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Warner Bros. Moving Ahead With ‘Shining’ Prequel ‘Overlook Hotel’, Director Hired!

The Overlook Hotel (movie version)

News today on the long gestating prequel to The Shining entitled Overlook Hotel. Warner Bros. has hired Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) to direct the film from a script by Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead, The Mist).  Read on for more details.

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

The original prologue to Stephen King’s The Shining told the origin of the Overlook Hotel, but was cut from the book before its release in 1977. The film Overlook Hotel is said to be told from the eyes of its first owner, a land baron from the turn of the 20th Century who built it to be the largest resort in the country.

In the classic 1980 film by director Stanley Kubrick, Jack Nicholson starred as a writer who took a job as caretaker at the closed Overlook Hotel with his wife and son during the winter. While there, Nicholson’s character slowly descends into madness because the hotel is haunted. His son, who has psychic abilities can “shine”, giving him visions of the past and future. An evil presence influences Nicholson to commit horrific acts.

More on this as it comes in.

Source: Deadline

Written by Michael Juvinall

I am a Horror journalist, producer, ravenous Horror fiend, aficionado of the classic Universal Monsters, Hammer Horror, Werewolves, and all things Horror.

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