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Cary Fukunaga In Talks To Direct Stanley Kubrick's Napolean Miniseries


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If the True Detective director signs on to the project, he will take charge of the miniseries Stanley researched for several years and wrote a script for in the 1960s.

The Shining filmmaker originally wanted to make a biopic, but axed the project due to budget and production issues, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Bosses at American network HBO have been granted access to Stanley's extensive research database, containing more than 17,000 images of Napoleonic-era paintings and artefacts, by Kubrick's family.

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The Shining Sequel Coming To The Big Screen


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Bestselling novel Doctor Sleep, which was released in 2013, is being adapted by Oscar winning writer Akiva Goldsman.

Goldsman won his Oscar for the big screen adaptation of A Beautiful Mind and also penned the scripts for Batman & Robin and Practical Magic. A director for the project is yet to be confirmed.

The sequel to Stanley Kubrick's '80s horror classic will concentrate on the life of Danny Torrance, the son of writer Jack Torrance, famously played by Jack Nicholson, years after the events in the Overlook Hotel.

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Writer Recalls Catching Ryan O'Neal And Bianca Jagger Together


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Ryan O'Neal and Bianca Jagger were caught having sex ''like a pair of maddened wart-hogs'' in the marital home she shared with Sir Mick Jagger.

A previously-unpublished letter from screenwriter Terry Southern to legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick detailed how the 'Dr. Strangelove' scribe accidentally walked in on the pair in the throes of passion, despite the socialite being married to the Rolling Stones rocker at the time.

The letter - which was dated September 30, 1973 - read: ''My dear Stan, I had the pleasure of meeting R. O'Neal while we were both guests in the home of rock-star Mick Jagger .โ€‰.โ€‰. and his charming wife, Bianca -- to whom, unless I am very much mistaken, young O'Neal was putting his stout wood in a most forceful manner.

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Screenwriter's Letter Detailing Ryan O'neal's Fling With Bianca Jagger Unearthed


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Southern, who penned the Dr. Strangelove script for the late director, wrote to Kubrick complimenting him on casting Ryan O'Neal in his 1975 film Barry Lyndon, recalling an encounter with the movie star at a Jagger party.

The screenwriter told Kubrick he once stumbled in on a sex session between O'Neal and Mick Jagger's then-wife Bianca at the couple's home in London.

The letter, which has been obtained by editors at Man of the World magazine and will be published later this month (Sep15), suggest Southern, who also wrote the Easy Rider screenplay, was a guest at Jagger's London home and accidentally walked in on the Love Story star and the rocker's model wife in the throes of passion.

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Actress Coleen Gray Dies


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Gray, born Doris Jensen, passed away on Monday (03Aug15) at her home in Bel Air, California and her death has been attributed to natural causes, her friend David Schecter confirms to The Hollywood Reporter.

She is best known for her role in director Stanley Kubrick's 1956 film noir The Killing, for starring opposite John Wayne in the 1948 Western film Red River, and 1950 musical comedy Riding High, opposite Bing Crosby.

Gray also scored movie roles in Nightmare Alley, Kansas City Confidential, Kiss of Death, and The Leech Woman and appeared in TV shows including Rawhide, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, MCCloud, Days of Our Lives and Perry Mason.

The Shining Cast And Crew Reunite For 35th Anniversary


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The reunion was held at the iconic Elstree Studios in England, where most of Stanley Kubrick's movie was filmed in 1979, and the event was presented as part of The Elstree Project, a programme aimed at maintaining the famed facility's heritage.

In addition to co-screenwriter Diane Johnson, producers, cameramen, and various crew members, identical twins Louise and Lisa Burns, who played the Grady Twins in the movie, were also on hand to reminisce about their time on set, when they were just 10 years old.

Lisa discussed the family friendly atmosphere, recalling moments with a camera operator who would make sure the young girls were taken care of while working.

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Benedict Cumberbatch's Directing Dream


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Benedict Cumberbatch wants to become a Hollywood director because he's ''not interested in being the man of the moment''.

Despite being nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in 'The Imitation Game', the 38-year-old actor harbours ambitions to spend his future film career behind the camera rather than in front of one because that would bring him ''longevity'', but admits he will still be doing plenty of acting first.

Speaking to film critics in Los Angeles, he is quoted by The Sun newspaper as saying: ''I'm not interested in being the man of the moment, I want longevity. I want to direct.

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The Beatles Wanted To Film Lord Of The Rings


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The Beatles approached director Stanley Kubrick to make a film adaptation of The Lord Of The Rings novels back in their heyday, according to moviemaker Peter Jackson.

The Fab Four starred in five movies during their career, including A Hard Day's Night and Help! in the 1960s, and when they were considering their third film, the musicians went to Kubrick to discuss adapting J.R.R. Tolkien's books into a movie version but the author had not yet sold the rights.

Tolkien eventually released the book for film adaptation and Jackson brought the franchise to cinemas from 2001.

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Mark Romanek To Direct Overlook Hotel


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Mark Romanek is in talks to direct 'Overlook Hotel'.

The 'Never Let Me Go' director is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to helm the upcoming prequel to Stanley Kubrick's 1980 classic 'The Shining' - which was based on Stephen King's 1977 novel of the same name - Variety reports.

'Overlook Hotel' is based on Stephen King's original prologue to 'The Shining' - the film of which starred Jack Nicholson as possessed hotel caretaker Jack Torrance - and will tell the story of the building through the eyes of its first owner, Bob T. Watson.

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'Doctor Sleep' Released: 5 Of The Weirdest 'The Shining' Conspiracies


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Fans of Stephen King will be excited to learn that he has finally penned a follow-up to his 1977 horror novel, The Shining. Entitled Doctor Sleep, the new book will return to the characters of The Shining and will focus on Dan Torrance, now a middle-aged man.

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King, The Master Of Horror Fiction, Is Releasing A New Book.

Fleeing his father's legacy, Dan eventually settles into working in a nursing home, providing comfort to the patients with his mental abilities. Dan becomes "Doctor Sleep" with the aid of a cat who can foresee the future, and he must save a 12 year-old girl from an evil travelling cult.

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