Alfonso Cuaron eyed to direct `The Shining` prequel

PTI| Last Updated: May 24, 2014, 11:43 AM IST

Los Angeles: `Gravity` helmer Alfonso Cuaron is in talks to sit behind the lens for a movie `The Overlook Hotel`, which is a prequel to horror classic `The Shining`.

The project is based on Stephen King`s novel. Glen Mazzara, the former showrunner on `The Walking Dead`, is in talks to write the script, reportedly.

The original film, released in 1980, starred Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, a father who brings his wife and son to an isolated hotel for the winter.

Due to an evil presence in the hotel, Torrance goes crazy and becomes violent. It`s based on a novel of the same name by Stephen King. A follow-up book titled `Doctor Sleep` was released in 2013.

Cuaron was previously rumoured to being in talks to direct `Harry Potter` spin-off `Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them`.