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!! OMG, a ‘Shining’ prequel is on its way: Mark Romanek in talks to direct ‘The Overlook Hotel’ for Warner Bros. !!

One Hour Photo director Mark Romanek is in talks to direct a prequel to The Shining. Ummm I’m not sure how I feel about this. I’m not sure how I feel about the director of Madonna’s Celebration: A Video Collection taking over for Stanley Kubrick and rubbing his fanboy opinions all over The Shining — Somehow it makes me feel yucky. Some things should be left alone!
Former Walking Dead showrunner Glenn Mazzara has recently turned in his draft for the original story, with Mythology‘s James Vanderbilt, Brad Fischer and Laeta Kalogridis producing. So what will the prequel be about?

…the origin story of the Overlook Hotel through the eyes of its first owner, Bob T. Watson. A robber baron at the turn of the 20th century, Watson scaled the remote peaks of the Colorado Rockies to build the grandest resort in America, and a place he and his family would also call home.

The only way this potential mess could be forgivable, is by bringing joy to this world by discovering the new SHELLEY DUVALL. I mean, who is TODAY’S Shelley Duvall? Find her! And let Hollywood bow at her feet.
[via joblo]

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