Lunatic At Large, the long-lost and unmade Stanley Kubrick film, is set to be revived by veteran producers Bruce Hendricks and Galen Walker who have optioned the rights to the project.
The film, which is one of three film screenplays found inside the Kubrick archives after his death, was orginally made in collaboration with author and screenwriter Jim Thompson. While plot details and information about the 70-page treatment remains a total mystery, Hendricks and Walker described the script as a “film noir thriller in keeping with other collaborations between Kubrick and his frequent collaborator, screenwriter Jim Thompson.”
Detailing their plans further, the producers commented: “The opportunity to bring a Stanley Kubrick project to the screen after so many years is a dream come true,” Walker said in a statement. “We look forward to making a film in keeping with his unique style and vision.”
Hendricks, echoing the words of his partner, added, “Stanley Kubrick was an enormous influence on so many directors, and we are honoured that the Kubrick Estate has entrusted us with one of his original ideas.”
The new Lunatic At Large project arrives as another attempt added to the long line of filmmakers who have regularly tried to make use of Kubrick’s unmade projects. Famously, Steven Spielberg pushed hard to edge out competition for Kubrick’s unmade Napoleon effort but plans never materialised.
Keeping the full efforts under wraps, Bruce Hendricks and Galen Walker did confirm that they hope to begin filming Lunatic At Large later in 2021. Hendricks also confirmed production will be run through Emerald Bay Entertainment and FineLine Media.