Stephen King initially had a prologue written for “The Shining”. It told the story of Bob T. Watson the builder and original owner of the Overlook Hotel and his desire to build the greatest hotel in the U.S. of A.
The film’s script was written by Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara and is to be directed by Mark Romanek.
So Hollywood, in all its creative glory, is bringing us the prologue as a prequel. The cynic in me is screaming lazy cash grab, but Romaneck directed the gorgeous and heartbreaking “Never Let Me Go”. Perhaps there’s hope after all…?