Mark Romanek is in talks to direct The Shining prequel Overlook Hotel for Warner Bros. According to Variety, former The Walking Dead showrunner Glenn Mazzara recently turned in his draft for the original story. The script is based on Stephen King‘s prologue to the novel, which was cut from the book prior to publication. The story takes place at the turn of the 20th century, and focuses on the hotel’s first owner, robber baron Bob T. Watson. Watson and his family scaled Colorado Rockies to build the grand resort, a place they could also call home. Things presumably went downhill from there.
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