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Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980) has been widely considered as the best big-screen adaptation of a Stephen King novel and has built up one of the largest cult followings in movie history—and for good reason. With the release of Doctor Sleep (the long-awaited sequel to the classic King story) set to arrive at Regal on November 8th, we wanted to pay homage to the movie’s powerful predecessor.
Permeating through the set design and costumes of Jojo Rabbit are vibrant colors that were a reality during the time period, much to the surprise of many who have grown accustomed to the black-and-white and somber colors from historical footage and still images. On-location filming in Europe, combined with an attention to historical detail, combine with a creative freedom that helps to recreate WWII Germany.
Taika Waititi, a 44-year old New Zealand native, has had a rather long and successful career as an actor, filmmaker, and director in multiple movies which have yielded much acclaim and even some awards. Waititi rose to international fame in 2014 after the release of his vampire comedy mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows (2014), which he co-write, co-directed, and co-starred in playing the hilarious Viago Von Dorna Schmarten Scheden.
Ewan McGregor stars as Danny Torrance in the Stephen King adaptation Doctor Sleep, the follow-up to the widely acclaimed movie, The Shining (1980). We find the now grown Danny in his forties and still recovering from the trauma of his near-death at the Overlook hotel in his youth. From the Doctor Sleep trailer, it appears that Danny will be returning to the Overlook Hotel to confront the evils that haunt him, as well as his counterpart, Abra (played by Kyliegh Curran).
After directing the most successful Thor movie to date, Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Taika Waititi sets his sights on the greatest conflict the world has ever seen, World War II. Waititi brings the same comedic touch that helped revamp Marvel’s formerly austere God of Thunder to the gravitas of war, creating a uniquely original satire, Jojo Rabbit, starring himself, Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, and Stephen Merchant. Jojo Rabbit comes to Regal on October 18th.
There are a lot of Stephen King movies in development, which isn't surprising considering he's an author who has almost supernaturally mastered the balance of quantity and quality. So, given the high volume of projects that fans of King's work will have to look forward to, it helps to have a digestible understanding of what's coming. Here is a breakdown of every Stephen King movie currently in development.
We all have that friend or family member that will, without fail, complain about a movie not living up to the standards of the book; or maybe you are that friend or family member. Either way, one cannot deny that if a book gets the Hollywood treatment, it must be a pretty great story. So to get ahead of the crowd, we’ve compiled a list of books to read this summer before the movie adaptation hits the big screen this year!