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Class of 1980: The Shining

Class of 1980: The Shining
Hey everyone! I’m the idiot who volunteered to write about The Shining, Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 1977 novel that over the past 40 years has already been run through the discourse grinder nine ways to Sunday. Even those few who haven’t seen it likely know the story: recovering (kinda) alcoholic Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and son Danny (Danny Lloyd) to the remote Overlook hotel to serve as caretaker during the off-season and give Jack a chance to work on his book. Those plans are quickly derailed, however, as Danny’s burgeoning psychic ability (the “shine”) helps him see that the hotel is alive and less than friendly. Naturally, it possesses Jack, who attacks his family with an axe while spouting manic Ed McMahon impressions.

Personally, I quite enjoy the film as a dread-drenched blend of haunted house and possession story, and
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Win The Shining on 4K Ultra HD

The Shining, Stanley Kubrick’s terrifying 1980 horror masterpiece, is now available to own on 4K Ultra HD and on Digital Download. The 4K remastering is of Kubrick’s original 146 minute version of the film which premiered on May 23rd 1980. To celebrate the release, we are giving three lucky winners the chance to get their hands on a copy.

Now widely regarded as one of the greatest horror films ever made, The Shining was directed and produced by Kubrick, who wrote the screenplay with Diane Johnson. The film was based on the novel “The Shining” by Stephen King, and stars Jack Nicholson in an iconic role as Jack Torrance, Shelley Duval as Wendy Torrance, Scatman Crothers as Dick Halloran, and Danny Lloyd as Danny Torrance.

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes the winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife,
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Doctor Sleep 2 Was Being Planned, Will It Still Happen?

Doctor Sleep 2 Was Being Planned, Will It Still Happen?
Those who enjoyed Doctor Sleep are probably going to be disappointed to find out that a sequel was already in development that will probably never see the light of day. The Stephen King adaptation, which serves as a sequel to The Shining, was released in theaters over the weekend and arrived with something of a messy thud. As such, Warner Bros. is going to do its best to simply mitigate its losses, so any talk of Doctor Sleep 2 will surely exist in the realm of what could have been, rather than what may be.

According to a new report detailing Doctor Sleep bombing at the box office over the weekend, Warner Bros. had a great deal of confidence in the project and director Mike Flanagan's vision. So much so, in fact, that studio chief Toby Emmerich had already inked a deal with Flanagan and his production company Intrepid Pictures to work on a sequel.
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Doctor Sleep Sequel Reportedly in the Works

John Saavedra Nov 11, 2019

Warner Bros. has already tapped Doctor Sleep director Mike Flanagan to pen a third Shining movie, according to a new report.

Doctor Sleep, the continuation of Stephen King's The Shining, may have received wide praise from critics and fans leading up to its release but it's safe to say the movie is not having the opening weekend many expected. While Warner Bros. projected the movie to open at $25-30 million domestically, reality has struck harder than a bat to the head: Doctor Sleep made only $14.1 million at the box office last weekend, putting it below World War II movie Midway, a film that hasn't enjoyed anywhere near the warm reception that director Mike Flanagan's horror flick has. We could sit here for days debating the reasons why the latest King movie hasn't fared well in theaters, but something much more fascinating has come to light since the release of the movie.
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‘Doctor Sleep’ Film Review: King-Crowned Horror Sequel Suffers When It’s a Kubrick Homage

‘Doctor Sleep’ Film Review: King-Crowned Horror Sequel Suffers When It’s a Kubrick Homage
Like a servant to two masters, “Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep” wants both Stephen King and fans of Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film of his book “The Shining” to be happy. But sadly, it isn’t enough of its own chilling entity to have much impact.

When King wrote his 2013 sequel to the novel that cemented his reputation, his author prerogative allowed him to continue the tale of psychically powered Danny Torrance into adulthood while ignoring the changes Kubrick made to his original novel, from the portrayal of Danny’s troubled dad Jack (played by Jack Nicholson) to the Overlook Hotel’s fate. King has famously never been crazy about the liberties taken by Kubrick.

In adapting “Doctor Sleep,” then, in which we meet another gifted child, and a terrifying new villain (that isn’t a hotel), writer-director Mike Flanagan — no stranger to filming the giant’s work (“Gerald’s Game
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Doctor Sleep Director Mike Flanagan Discusses Recasting Characters From The Shining

As you know, director Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep will directly tie into Stanely Kubrick’s The Shining. There are going to be a good amount of flashback scenes that will feature characters from the original Shining film and those characters needed to be recast.

I can only imagine the pressure that Flanagan was feeling when he was recasting these roles almost forty years after the original movie was released. But, he opted to recast those characters instead of bringing them back to life with the use of CGI technology.

During an interview with Cb, the filmmaker talked about all this saying that it was the hardest part of the process:

"That was the hardest part of this, I think, because the only other option is to do some kind of digital thing where you try to recreate another actor and I don't feel like
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Full Trailer for 'The Shining' Sequel 'Doctor Sleep' with Ewan McGregor

"Come play with us forever and ever." Warner Bros has debuted the full-length official trailer for Doctor Sleep, the adaptation of Stephen King's sequel to his original novel "The Shining". The first teaser arrived earlier in the summer, but this looks even more creepy and thrilling with tons of fresh footage. Doctor Sleep is both written and directed by Mike Flanagan, of "The Haunting of Hill House" fame and Gerald's Game. Set years after the events of The Shining, Ewan McGregor stars as an adult Danny Torrance, a man with psychic powers known as "the shining". The cast includes Rebecca Ferguson as Rose the Hat, head of the True Knot, a cult that feeds on children with these powers; Kyliegh Curran, Bruce Greenwood, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Jocelin Donahue, Jacob Tremblay, Carl Lumbly (playing the same cook played by Scatman Crothers in The Shining), plus Alex Essoe as Wendy Torrance,
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The Big ‘Doctor Sleep’ Mystery: How Will ‘The Shining’ Sequel Resurrect Jack Torrance?

The Big ‘Doctor Sleep’ Mystery: How Will ‘The Shining’ Sequel Resurrect Jack Torrance?
[Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for Stephen King’s “Doctor Sleep” novel.]

Warner Bros. released the first trailer for “Doctor Sleep” on June 13 to much praise from fans of Stephen King’s 2013 novel of the same name and Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining.” The film is based on King’s literary sequel to “The Shining” and picks up with an adult Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor), a struggling alcoholic whose shining abilities return after he tries to go sober and meets a young girl with similar supernatural gifts. The trailer confirmed director Mike Flanagan would be recreating scenes from Kubrick’s iconic 1980 horror movie, which is why the big question on every “Shining” fan’s mind is this: How is “Doctor Sleep” planning on resurrecting Jack Torrance?

News broke in August 2018 that Flanagan had cast new actors to play the familiar faces from “The Shining.” Newcomer Alex Essoe, best known for indie films such as “Midnighters” and “Red Island,
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“Heeere’s Johnny!!” The Shining Screening Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

“Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in. Not by the hair of your chiny-chin-chin? Well then I’ll huff and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in!”

The Shining (1980) screens midnights this weekend (June 21st and 22nd) at The Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ Midnight Series. A Facebook invite for the screening can be found Here

Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film, The Shining (based on the Stephen King novel) creates some of the most genuine spine chills ever filmed. Taking a job as a winter caretaker for a giant and remote hotel, Jack Nicholson, his wife Shelley Duvall, and his son Danny Lloyd, find that the long hallways and empty rooms contain more than a few ghosts. The film goes back and forth from scary to amusing as Jack, meticulously pacing his part, slowly turns into a psychopath, taking an axe to his loved ones.
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Doctor Sleep Trailer Arrives, Ewan McGregor Faces Redrum in The Shining Sequel

Doctor Sleep Trailer Arrives, Ewan McGregor Faces Redrum in The Shining Sequel
Director Mike Flanagan's adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining sequel,Doctor Sleepwill be stalking into theaters near you this November featuring Ewan McGregor as adult Danny Torrance. McGregor's Danny will be going up against a semi-vampire played by Rebecca Ferguson in a battle for the soul of a young girl with the shining named Abra Stone. The flick is damn-near at the top of my 2019 must-see horror movies, and today we have the film's trailer to share with you guys. Check it out below!

King himself teased the trailer was going to be hitting today over on Instagram, and sure enough, here it is. I don't know about you, but I've read King's novel, and I found it to be a worthy sequel to what is (debatably) King's scariest book. Sure it's not as frightening as the original novel The Shining, or Stanely Kubrick's original movie starring Jack Nicholson for that matter,
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Ewan McGregor in First Trailer for 'The Shining' Sequel 'Doctor Sleep'

"I don't know about magic... I always called it 'the shining.'" Warner Bros has unveiled the first trailer for Doctor Sleep, the adaptation of Stephen King's sequel to his original novel "The Shining". So this is a direct sequel to Kubrick's The Shining movie. Doctor Sleep is both written and directed by Mike Flanagan, of "The Haunting of Hill House" fame and director of the other Stephen King film Gerald's Game, which means this is in good hands. Set years after the events of The Shining, Ewan McGregor stars as an adult Danny Torrance, a man with psychic powers known as "the shining". The cast includes Rebecca Ferguson as Rose the Hat, head of the True Knot, a cult that feeds on children with these powers; Kyliegh Curran, Bruce Greenwood, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Jocelin Donahue, Jacob Tremblay, Carl Lumbly (playing the same cook played by Scatman Crothers
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Here’s Johnny…in 4K

Burbank, CA, May 15, 2019 – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that The Shining, Stanley Kubrick’s terrifying 1980 horror masterpiece, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on October 1. The 4K remastering is of Kubrick’s original 146 minute version of the film which premiered in the United States on May 23rd, 1980.

Now widely regarded as one of the greatest horror films ever made, The Shining was directed and produced by Kubrick, who wrote the screenplay with Diane Johnson. The film was based on the novel “The Shining” by Stephen King, and stars Jack Nicholson in an iconic role as Jack Torrance, Shelley Duval as Wendy Torrance, Scatman Crothers as Dick Halloran, and Danny Lloyd as Danny Torrance.

The 4K remastering was done using a new 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging. Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick’s former personal assistant Leon Vitali
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The Shining Is Getting an All-New Stunning 4K Ultra HD Release in October

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced The Shining, Stanley Kubrick's terrifying 1980 horror masterpiece, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on October 1. The 4K remastering is of Kubrick's original 144 minute version of the film which premiered in the United States on May 23rd, 1980. On May 17th, the restored 4K version of The Shining screened at The Cannes Film Festival.

Now widely regarded as one of the greatest horror films ever made, The Shining was directed and produced by Kubrick, who wrote the screenplay with Diane Johnson. The film was based on the novel "The Shining" by Stephen King, and stars Jack Nicholson in an iconic role as Jack Torrance, Shelley Duval as Wendy Torrance, Scatman Crothers as Dick Halloran, and Danny Lloyd as Danny Torrance.

The 4K remastering was done using a&#160new 4K scan of the original 35mm camera&#160negative at Warner Bros.&#160Motion Picture Imaging.
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Warner Bros. to Release Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on October 1st

Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (based on Stephen King's novel of the same name) being released in theaters, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is starting the celebration this year with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital release of Kubrick's classic horror film on October 1st, featuring a 4K remaster that was overseen by Steven Spielberg and Leon Vitali, who worked as Kubrick's personal assistant.

From the Press Release: Burbank, CA, May 15, 2019 – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that

The Shining, Stanley Kubrick’s terrifying 1980 horror masterpiece, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on October 1. The 4K remastering is of Kubrick’s original 146 minute version of the film which premiered in the United States on May 23rd, 1980.

Now widely regarded as one of the greatest horror films ever made, The Shining was directed and produced by Kubrick, who
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The Shining Sequel Doctor Sleep Casts Dick Halloran And Wendy Torrance

As a longtime lover of The Shining, you’d better believe that I’m right there with those of you who’ve been seemingly waiting an eternity for a sequel on the silver screen. Fortunately, the gargantuan success of It forced Hollywood to fast track an adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel, Doctor Sleep.

For a short while, we’d been waiting on the studio to round out cast and crew, as Ewan McGregor (Danny Torrance) and Rebecca Ferguson (Rose the Hat) had previously been the only ones named to star in the picture directed by Mike Flanagan.

But now, we’ve received confirmation on two very important puzzle pieces falling into place, those being Dick Halloran and Wendy Torrance. Thanks to Deadline, it’s been revealed that Carl Lumbly (Supergirl) will play the former, with Alex Essoe (The Maestro) being enlisted as the latter.

Personally, I’m curious to
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The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep finds its Wendy Torrance, Dick Halloran and Crow Daddy

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros.Stephen King adaptation Doctor Sleep has cast Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes) and Carl Lumbly (Supergirl) as Wendy Torrance and Dick Halloran, characters portrayed by Shelley Duvall and Scatman Crothers in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

The duo join the previously announced Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin), who is playing the now-adult Danny Torrance, while Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) is set to portray Rose the Hat, the leader of The True Knot – a psychic cult which feeds on the “steam” created by children who possess the shining.

In addition to Essoe and Lumbly, Variety is reporting that Zahn McClarnon (Westworld) is in talks to play Crow Daddy, a member of the villainous cult and the right hand man to Ferguson’s Rose the Hat.

Doctor Sleep takes place 36 years after The Shining and finds Danny as a drifter, desperately trying to shed his father’s legacy of despair,
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Casting Update for Movie Adaptation of Doctor Sleep, Stephen King’s Sequel to The Shining

The cast is growing for Mike Flanagan's film adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining sequel.

Deadline reports that Alex Essoe is set to play Wendy Torrance, the mother of Danny Torrance, in Doctor Sleep, while Carl Lumbly is lined up for the role of Dick Halloran.

Dick Halloran and Wendy Torrance were played memorably by Scatman Crothers and Shelley Duvall, respectively, in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining adaptation. The Doctor Sleep film, meanwhile, will be an adaptation of King's sequel to The Shining novel, which has a different ending than Kubrick's version.

Variety previously reported that Ewan McGregor will play an adult version of Danny Torrance in the Doctor Sleep movie, so Essoe will likely be playing his mother shortly after the haunting events at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining, before the story flashes forward to when Danny is an adult.

The Doctor Sleep movie is slated for a January 24th,
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‘Doctor Sleep’ Gets Carl Lumbly For Dick Halloran, Alex Essoe For Wendy Torrance

‘Doctor Sleep’ Gets Carl Lumbly For Dick Halloran, Alex Essoe For Wendy Torrance
Exclusive: Warner Bros is setting Carl Lumbly to play Dick Halloran and Alex Essoe to play Wendy Torrance in Doctor Sleep, the continuation of the storyline from The Shining. Those are the roles that Scatman Crothers and Shelley Duvall played in the Stanley Kubrick-directed original, if you are keeping score at home.

Mike Flanagan is directing Doctor Sleep, which stars Ewan McGregor as grown up Danny Torrance, and Rebecca Ferguson plays Rose The Hat, head of a cult that feeds on the “steam” created by young people who have a touch of the “shining.” It is an excruciating fatal process for the victims and Torrance finds himself in their cross hairs as he tries to help a young girl elude their grasp. Flanagan rewrote Akiva Goldsman’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel that picks up the life of the Redrum kid when he is in his 40s and
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Ewan McGregor In Talks To Play Grownup Danny Torrance In ‘Doctor Sleep’

Ewan McGregor In Talks To Play Grownup Danny Torrance In ‘Doctor Sleep’
Warner Bros is in talks with Ewan McGregor to play Danny Torrance in Doctor Sleep, the Mike Flanagan-directed continuation of the storyline that began in the Stanley Kubrick pic The Shining. The studio put the film on a fast track after the outsized grosses of another Stephen King bestseller adaptation, It. It was then that the studio set Flanagan to direct the adaptation of the 2013 King novel that picks up the life of the Redrum kid when he is in his 40s and struggling with the same demons of anger and alcoholism that plagued his father.

Flanagan rewrote the script originally adapted by Akiva Goldsman. Flanagan’s producing partner Trevor Macy will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg, and Goldsman is executive producer.

The novel begins as Torrance carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. He’s become a reflection of his murderous father, with
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‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot with Jordan Peele Heads to CBS All Access

You may now enter The Twilight Zone! The beloved classic series has been handed a series order with Jordan Peele (Get Out) and Simon Kinberg (X-Men) leading the way.

The reboot will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Kinberg’s Genre Films for the subscription video on demand service CBS All Access. Peele, Kinberg and Marco Ramirez (The Defenders) will executively produce the series and collaborate on the premiere episode.

Peele went on to say:

Too many times this year it’s felt we were living in a twilight zone, and I can’t think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences,

Kinberg added:

The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life. The opportunity to continue its lineage is a dream come true, and I’m so thrilled to be doing it with Jordan, Marco and the team at CBS All Access.
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