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Mark Romanek In Talks To Eventually Drop Out Of Directing Warner Bros.' 'The Shining' Prequel

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2014 1:39 PM
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Mark Romanek might be one of our most talented, and yet undersung, filmmakers. A music video legend who came up alongside figures like Spike Jonze, he's only made three feature films in thirty years—1985's little-seen debut "Static," 2002's acclaimed "One Hour Photo" and 2010's "Never Let Me Go." But it's not for lack of trying: in recent years in particular, Romanek has been attached to a number of big-budget projects that never came to pass.

Alfonso Cuarón Not Directing 'Fantastic Beasts,' Doesn't Want VFX Heavy Project

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 27, 2014 9:22 AM
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Last week saw a flurry of rumors greet "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuarón. First came word that he was in talks to direct "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find To Them," and was followed a few days later by more news that Warner Bros. was offering him "The Shining" prequel "Overlook Hotel." But it would seem it's all a bit premature.

Rumor: Alfonso Cuaron Offered 'The Shining' Prequel 'The Overlook Hotel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 22, 2014 10:20 AM
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Alfonso Cuaron The Overlook Hotel
After the smash, Oscar winning success of the completely original sci-fi thrill ride "Gravity," Warner Bros. wants to work with director Alfonso Cuaron again — but only on established properties. At least that's what the rumor mill is saying. Earlier this week, word surfaced that Cuaron was in talks with Warner Bros. to direct their 'Harry Potter' spinoff, "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them." And now a fresh piece of intel (as always, take with a grain of salt and don't freak out) has Cuaron being approached to direct a prequel to Stanely Kubrick's classic "The Shining" titled "The Overlook Hotel."

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