Mark Romanek in Talks to Direct ‘The Shining’ Prequel called ‘Overlook Hotel’

– by Gig Patta

It was bound to happen sooner or later.

Warner Brothers is in talks with director Mark Romanek to helm “Overlook Hotel,” the prequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 1977 film “The Shining.”

Former “Walking Dead” showrunner Glen Mazzara wrote the draft for the original story.

According to Variety, the premise of the origin story will be through the perspective of the hotel’s very first owner, Bob T. Watson. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Watson climbed the remote mountains of the Colorado Rockies to build the grand resort Overlook Hotel and to later call home for his family. It was the original prologue to Stephen King’s “The Shining,” but it was cut from the book before its publication in 1977.

King penned “Dr. Sleep” in 2013, which is the sequel to “The Shining.” Warner Brothers also wants to make that into a film.

Source: Variety

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