#1
Now before you all dismiss the idea since the original was obviously amazing, think about it: with today's technology, they could make the hedge animal sequences pretty realistic and awesome looking, not to mention the wasp nest part.

With that being said, if you were to remake The Shining, who would you cast?
My ideas:

Robert Downey Jr as Jack:


Jennifer Beals as Wendy:


and Raymond Ochoa as Danny:
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#3
if you're implying cgi would make something more realistic, you are very wrong.
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#4
Eddie Murphy playing all the parts.
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#5
Well I don't know much about it but I'm assuming something could be done to at least include that part, because it's quite chilling in the novel.

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#6
honestly, i haven't read the book and i've only seen bits and pieces of the movie.

BUT, i do know that cgi is utter crap. animatronics and claymation in older movies beats cgi any day.

also, Hollywood hasn't been doing so great with the remakes.
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#7
Hedge animals work in the book. There is no way to make them work in a movie. I'm sorry but it's true.

That being said, Scatman Cruthers should be played by Terrence Howard. He's just crazy enough for that.
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#9
Daniel Day-Lewis would be jack. The rest of the characters i have no strong feelings on.
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Daniel Day-Lewis would be jack. The rest of the characters i have no strong feelings on.

the rest would also be Daniel day-Lewis. And Eddie Murphy. At the same time.
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Hedge animals work in the book. There is no way to make them work in a movie. I'm sorry but it's true.

That being said, Scatman Cruthers should be played by Terrence Howard. He's just crazy enough for that.


Damn. Guess it's just something I'd love to see on the big screen. Then again, how I picture it in my mind is probably far scarier than any movie could portray it.
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Eddie Murphy playing all the parts.


Or Adam Sandler.

Great call OP on Downey/Beals though, I'm still pissed Chicago Code got the axe. (No pun intended)
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Or Adam Sandler.

Great call OP on Downey/Beals though, I'm still pissed Chicago Code got the axe. (No pun intended)

I see your Adam Sandler, and raise you Rob Schneider.

Jack was a struggling writer... UNTIL ONE DAY... he became a hotel caretaker and he's about to find out that some hotels can TAKE CARE of themselves. Rob Schneider IS... The Shining. Rated PG-13.
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#15
Sascha Baron Cohen as Borat as Jack


would be the best movie of all time. OF ALL TIME
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I see your Adam Sandler, and raise you Rob Schneider.

Jack was a struggling writer... UNTIL ONE DAY... he became a hotel caretaker and he's about to find out that some hotels can TAKE CARE of themselves. Rob Schneider IS... The Shining. Rated PG-13.


I see your Rob Schneider and raise you a...fuck, I got nothing.
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I see your Adam Sandler, and raise you Rob Schneider.

Jack was a struggling writer... UNTIL ONE DAY... he became a hotel caretaker and he's about to find out that some hotels can TAKE CARE of themselves. Rob Schneider IS... The Shining. Rated PG-13.


I see your Rob Schneider, and raise you David Spade.
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#18
As horrible an idea re-making The Shining would be, my pick for casting Jack is kind of a curve-ball, but hear me out.



Timothy Olyphant. He has the look and is now the same age as Nicholson was when he played the role. He's a decent actor but one thing he does very well is act insane/murderous.
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#19
Jack Nicholson was just too perfect for the part. They should have him play it again.
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#20
I would shoot the cast and crew so nobody would remake that awesome classic
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I'd decide to not do it at all since the original was incredibly shit and boring.

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#23
As long as you replace the female lead (Whatever her name was)
Because her performance in that movie was absolutely horrible and made me hate it. The WORST EVER female lead in a film.
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I'd decide to not do it at all since the original was incredibly shit and boring.


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#26
I would have cast Heath Ledger
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Steven Weber was in the mini-series, and I like it better too. I don't think it was scarier, just delved into the story line better.





And the shrubs were definately done better using cgi in the mini-series. It shows how they morph into different creatures and what they actually were.
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#32
I can't imagine anyone remaking the Shining but hey they have remade/are remaking the Thing, Total Recall and Starship Troopers...

I can't imagine evolved CGI being of any real use in a remake of this. There was nothing in the original that would have benefited from good CGI.

I have no idea who I would cast...

Oh, and in regards to the whole CGI is sh*t debate, when it is done properly it looks amazing. The problem is too many people try to use it where it should not be used.
#33
Nick Cave as Jack
I don't care about the hysterical woman
Justin Bieber as Danny.
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#36
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So just know...your music is STUPID like people!

You should already know of the trinity though. Nick Cave , Leonard Cohen , Tom Waits

Srs, they're all like some strange genre of people who get thrown in together a lot.
#37
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I think they're planning on remaking all 6 movies to release them in 3D


OT: I've yet to see the Shining. Saw it as a kid, can't even remember it.
#38
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Jack Nicholson was just too perfect for the part. They should have him play it again.


He was definitely great, but you could tell too early on that he was going to lose his mind in the end. Then again I'm sure most people would have predicted that regardless of who was playing Jack.

I feel like if it was done right, a remake would have potential.
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