Warner Bros. considering The Shining prequel

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  1. Sawyer High King

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    http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/168901-warner-bros-to-make-shining-prequel
    Because, you know...... that makes sense to do. :dry:

    Honestly, it's not inherently the worst idea I've ever heard, but there is SO much other King material that deserves a quality adaptation (*cough*Salem's Lot*cough*), that spending any time on a needless prequel just seems like a real shame.

    Hell, King's coming up with a sequel. Why aren't they getting the jump on that?
     
  2. PSYLENTGuardian El Pollos Hermano

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    Eh. It's Hollywood working their magic.
     
  3. 8wid Registered

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    Does anyone know what happened before the family got there that made so many ghosts appear in the hotel?
     
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    The hotel is some sort of psychic repository, or collector, of the spirits of many previous inhabitants it is able to claim. For example, a previous caretaker, Grady, who went nuts and murdered his family. It's implied throughout the book that some evil spirit or entity might have possessed the hotel--either causing all the evil (Grady's murders) or somehow created by the evil, with the hotel collecting and/or feeding on the darkness, or both.
     
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  5. Roose Bolton Son of Katas

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    Yeah I think just adapting Dr.Sleep would make more sense.
     
  6. Thedudehimself Registered

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    YEES, YEES, YEEZ!

    A Shining prequel! Gotta be awesome. Get McG or Peter Berg to direct, shoot it all on Green Screen, and cast Taylor Lautner as an youngish Jack Torrance.
     
  7. Doctor Jones shocked and baffled

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    I really have no interest in this. I'm afraid this will just come off as something looking like The Thing prequel. You could use Grady and his family but I really don't need to see the man going insane. It's perfectly well implied by Kubrick.

    Now if you got that screenwriter who wrote Shutter Island whose producing to write it... then I wouldn't be so uninterested. One of the reasons I love that film is because of The Shining/Kubrick influence it has on it.
     
  8. Symbiotic Registered

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    Meh. As others have said, just do King's sequel novel if you wanna re-visit that universe.
     
  9. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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    The Shinning: Rise of Scatman Crothers?
     
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    Why not just commission Stephen King to write a script for an original story that takes place inside of the hotel aside from the characters of the previous movie? After all there can be other people that have gone crazy in the hotel just the same. It doesn't have to be anything about Jack and his family.
     
  11. Incrediblejeff Still Incredible

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    What are the chances this is getting made?
     
  12. Blitzkrieg Bop Fight Owens Fight

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    :dry:

    Isn't the whole shebang about, oh, I don't know, the Shining power?! The ghosts want Danny for his ability. I don't give a **** about what made the ghosts ghosts.
    I take it that a lot of bad people came to the Overlook over the years, died, then were absorbed into the hotel forever, like Jack.

    I also think that Jack and Wendy had the Shining, too, but they didn't know about it. That's why Jack could talk to and see the ghosts and why Wendy started having visions towards the end. Danny, for some reason, has the strongest Shining ability.
     
  13. Raiden Wakanda Forever

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    Sounds as bad as the idea for the sequel of Pet Semetary.
     
  14. Marvolo Registered

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    So many King books and they come up with this? Now it could be really good, and really creepy in the right hands. However, they will most likely hire a pawn director, make it pg-13, and try for the young generation by being hip and casting all young adults with all the cliches present.

    Hoping they prove me wrong. Im due for a new horror film.
     
  15. Victarion Iron Captain

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    The Talisman would be great, given the upcoming Hobbit films, and, to a lesser extent, The Hunger Games. It's also got werewolves, which have become popular again via the Twilight Saga. I'm baffled by this decision, especially with Dr. Sleep in the works. However I don't think its due out until sometime in 2014. Last word was that a winter 2013 release is unlikely.
     
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    We ve had a ****** Shining movie already. That god awful TV Movie starring Steven Webber. This cant be worse.
     
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    ^^ i actually liked the mini-series. Even moreso than the Kubrick version.
     
  18. marcvader Lurker #1

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    While the tv movie was more accurate and approved of by Mr. King, I prefer the Kubrick one as it was the first horror movie I ever saw as a child and it scarred me for a looong time.
     
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    Very little.
     
  20. Nightmare "Kill Them All"

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    :hehe:
     
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    ‘Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara Set To Write ‘The Shining’ Prequel

     
  22. Wolfwood Shasta McNasty

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    I could see this as a weird and creepy TV series set in the Overlook Hotel when it was still a popular destination.
     
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    I have to take my hat off to hollywood ...they never run out of bad ideas.

    Watched Kubrick's movie a bunch of months ago in a movie theater. As gorgeous as i remembered it.
     
  24. Sawyer High King

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    FFS, just do Doctor Sleep! :argh:
     
  25. Marvolo Registered

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    I don't rrally see the problem with this. Kubricks film is strange and such a crap adaption (good film) that it stands alone. It is its own thing. A prequel won't change that. And as we know there is a lot of history to tap in the Overlook. With a good director this could be good.

    My only caveat would be that they don't try to explain why Jack was in the photo at the end. Dont even bring up Jack...AT ALL!
     

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