Frank Darabont doesn’t believe he could get The Shawshank Redemption made today

Frank Darabont’s acclaimed Stephen King adaptation The Shawkshank Redemption celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and during an interview with Indiewire to mark the occasion, the filmmaker has suggested that the movie – widely considered as one of the greatest of all time – wouldn’t be able to get made in today’s Hollywood given that studios “meddle far more in the filmmaking process.”

“I am absolutely certain that I could not make that movie today,” said Darabont. “I don’t think I could get The Green Mile made today. I don’t think I could get The Majestic made today. I can’t even begin to imagine the studio meddling that would have happened with a movie like Shawshank, if not for Castle Rock (which produced it).”

Castle Rock was – it was the magic kingdom,” Darabont continued. “They were an extraordinary place founded by a filmmaker (Rob Reiner) who
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