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