Sunday, July 29, 2012
"The Shining" and "The Wild Bunch" Prequels ?
While Sony tries to play it safe, by greenlighting $100 million reboots of previous Columbia and MGM genre hits, including "Total Recall", "RoboCop", "Carrie" and "Poltergeist", Warners is taking another tact by looking into the feasibility of prequeling their previous hits, including director Sam Peckinpah's 1969 western "The Wild Bunch" and director Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror, "The Shining".
Depending on how well the upcoming westerns "Django Unchained" and "The Lone Ranger" click with audiences, "The Wild Bunch" prequel would focus on the violent world of turn-of-the-century western outlaws, 'Pike Bishop' , 'Deke Thornton' and 'Freddie Sykes'.
Author Stephen King is in the process of releasing a book sequel to "The Shining" that will focus on a now middle-aged 'Danny Torrance', the young boy, possessed with the psychic gift of 'the shining'. In the original film, his father 'Jack Torrance, arrives at the elegant, isolated 'Overlook Hotel' as an off-season caretaker with his wife and Danny, only to be haunted by the realization that he had been there before. Writer/producer Laeta Kalogridis ("Avatar"), with producers Bradley Fischer ("Black Swan") and James Vanderbilt ("Zodiac") have agreed to develop "The Shining" sequel, if Warners deems there is enough interest generated by King's upcoming novel.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Wild Bunch" and "The Shining"...
Posted by Michael Stevens on Sunday, July 29, 2012