Alfonso Cuaron the shining prequel overlook hotelFresh off rumors that he may helm "Harry Potter" spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" comes another bit of gossip about Oscar winner Alfonso Cuaron: He's reportedly been offered the directing gig for "Overlook Hotel," a prequel to "The Shining."

Schmoes Know reports that Cuaron has been approached by Warner Bros. about the mysterious movie, and has been given first pass at the project. According to the site, two key sources have confirmed that Cuaron is the studio's top choice to helm "Overlook," though there's no indication as to whether he'll actually take the job.

As for the story behind the film, Deadline first reported way back in April 2013 that Glen Mazzara, former showrunner for "The Walking Dead," had been secured to write the "Shining" prequel. The production team in place for the project included Laeta Kalogridis ("Shutter Island"), Bradley Fischer ("Shutter Island," "Zodiac"), and James Vanderbilt ("The Amazing Spider-Man," "Zodiac").

As with most top-secret, long-in-development productions like this one, it's still unclear what's going on behind the scenes (including if Mazzara's script is still the one WB is working with), and what sort of plot audiences can expect from "Overlook." And of course, Cuaron's involvement is also a giant question mark at this point, and will remain so until the director officially announces his latest project.

Stay tuned to see what Cuaron's next move will be.

[via: Schmoes Know, h/t Cinema Blend]

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