‘The Shining’ Prequel to Be Directed by Mark Romanek

by Rachel Baker on July 19, 2014

This is exciting news if you are a fan of the cult classic ‘The Shining’. Hopefully, Romanek will do a better job than Kubrick…of course, if Kubrick hadn’t done the job he did, it may not have been a cult classic or one of the best horror movies…EVER.

Mark Romanek is in negotiations to helm Warner Bros.’ “Overlook Hotel,” a prequel to the Stanley Kubrick classic “The Shining.”

Former “Walking Dead” showrunner Glen Mazzara recently turned in his draft for the original story, with Mythology’s Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt and Laeta Kalogridis producing.

Based on Stephen King’s original prologue to “The Shining,” which was cut from the book prior to publication in 1977, the film 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.

‘The Shining’ Prequel to Be Directed by Mark Romanek (EXCLUSIVE)

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