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Movie prequel to Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’ in the works

Movie prequel to Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’ in the works

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Warner Bros / Press Kit

From Examiner: Stephen King has been planning to write a prequel to “The Shining” called “Dr. Sleep,” which follows little Danny Torrance as an adult. The entire purpose is to delve into demons that use people with The Shining to get into our world. Word came on July 30 that Warner Bros. also wants to revisit the story with a “Shining” prequel, about what happened in the Overlook Hotel before Jack Torrance tried to kill his family there.

The source, who remained nameless because they were not supposed to talk about it, said the studio has asked writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis (“Shutter Island”) and her partners Bradley Fischer and James Vanderbilt to work on a new story for the prequel.

8 Celebrities who used to be teachers

Gene Simmons
1. Gene Simmons
The bassist of Kiss taught sixth grade in Harlem before he became the world’s most famous bass-playing demon. Simmons was fired for replacing the works of Shakespeare with Spiderman comics, which he thought the students were more likely to actually read.

2. Sting
Before he became a star with The Police, Sting taught English, music, and soccer at St. Catherine’s Convent School.

3. J.K. Rowling
The Harry Potter author worked as an English teacher in Portugal as she plotted out the early adventures of her young wizards.

4. Mr. T
It was hard for Chicago students to be fools when it came to gym class in the mid-1970s. I don’t pity those kids. That would be AWESOME!

5. Sylvester Stallone
Did you know you were seeing a matchup of tough-guy teachers when you watched Rocky III? When Sly was attending the American College in Switzerland during the 1960s, he worked as a gym teacher to earn extra spending money.

6. Billy Crystal
The comedian worked as a junior high substitute teacher on Long Island while he waited for his career to take off.

7. Stephen King
Although he initially had to work in an industrial laundry after his college graduation, the horror master eventually found a teaching job that paid a cool $6,400 a year at the Hampden Academy in Hampden, Maine. King wrote Salem’s Lot while living in a trailer and working this job during the day.

8. Sheryl Crow
She was an elementary school music teacher at Kellison Elementary School in the St. Louis suburb of Fenton.

Was Susan Collins influenced by Stephen King?

The Hunger Games and The Long Walk share a lot of similarities. 

Stephen King the long walk

Stephen King’s disdain for Stephanie Meyer

Stephen King’s disdain for Stephanie Meyer and has no problem expressing his sentiment in regards to the quality of Harry Potter (JK Rowling) versus Twilight.

king on Twilight

Stephen King and Colbert holding hands

I love this picture. Now go order Stephen King’s new book here.

Stephen King and Colbert holding hands