A ‘Revenant’-Sized ‘Shining’ Prequel Film Is Likely Dead Because of ‘Doctor Sleep’ Failure

Published on Apr 10, 2020

A ‘Revenant’-Sized ‘Shining’ Prequel Film Is Likely Dead Because of ‘Doctor Sleep’ Failure

Mark Romanek remains better known for his music videos than his feature films like “One Hour Photo” and “Never Let Me Go,” but there was a moment several years ago where it appeared his directing career would be getting a major breakthrough. Back in July 2014, Variety reported Warner Bros. was bringing in Romanek to direct a prequel to “The Shining,” the Stephen King novel made famous by Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film. The prequel movie was to be based on the original prologue King wrote and then scrapped from his 1977 novel. The film would be set at the turn of the 20th Century and center around Bob T. Watson, a robber baron who ventured through the Colorado Rockies and built the Overlook Hotel.

In a new interview with Collider to promote his work on Amazon’s “Tales From the Loop,” Romanek said the Overlook Hotel movie is pretty much dead.

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Author: Zack Sharf