Romanek is in negotiations to direct the prequel to the classic horror movie
The movie will be based on material novelist
Glenn Mazzara, the former "Walking Dead" showrunner, wrote the script for "Overlook." Mythology Entertainment's Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt and Laeta Kalogridis are producing.
Romanek is a commercial and music video veteran who directed Apple's iconic
Earlier this year, Romanek told The Times, "I think of myself as a feature director — it's what I've always wanted to do."
With "Overlook Hotel," which has been gestating at Warner Bros. for a couple of years, Romanek would be following in some rather large footsteps.
King, who was not a fan of Kubrick's adaptation, also published "Doctor Sleep," a sequel to "The Shining," last year.