Mark Romanek

‘The Shining’ Prequel Producer Says ‘The Overlook Hotel’ Is ‘Completely Its Own Film’

by Britt Hayes October 5, 2015 @ 7:19 PM
Warner Bros.
If anyone can make us interested in a prequel to The Shining, it’s director Mark Romanek, who translated a successful music video career into a curious film career. Romanek has only directed two — arguably perfect — films, but the time between One Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go proved to be well worth the wait. When Romanek was announced for The Overlook Hotel, it hardly mattered that he was making a prequel to Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece — but according to producer James Vanderbilt, he’s technically not doing that.

'Cinderella' Reboot Loses Director Mark Romanek

by Damon Houx January 7, 2013 @ 9:30 PM
20th Century Fox
Mark Romanek has proved himself to be a master behind the camera when doing short films and with the feature 'Never Let Me Go,' but he seems to have trouble working on studio movies. For the second time in his career he's leaving a big budget movie, as it's being reported that he's off Walt Disney's live-action 'Cinderella' reimagining.

Cate Blanchett Poised to Join Mark Romanek's 'Cinderella'

by Damon Houx November 27, 2012 @ 10:55 PM
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Okay, so we've had Snow White twice ('Mirror Mirror' and 'Snow White and the Huntsman'), and we're going to get 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' and the new take on 'Sleeping Beauty' with 'Maleficent,' so what fairy tales are left to redo as a live action re-imagings? It turns out the next one will likely be 'Cinderella' and it could be pretty great as it's got Mark Romanek attached to direct and is looking to land Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother.