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July 19th, 2014 by Marc Comments

 The Shining may be arguably Stanley Kubrick’s most famous movie and one of Stephen King’s most famous novels, but the movie was so troubled that the writer has disowned the movie and the filmmaker wasn’t a fan of the original story. So now there’s a prequel coming. Obviously…

According to Variety, The Overlook Hotel, a prequel to The Shining – we’re guessing the movie and not King’s book – is opening for business soon and Mark Romanek, director of Never Let Me Go and One Hour Photo, is the lead choice right now.

“The film will tell 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 script is being worked on by, among others, Glenn Mazzara, former showrunner of The Walking Dead and showrunner of the upcoming Damien series.

Personally, while I do love the movie, I would much rather see the novel properly done and then King’s sequel Dr Sleep, which is a fantastic book, adapted rather than this… but what do I know?

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….