Wednesday, July 23, 2014
MARK ROMANEK TO HELM SHINING SEQUEL?
The "mercurial" music video and (occasional) film director Mark Romanek has allegedly been picked to direct a Glenn Mazzara-penned prequel to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, based on a recently unearthed prologue to the Stephen King novel that was scrapped, with King's blessing, back in 1977. This project will not be based on 2013's Shining print sequel, Doctor Sleep, which caught up with an all-grown-up Danny Torrance. Instead, it will examine the dark origins and troubled construction of the Overlook hotel... which explains the working title: Overlook Hotel. You can read more about this monumentally uninspiring project here... but why on Earth would you want to?