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Rumour: Alfonso Cuarn to direct prequel to The Shining?

There have long been rumours surrounding the possibility of a new, big-screen version of The Shining , and now it seems as though Warner has its eye on the man it wants to make that proposal a reality…

According to Schmoes Know , Warner is planning a prequel to Stanley Kubrick's film, and has the Oscar-winning Alfonso Cuarón earmarked for the director's chair.

The rumour represents the second major project Cuarón has been linked with this week, with the director also thought to be Warner's first pick to helm the forthcoming Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them .

As to the project itself, former Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara is thought to have penned a script for the film, which is operating under the working title The Overlook Hotel .

Whether or not Cuarón decides to take the plunge remains to be seen, but it sounds as though the project is beginning to make some moves either way...

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