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40 Years Later, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining Is a State of Mind

The Overlook Hotel will never close. It’s been burned down, shuddered up, and even burned down again, but there’s no moving on. The walls, halls, and spooky rooms of the ghoulish institution are as obdurate as the spirits within, and they’ll remain that way forever. Point being, the Overlook Hotel isn’t just a setting in a story or a movie. It’s no longer just a name Stephen King gave to his own vision of The Stanley Hotel. And it’s not just the prismatic hell that Stanley Kubrick dreamed up a few years later. It’s been absorbed by the public consciousness; no different than Jack Torrance at the very end of the 1980 film. Of course, none of this would have happened without said film. Thanks to its labyrinthine qualities and MoMa-ready aesthetics, Kubrick’s chilling masterpiece has spawned ...

Mike Flanagan to Adapt Stephen King’s Revival

Mike Flanagan is sticking around King’s Dominion. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Doctor Sleep filmmaker and producer Trevor Macy are reuniting to tackle Stephen King’s 2014 novel Revival for Warner Bros. At the moment, Flanagan is only attached to the write the script. He has an option to direct, and knowing him, we wouldn’t be surprised if he goes all in. Having said that, he does have his hands full with the forthcoming The Haunting of Bly Manor for Netflix, in addition to the recently announced adaptation of Christopher Pike’s The Midnight Club. Previously, Josh Boone was attached to helm the project project Universal. In fact, he reportedly had gotten so far as to cast Russell Crowe in a role. Instead, he’s currently working on The Stand miniseries for CBS All Access. Ed...

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