Long Lost Stanley Kubrick Script Discovered
The screenplay is called ‘Burning Secret’ and is an adaptation of the 1913 novella by the Viennese writer Stefan Zweig. It tells the story of a suave, predatory man befriending a 10-year-old boy in order to seduce the child’s married mother. Kubrick wrote it in 1956 with the novelist Calder Willingham.
The two went on to collaborate on Paths of Glory the following year. The screenplay was found by Nathan Abrams, a leading Kubrick expert. Abrams says the script is so close to completion, it could be developed into a feature film.
Kubrick made only 13 feature films, but he is revered as a master filmmaker and supreme visual stylist.