Former WALKING DEAD Showrunner Writing THE SHINING Prequel?

the-shining-posterBoy oh boy, this one’s sure to ruffle some feathers (including mine). Glen Mazzara (THE SHIELD, HAWTHORNE), who took over the showrunner position for THE WALKING DEAD after AMC parted ways with Frank Darabont (THE MIST, THE GREEN MILE), just to be booted himself, has now been tapped to pen the screenplay for Warner Bros.’ new prequel to THE SHINING, THE OVERLOOK HOTEL.
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It’s the age of prequels, with TV shows like BATES MOTEL, HANNIBAL and a handful of others. Now it looks like new origin stories for Hollywood’s classics will be taking over the big screen as well. Nothing has been revealed other than Mazzara being hired to write THE OVERLOOK HOTEL, but that alone is reason to celebrate…or weep. Me personally, I think I’ll just celebrate Stephen King giving us fans his book sequel, DOCTOR SLEEP and focus on that, but what do you Fright Fiends think?