Posts tagged with "Stanley Kubrick"

Win tickets to Anne Rice’s Prince Lestat midnight book launch

Win tickets to Anne Rice’s Prince Lestat midnight book launch
With Halloween almost upon us, MCM Buzz have a pair of tickets to give away to a special midnight launch at the British Library for the latest book, Prince Lestat from the queen of horror novels, Anne Rice. Anne Rice is among the best-selling authors in the world and the master of modern gothic. Her novel Interview with the Vampire was published to huge success in 1976, transforming the vampire genre and becoming the first of the dangerously enticing... 

The Shining prequel gets a screenwriter

The Shining prequel gets a screenwriter
Not to be confused with Stephen King’s own sequel to the Shining: Doctor Sleep, Warner Bros have announced that they will be making a prequel to the Stanley Kubrick classic which is to be titled The Overlook Hotel. The rather daunting task of penning the script has fallen on Glen Mazzara, who did a wonderful job on The Walking Dead. Coincidentally Warner Bros first announced the project right around the same time that news of King’s... 

Life of Pi Review

Life of Pi Review
The word “unfilmable” is one that is constantly thrown about with adaptations. With the word “adaptation” already provoking some moans and groans at the lack of original ideas in cinema, adaptations deemed unfilmable seem all the more risky. With new technologies, and with new forward-thinking filmmakers, the idea of unfilmable books appears to be a thing of the past. Even so far back as Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Lolita in 1962, the... 

Alien Vault Panel at London MCM Expo

Alien Vault Panel at London MCM Expo
Empire Magazine’s Ian Nathan recently released his book Alien Vault, packed full of information on the seminal film, such as unseen set photos, sketches, H.R. Giger’s concept artwork, script pages and reproductions of Ridley Scott’s annotated storyboards. Ian Nathan led a panel at the London MCM Expo, interviewing the film’s associate producer, Ivor Powell, and special effects supervisor Brian Johnson, both of whom had met after working on... 
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