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Alfonso Cuaron may direct Warner Bros' Shining prequel The Overlook Hotel

05.22.2014

Alfonso Cuaron, per usual, is being linked with tons of projects. Part of the benefit of directing a lauded movie like GRAVITY means that every major film that needs a high caliber director will be linked to you. First it was the HARRY POTTER spin-off FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM and now it is a prequel to THE SHINING.

Consider this nothing more than a rumor for now, but Schmoes Know claims to have verified through multiple sources that Alfonso Cuaron has been offered the directing job on THE OVERLOOK HOTEL. The long gestating prequel to Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of the Stephen King novel THE SHINING, THE OVERLOOK HOTEL. Last year, reports had former WALKING DEAD showrunner Glen Mazzara writing the screenplay. Not much further has been learned about the project.

Cuaron definitely would bring something special to a project with such giant footsteps to fill. Kubrick's THE SHINING remains a hugely influential movie both visually and technically, but Cuaron has proven to be adept in both of those arenas with his films. Cuaron is also not shy about tackling a sequel in a series he did not originate. If I had to choose between THE OVERLOOK HOTEL and FANTASTIC BEASTS, I would rather see what he could do with the world of THE SHINING.

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Extra Tidbit: I wonder if Warner Bros ever considered just adapting Stephen King's actual sequel, DOCTOR SLEEP.
Source: Schmoes Know

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6:10PM on 05/22/2014
Continuing what bealzf said, can you stop bombarding us with the buckle up ad before every article. I know you have to pay the bills but Jesus.
Continuing what bealzf said, can you stop bombarding us with the buckle up ad before every article. I know you have to pay the bills but Jesus.
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5:30PM on 05/22/2014
After it's out, we'll get to argue over which was more pointless: Alfonso Cuaron's prequel or Steven King's sequel
After it's out, we'll get to argue over which was more pointless: Alfonso Cuaron's prequel or Steven King's sequel
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5:28PM on 05/22/2014
Why waste this eminence on reheated leftovers?
Why waste this eminence on reheated leftovers?
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4:41PM on 05/22/2014
Men, I much rather see him do something original.
Men, I much rather see him do something original.
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3:59PM on 05/22/2014
I`d rather see Doctor Sleep made in to a movie.
I`d rather see Doctor Sleep made in to a movie.
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3:51PM on 05/22/2014
Agree with both popewithnohope and majorkonig41. Didn't even know a prequel was in development.


Also, I buckle my seat belt all the time. Please quit bothering me ad!
Agree with both popewithnohope and majorkonig41. Didn't even know a prequel was in development.


Also, I buckle my seat belt all the time. Please quit bothering me ad!
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3:45PM on 05/22/2014

If it must be done

I approve of Alfonso
I approve of Alfonso
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3:14PM on 05/22/2014
Another prequel that has no reason to exist. Do Fantastic Beasts instead. Get the series off on the right note.
Another prequel that has no reason to exist. Do Fantastic Beasts instead. Get the series off on the right note.
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3:09PM on 05/22/2014
Now this I'm okay with. I would love to see a one shot scene in The Overlook Hotel.
Now this I'm okay with. I would love to see a one shot scene in The Overlook Hotel.
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7:36PM on 05/22/2014
Word.
Word.
9:05PM on 05/22/2014
Imagine Russian Ark, but with the Overlook Hotel. Oh man.
Imagine Russian Ark, but with the Overlook Hotel. Oh man.
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