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Mark Romanek in talks to direct 'The Shining' prequel 'Overlook Hotel'
Mark Romanek in talks to direct 'The Shining' prequel 'Overlook Hotel'

Mark Romanek is eyeing an extended stay at the "Overlook Hotel." Romanek is in negotiations to direct the prequel to the classic horror movie "The Shining" for Warner Bros., the Los Angeles Times has confirmed. Variety first reported the news. The movie will be based on material novelist Stephen King used as a prologue to "The Shining." That was cut from the book before it was published in 1977. "Overlook Hotel" features the character of Bob T. Watson, a robber baron in the late 1900s who was the first owner of the lodge that  would serve as the famously frightening setting for "The Shining."  Glenn Mazzara, the former...

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