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Shining Prequel, The Overlook Hotel, to Open its Doors for The Walking Dead

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Shining Prequel, The Overlook Hotel, to Open its Doors for The Walking DeadWith Stephen King’s own Doctor Sleep and Room 237 getting all The Shining related love lately, we’re happy to say that even more strangeness is headed our way in prequel form. Are you ready to revisit The Overlook Hotel?

Deadline is reporting that Glen Mazzara, who ran AMC’s smash hit series “The Walking Dead,” will now focus on ghosts. He’s in talks to write The Overlook Hotel, a prequel to the Stanley Kubrick-directed The Shining, based on the Stephen King novel. The film is being developed at Warner Bros. to be produced by Mythology Entertainment’s Bradley Fischer, James Vanderbilt, and Laeta Kalogridis.

There’s definitely a prequel to be told here what with such rich characters as Lloyd the bartender and of course the infamous Delbert Grady and his spooky twins. Yep, today is a good day.

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  • addeisdead

    Instead of another sequel or prequel, how about someone get off their asses and make the Talisman already?! Last I heard, Spielberg has been sitting on the film rights for 20 years.

  • Shambling_in_Bandages

    Next up, ‘Jerusalem’s Lot’, a series about a town that hasn’t been taken over by vampires yet! It’ll be awesome! Oh, and then there’s that one about the town before the alien saucer started making people’s teeth fall out!

    • Terminal

      Don’t forget “The Mist” prequel about the town before the whole inter dimensional monsters took over. Hilarity ensues.

      • Diavolo

        “Cujo – The Early Years”, from the producers of “Beethoven”.

  • Sirand

    No. No. No. No. No. No. Nothing good can come from this.

  • LSD Zombie

    Not everything needs a damn prequel. I’d prefer it if The Overlook Hotel stayed mysterious.

  • aliensharkboy

    Wouldn’t have thought this possible… actually does sound cool!