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    Will Mark Romanek Follow Kubrick Into the 'Overlook Hotel'? Plus, Read Stephen King's Prequel to 'The Shining'

    Variety reports that Warner Bros. has tapped Mark Romanek to helm their prequel to Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining," entitled “Overlook Hotel.” Given the namesake, that's quite a leap of faith.

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

    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." Bu...

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    Listen: Steven Soderbergh Talks Filmmaking In Extensive Chats With Mark Romanek & Neil LaBute

    While he may have a different definition of “retired” than we do, if Steven Soderbergh has more time to talk about his favorite subject, filmmaking, than we’re all for his continued sabbatical from the big screen, especially since he’s dedicated to working on the small screen. While we wait for the ...

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    Watch: Kanye West & Rick Rubin's Wacky Tribeca Award Acceptance Speech Directed By Mark Romanek

    Tomorrow at the Tribeca Film Festival, producer Rick Rubin and Kanye West will be receiving an award on behalf the Roland RT-808 (no we don't know exactly what that means either) as part of the Disruptive Innovation Awards. Sadly, they won't be on hand to attend, but they send this video instead. An...

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    15 Underseen And Overlooked Dystopian Futures In Film

    It's not easy creating a dystopian future on film. Ask the producers of "Divergent," which opens this week (read our review). Not only do they need to establish a demented future where we live under draconian rules, but they must do so over multiple films. Given that there are several different elem...

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    Watch: Mark Romanek-Directed Video For U2's "Invisible"

    We live in a weird time now where rappers sell albums via cell phones, and humanitarian Bono and his band U2 use a Super Bowl ad for Bank Of America to debut a new song. So much for rock 'n roll being dangerous (though in fairness, they did raise $3 million for charity by making the song available t...

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    John Carney To Direct 'Sing Street' With Music From Bono & The Edge, Mark Romanek Sees 'The Visitors' & More

    While he's done some other lower key pictures, the ones director John Carney is best known for involve song, and he's sticking to his strength. The "Once" helmer will get behind the camera for "Sing Street," with none other than Bono and The Edge to write some original songs for the picture.

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    Mark Romanek To Direct Casey Affleck In 'Boston Strangler'

    Mark Romanek is a director we could use more of. It took eight years after "One Hour Photo" to make 2010's "Never Let Me Go," and we've been waiting ever since for his next feature. He was attached to Disney's "Cinderella" for a time, before money and a creative clash with the studio kiboshed the gi...

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    10 Music Video Directors Turned Feature Filmmakers

    Many years ago, The Playlist started off as a blog dedicated to soundtracks, scores, music movies and the rest of the middle part of the Venn diagram where the worlds of music and film collided. Though we’ve evolved since then, that overlap is still something close to our hearts. One way those world...

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    Watch: Jay-Z In A Gallery w/ Artist Friends In 10-Minute Performance At Film 'Picasso Baby'

    It's actually only about 6 minutes and 45 seconds. The end credit sequence is 4-minutes long.

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