project is dead at WB, there is speculation that Universal Pictures is in negotiations with Damon to back and distribute his $15 million drama. After all, he was that studio's JASON BOURNE and ADJUSTMENT BUREAU star.

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