`Shining` prequel `The Overlook Hotel` finds director

Los Angeles: Mark Romanek is in talks to direct Stephen King`s adaptation `The Overlook Hotel`, a prequel to Stanley Kubrick`s 1980 classic horror tale `The Shining`.

Former `Walking Dead` showrunner Glen Mazzara wrote the script for Warner Bros, suggest reports.

`The Shining` was one of Stephen King`s early horror works and was adapted by Kubrick in a movie, which starred Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. The film acquired a cult status thought King did not like the adaptation initially.

`Overlook` is based on King`s original prologue to The Shining, which was cut from the book prior to publication in 1977.

The film will tell 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.

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