The Shining Prequel Overlook Hotel Might Be Directed By Mark Romanek

July 18, 2014 8:47 PM

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No stranger to leaving big studio projects in his rear-view, director Mark Romanek is in talks to take on what is definitely the biggest movie of his career: Warner Bros.’ Overlook Hotel, the prequel to Stanley Kubrick’s classic The Shining. It’s an interesting fit, but I won’t be holding my breath at my typewriter waiting on him to actually make the movie.

"But wait," you might be saying if you’ve paid attention to Overlook Hotel’s brief history, "I thought Gravity’s Alfonso Cuarón was supposed to direct it." Well, the Academy Award-winning director passed on it, which is bad for this movie, but probably good for Cuarón’s career in general. Plus, it c...

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