Matthew McConaughey is a hot favourite to walk out of the Emmys with an award for his work on True Detective, and while he won’t be returning for the highly anticipated second season, there are plenty of other high profile projects on the horizon for the charismatic Oscar winner (Dallas Buyers Club).

Warner Bros. are working on a big screen adaptation of The Stand and Josh Boone is still attached to direct. Well, they both want McConaughey for the movie and Deadline reports that he’s being eyed for the role of Randall Flagg, the lead villain in the epic story penned by Stephen King.

A number of filmmakers have been attached to the project in recent years, including Ben Affleck and David Yates. Flagg is described as, “the personification of evil, a demonic figure who wreaks havoc after a plague kills most of the population.” It’s a role that you can easily imagine McConaughey doing something really special with, and while no deal is currently in place, the studio are very keen on casting him in the ambitious adaptation.

While a role in The Stand is very much a case of wait and see, another film which Matthew McConaughey is a lot closer to boarding is Gold, a movie penned by award winning Traffic writer turned director Stephen Gaghan.

Gold was written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman and, “is based on a true story about the 1993 Bre-X Mineral Corporation mining scandal in which vast amounts of gold were reportedly discovered in the Indonesian jungle.”

Two very interesting movies for Matthew McConaughey then! He will next be seen in Interstellar.