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

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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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.

Submitted by addeisdead on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:46pm.
Shambling_in_Bandages's picture

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!

Submitted by Shambling_in_Ba... on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 4:05pm.
Terminal's picture

Don't forget "The Mist" prequel about the town before the whole inter dimensional monsters took over. Hilarity ensues.

Submitted by Terminal on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 5:59pm.
Diavolo's picture

"Cujo - The Early Years", from the producers of "Beethoven".

Submitted by Diavolo on Sat, 04/13/2013 - 5:22pm.
Sirand's picture

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

Submitted by Sirand on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 5:48pm.

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

Submitted by LSD Zombie on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 4:52pm.
aliensharkboy's picture

Wouldn't have thought this possible... actually does sound cool!

Submitted by aliensharkboy on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 4:05pm.

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