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THE SHINING Prequel HALLORANN Might Be Dead in the Snow

The Haunting of Hill House director Mike Flanagan’s planned prequel to Stephen King’s The Shining and Doctor Sleep Hallorann was set to focus on young Dick Hallorann. But it looks like the project might be dead in the snow…

While confirming he had a “thorough outline” for the film, Flanagan told to Mick Garris at the Fantasia International Film Festival: “I don’t know if it’ll go any further, to be honest. I hope someday it gets back on track because I really liked it. There’s this huge chunk of [Hallorran’s] life where King just never provided anything, and that’s where we want to play. The fun part about that is I’ve got signposts on either side of that story. I know where he begins and I know where he ends.”

He adds: “It’s all about getting him from that little boy at the beginning of Doctor Sleep, who’s talking about his evil grandfather and learning about the shining and the lockboxes and getting him to be that man who takes the job at the Overlook Hotel. And who clearly, as referenced all over the books, had some kind of very traumatic experience in Room 237, or 217 in the book. That would be an incredible job. I don’t know how to approach that. I do know that I would need to touch base with King constantly, to make sure that we’re not messing up his character.”

Hallorann was played by Scatman Crothers in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Then by Melvin van Peebles in Mick Garris 1997 television adaptation of The Shining. And most recently Carl Lumbly played Hallorann in Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep.

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This would’ve been badass…

Written by Mike Sprague

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