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

By | Thursday April 11, 2013 @ 11:34am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Glen Mazzara, who ran AMC’s smash hit series The Walking Dead for the past several seasons, will now focus on ghosts. He’s in talks to write The Overlook Hotel, a prequel to the Stanley Kubrick-directed The Shining, based on the Stephen King novel. The film is being developed at Warner Bros to be produced by Mythology Entertainment’s Bradley Fischer, James Vanderbilt and Laeta Kalogridis.

While King wasn’t crazy about the Kubrick movie, there are so many iconic images in that movie, and an outsized performance by Jack Nicholson, that this will be a tough act to follow. Mazzara is an interesting choice. He succeeded Frank Darabont on The Walking Dead, and while it seemed he clashed with graphic novel creator Robert Kirkman — he was dropped as showrunner in December — I think he did a fabulous job in moving forward and giving context to what Darabont started. I’ve never seen a series quite like it, and there are plenty of ghostly nuggets from the formative days of that haunted hotel that were dropped in the book and the Kubrick movie that make me eager to see what Mazzara does with this prequel. Read More »

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R.I.P. Marty Richards

By | Tuesday November 27, 2012 @ 6:59am PST
Mike Fleming

Marty Richards, producer and philanthropist, died yesterday at age 80. The New Yorker’s stage producing credits included Chicago, Sweeney Todd, La Cage aux Folles, and Crimes of the Heart. While Broadway was his stomping grounds over a 50 year … Read More »

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IFC Midnight Picks Up Stanley Kubrick ‘Shining’ Documentary ‘Room 237′

By | Monday April 23, 2012 @ 11:09am PDT

Stanley Kubrick Room 237New York, NY -April 23 2012 – IFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring North American rights to director Rodney Ascher’s highly acclaimed documentary ROOM 237 which concerns the theories surrounding and within Stanley Kubrick’s film THE SHINING. The film, which was produced by Tim Kirk and scored by Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson, recently played at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. IFC Midnight plans to release the film theatrically this year.

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Sundance Kubrick Doc ‘Room 237′ Lands At IFC Films

By | Wednesday February 8, 2012 @ 10:00am PST

Exclusive: IFC Films has picked up Sundance ’12 Stanley Kubrick doc Room 237. A world premiere in the festival’s New Frontier section, the experimental documentary directed by Rodney Ascher explores the numerous theories about the “real meaning” of … Read More »

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