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Mark Romanek to direct prequel to The Shining

The Shining

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MARK Romanek has been booked to direct the prequel to horror classic The Shining.

Overlook Hotel is based on Stephen King’s original prologue to The Shining, which was cut from the book prior to publication in 1977, and follows the origin story of the haunted hotel through the eyes of its first owner, Bob T Watson, a robber baron at the turn of the 20th Century.

The script for the film has been penned by Glen Mazzara, former showrunner for horror series The Walking Dead.

As yet, there is no word on casting or a release date.

Romanek is a former music video director who has previously directed the clone-themed drama Never Let Me Go, starring Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan.

The original Shining movie continues to be regarded as one of the scariest movies of all-time and was directed by Stanley Kubrick with Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall in the lead roles.

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