The Shining and Room 237 news
If you’re in the UK, you’re in luck because you’ll get to see the documentary ‘Room 237’ in theaters on October 26th, 2012. The film is a review of the many conspiracy theories surrounding Kubrick’s ‘The Shining,’ and features Jay Weidner’s Apollo 11 theory. Room 237 debuted at the Sundance film festival and received some fairly good reviews. Here’s a review of what you can expect from the film: http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/23111/room-237-review
Also, The Shining will be getting a sequel (novel). Stephen King announced that it will be released on September 24th, 2013- 36 years after the original book’s release.
Whatever happened to Danny, that creepy-but-special little boy in Stephen King’s The Shining? We’re about to find out. The author has announced a release date for the famed book’s sequel, Doctor Sleep, in which a grownup Danny Torrance is haunted by the same demons (the twins!) from Overlook Hotel. The book begins with Danny working at a nursing home in a New Hampshire town and using his psychic “shining” powers to comfort those at death’s door. He also fights a tribe of quasi-immortals called The True Knot, but only with the help of a 12-year-old girl who possesses “the brightest shining ever seen,” according to King’s website, which calls the sequel “an epic battle between good and evil.” Doctor Sleep will be released on Sept. 24, 2013—exactly 36 years after King released the original.
The Shining will be re-released in the UK on November 2nd, 2012 with an extra 24 minutes of footage, never before seen (in the UK). I’m not sure how I feel about altering Kubrick’s work after his death.