Alfonso Cuarón Rumored for an Offer to Direct 'The Shining' Prequel

May 22, 2014
Source: Schmoes Know

The Shining

After news surfaced that Oscar-winning Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón was in deep talks to direct the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we have a rumor that makes that possibility seem a little less likely. Schmoes Know has learned that Warner Bros. has also made an offer for Cuarón to direct their gestating prequel to The Shining called The Overlook Hotel. The project has been simmering since the summer of 2012 and over a year ago, ormer "The Walking Dead" showrunner, writer and producer Glen Mazzara was brought on to write the script. Could Cuaron be the man for the job now?

Honestly, it's hard to say what Cuarón might actually end up directing. This latest rumor seems to indicate that Warner Bros. is just throwing several projects at Cuarón in order to keep him around the studio. We're still not sure what the story would be for this prequel to Stanley Kubrick's classic adaptation, but with producers like Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island), Bradley Fischer (Black Swan) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) behind it, there's bound to be some interesting talent involved. The though of Cuarón behind a horror film is enticing, but a prequel to The Shining? We'd prefer a return to the wizarding world. In the meantime, get your fix of The Shining by buying checking out Mondo's Room 237 clothing. Thoughts?

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments


WB should throw him "Y: The Last Man" & "Akira" as well.

Tey on May 22, 2014


Someone needs to throw someone Akira, and you might be right that it should be him.

OfficialJab on May 22, 2014


He did well with HP maybe they should let him direct a non shitty version of Eragon. Lots of potential. I am biased in that I love the book though.

Jon Odishaw on May 22, 2014


So it'll be about his life as a writer before going to the hotel and turning psycho? - Sounds boring!

Rock n Rollllll on May 22, 2014


Most likely the story behind the hotel and the previous person who went psycho. A great film like this just needs to be left alone, but I could see this being interesting if done correctly ( which odds are it will not be).

Tester on May 22, 2014


I didn't read the book so I might just sound stupid but the end of the movie try show a picture of him from like the 1940s...what the hell was that about? Maybe they could work with that.

Jon Odishaw on May 22, 2014


i'd rather see the adaptation od Steven kings new book , the sequel to The Shining , Dr Sleep ... it was a great book and would make a good film .

Will on May 23, 2014


Agreed. I was completely caught unawares, too, with how emotionally powerful it was. A Damn good and satisfying read.

denverchris on May 27, 2014

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