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Play It Again – The Shining

By Simon Miraudo May 14, 2013 Play It Again is a weekly feature in which our classic-film connoisseurs revisit a revered motion picture from the annals of movie history, to see if it holds up… or if it has aged terribly. And yes, it takes its name from a famously misquoted Casablanca line (hey, whatever; it […]

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Warner Bros consider prequel to The Shining

In news that should excite fans of The Shining – Kidding! The internet hates this kind of thing! – Warner Bros are toying with the idea of producing a prequel to the Stanley Kubrick classic. According to the L.A. Times, writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Avatar) and partners Bradley Fischer (Black Swan) and James Vanderbilt […]

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Lost co-creator develops new TV show

Unfairly maligned Lost co-creator and Prometheus screenwriter Damon Lindelof is developing a brand new TV series; one which hopefully won’t raise the ire of all who watch it. According to Vulture, Lindelof is adapting Tom Perotta’s novel The Leftovers for HBO. The tale takes place in the years following a “Rapture-like Global event” during which millions of people disappeared, leaving […]

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Warner Bros resurrecting The Dark Tower

Warner Bros might come to the rescue of Ron Howard‘s seemingly doomed adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Dark Tower, Deadline reports. Universal Pictures balked at Howard’s plan to produce three movies and two limited-run TV series’ based on the source material, and passed on the project last year. According to Deadline, Warner Bros is now […]

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Damon and Affleck reunite for mobster movie

It’s easy to forget Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are Oscar winning screenwriters. Their Good Will Hunting collaboration seems so long ago; since then, there have been Bournes and Giglis, not to mention the whole I’m ******* Matt Damon and I’m ******* Ben Affleck song war. The duo is set to collaborate once more on a film based on […]

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The Dark Tower being rebuilt (with a smaller budget); TV show headed to HBO

UPDATE: This post from 25/10/11 has been updated with news of the TV show headed to HBO. Earlier this year, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s ambitious vision for a film trilogy and two short-run TV series based on Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower books was nixed by Universal. Speaking to The Playlist, Grazer believes the […]

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Ben Affleck takes The Stand

Warner Brothers has chosen Ben Affleck to adapt and direct The Stand, Deadline reports. Affleck has proven his directorial chops with Gone Baby Gone and The Town, and is now tapped to tackle the 1978 apocalyptic Stephen King novel, which has previously been adapted into a miniseries. If Affleck accepts the job it’s said to […]

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Jonathan Demme and Stephen King going back in time to save JFK

The Silence of the Lambs helmer Jonathan Demme is set to write, direct and produce an adaptation of Stephen King’s upcoming novel 11/22/63, Variety reports. Although announcements of feature film adaptations of Stephen King books are as regular an occurrence in Hollywood as the shattering of dreams, this one sounds pretty interesting. The premise: a high school […]

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The Dark Tower crumbles underneath Ron Howard’s feet

The writing has been on the wall for some time, but Universal Pictures has officially bailed on Ron Howard‘s ambitious project The Dark Tower. According to Deadline, Universal balked at Howard’s plan to turn Stephen King’s epic seven-book series The Dark Tower into a trilogy of films and two limited run TV series. The script for […]

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