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

July 18, 2014 5:47 PM

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

In a match seemingly made in movie heaven, “One Hour Photo” filmmaker Mark Romanek is in negotiations to direct the “Shining” prequel “The Overlook Hotel” for Warner Bros., an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

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...

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