Cuarón Offered the Opportunity to Direct the Prequel to the Horror Classic “The Shining”

Alfonso Cuarón is being presented with a shining opportunity…

The 52-year-old Mexican filmmaker, who was named Best Director at this year’s Oscars, is reportedly being offered the opportunity to helm a prequel to the horror classic The Shining.

Alfonso Cuaron

The project is reportedly called “The Overlook Hotel“.

Glen Mazzara, the former showrunner on AMC’s The Walking Dead, is in talks to write the script.

The original film, released in 1980, starred Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, a father who brings his wife and son to an isolated hotel for the winter. Due to an evil presence in the hotel, Torrance goes crazy and becomes violent.

It’s based on a novel of the same name by Stephen King. A follow-up book titled Doctor Sleep was released in 2013.

When asked about the prequel plan earlier this year, King told Entertainment Weekly, “There’s a real question about whether or not they have the rights to Before the Play, which was the prologue cut from the book – because the epilogue to the book was called After the Play. So they were bookends, and there was really scary stuff in that prologue that wouldn’t make a bad movie. Am I eager to see that happen? No I am not.”

“And there’s some real question about what rights Warner Bros. does still have. The Shining is such an old book now that the copyright comes back to me. Arguably, the film rights lapse – so we’ll see. We’re looking into that.” 

”I’m not saying I would put a stop to the project, because I’m sort of a nice guy. When I was a kid, my mother said, ‘Stephen if you were a girl, you’d always be pregnant.’ I have a tendency to let people develop things. I’m always curious to see what will happen. But you know what? I would be just as happy if it didn’t happen.”

Lopez Pays Tribute to Selena at Recent Concert Stop

She may be the world’s most powerful celebrity… But Jennifer Lopez hasn’t forgotten about the role that launched her massive career.

Jennifer Lopez

During a recent concert stop in Dallas on her successful world tour, the 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress paid special tribute to the late Selena—the woman she portrayed in her breakthrough film back in 1997—by performing the singer’s emotionally charged “No Me Queda Mas.”

Dressed in an oh-so-sheer red dress, Lopez told the audience that she was grateful to have been chosen to play la Reina de la Musica Tejana before treating concertgoers to the song.

Lopez’s performance in the film, which received mostly positive reviews from critics, left a big impression on film critics like the Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert. He gave Selena three-and-a-half stars out of four and wrote, “The teenage and adult Selena is played by Lopez in a star-making performance. After her strong work as the passionate lover of Jack Nicholson in the current Blood and Wine, here she creates a completely different performance, as a loyal Quintanilla who does most of her growing up on a tour bus with her dad at the wheel.”


The former American Idol judge received several award nominations for her role as Selena, including a Golden Globe nod for best performance by an actress in a musical or comedy motion picture.

Teaser Released for Sheen’s “Anger Managerment”

FX has released one of the first teasers for Charlie Sheen’s upcoming comedy series Anger Management.

While there’s no actual footage from Sheen’s highly anticipated series, there’s definitely a tongue-in-cheek reference to the 46-year-old part-Spanish actor’s tumultuous last year and possibly the death of his character on his previous show, CBSTwo and a Half Men, following the actor’s public dismissal from the long-running sitcom.

Anger Management is a version of the hit Adam Sandler/Jack Nicholson film. Sheen will play Nicholson’s role—an infuriating therapist who brings out the rage in his patients.

FX has picked up 10 episodes with the option to buy another 90 additional episodes if the show is successful.

The show, currently in production, is expected to premiere this summer.

Sheen Gets Cleared for “Anger Management”

Charlie Sheen hasn’t had the most positive year… But he seems to be turning things around.

The rights to the 46-year-old part-Spanish actor’s new television series “Anger Management,” a version of the hit Adam Sandler/Jack Nicholson film, has been purchased by FX. The cable network has picked up 10 episodes, with the option to buy another 90 additional episodes if the show is successful. Sheen will play Nicholson’s role—an infuriating therapist who brings out the rage in his patients.

After getting fired from his hit CBS series last winter, the former “Two and a Half Men” star, the star sobered up and announced in July that he’d be starring the “Anger Management.”

“I chose ‘Anger Management’ because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it’s a great concept,” said Sheen at the time.

Sheen was roasted in a hit special on Comedy Central in September, and appeared at the Emmys to present an award and wish his old “Two and a Half Men” cast members and replacement Ashton Kutcher the best of luck in the new season. They killed off his character in the first episode of the re-worked series this fall.

“Anger Management” will premiere next summer on FX.