The Shining Prequel Didn’t Happen for a Disappointing Reason

The Shining prequel film never became a success due to the disappointing box office returns of Doctor Sleep.

by Joshua Jones | published

doctor sleep Director Mike Flanagan recently revealed why his Stephen King? shiny The prequel never happened. Flanagan took to social media and responded with a fan-made poster for a fictional Halloran movie. While the director acknowledged that the film was “closer” to happening, it ultimately had disappointing box office numbers. doctor sleep Due to which the studio scrapped the picture.

Last year it was reported that a shiny spinoff series, OverlookIt was canceled after being set to premiere on HBO Max. time limit reported that the spinoff was a good match with the content on HBO Max. The report also mentioned that Bad Robot was shopping the series and called Netflix a “likely destination.”

Although it appears that there is no content Glazed may be coming our way, at least Mike Flanagan can say he made doctor sleep, Sadly, the film was not a box office success as it only managed to make $72 million worldwide on a budget of $45-$55 million. In comparison, Stephen King’s other recent film adaptation, pet SemataryPulled in $113 million on a budget of $21 million.

Regardless, it looks like fans may be ready to move on Glazed And dive into a new Stephen King adaptation. on 15 september, time limit reported that King’s latest novel, Fairy Tail, was already being adapted for the screen. Director Paul Greengrass is reportedly behind the helm.

and to be fair, Glazed Mike Flanagan’s sequel isn’t the only film to tank at the box office. The Shawshank Redemption It only managed to gross $16 million at the box office, failing to make up for its $25 million budget. Despite being a blast at the box office, it is still considered one of the best films of today.

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Ewan McGregor Inn doctor sleep (2019)

Mike Flanagan’s next outing Glazed The world isn’t even the most recent Stephen King project to run into problems. Warner Bros. Discovery reshuffled release dates meant that Salem lot was no longer on the calendar. The studio cited the pandemic as the reason for the film’s delay.

One has to wonder if Stephen King recently testified on behalf of the Justice Department under the current Biden administration has anything to do with all these delays. Glazed The author was involved in an anti-trust lawsuit against the publishing house Penguin Random House. King said that “consolidation is bad for competition.”

Whatever the case, it looks like Mike Fanaglan’s take is on Glazed The character Dick Halloran will never see the light of day. For those unaware, Halloran is the head of the famous Overlook Hotel who meets Danny Torrence in the film. Holoran briefly appeared in Fanglán’s doctor sleep To help guide an older Danny.

Although Fanaglan’s shiny The prequel may be stuck on shelves, at least for a prop Glazed Sold for an incredibly large amount. Jack Nicholson’s character’s infamous ax sold for $175,000 at the GottahaveRockandrol auction house. Fans may remember the ax used in the iconic “Here Johnny” scene.

no matter what happen Glazed Prequel future, at least Glazed It remains one of the most famous horror films in history. Maybe someday Mike Flanagan will be able to tell his Dick Halloran story.


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