Mark Romanek In Final Talks To Direct THE SHINING Prequel
"Never Let Me Go" director Mark Romanek looks set to helm "The Overlook Hotel," the prequel to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, the adaptation of Stephen King's acclaimed novel of the same name.
Variety reports that the prequel to the Stanley Kubrick classic The Shining has finally nabbed a director in Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go), with Gravity's Alfonso Cuarón previously rumored to be up for the role. The prequel is tentatively titled "The Overlook Hotel," the name of the hotel in which the first film, as well as the book, took place, and it will “tell the origin story of the Overlook Hotel through the eyes of its first owner, Bob T. Watson. A robber baron at the turn of the 20th century, Watson scaled the remote peaks of the Colorado Rockies to build the grandest resort in America, and a place he and his family would also call home.” Mark Romanek will be directing the film based on former “Walking Dead” showrunner Glen Mazzara's draft for the original story, which may or may not be rewritten later on, along with Mythology’s Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt and Laeta Kalogridis producing. No current release date is planned as of now, but one should be expected down the line if all goes well. Stephen King also recently published a sequel to The Shining, called Doctor Sleep, which is gaining some interest from Warner Brothers too. What are your thoughts? Sound off below.
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