Glen Mazzara to Write Shining Prequel

Jason McDonald

Walking Dead fans know the name of Glen Mazzara fairly well.  After taking over as showrunner for The Walking Dead when Frank Darabont was booted out, Glen soon found himself on the chopping block as well.  Now that the dust has settled, Glen has found himself a new gig: writing the script for The Overlook Hotel, a prequel to The Shining.

Deadline is reporting that the film is currently being developed under Warner Bros.  and there’s no word on who would possibly direct this feature film.  Prequels seem to be the name of the game these days.  With Bates Motel and Hannibal being so well received, I’m surprised that the WB isn’t trying to turn this into a TV series.  A series about the Overlook Hotel when it was a fully staffed and well-used facility would make for a pretty weird and twisted TV series in the vein of American Horror Story.

What do you think? Are you interested in a movie that explores the Overlook Hotel?



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      1. caja88 April 11, 2013 at 10:07 pm

        Shit yes! Can’t wait. the shining was a masterpiece but Kubrick being the enigmatic soul that he was left, at least to me, many questions unanswered. I read that this was purposely done as with most of his work. still it would be nice to have a definitive answer.

      2. Sandra April 12, 2013 at 8:37 am

        A movie? Yes, Sir! A TV series? Would be so much better. But I’ll settle for the movie. Looking forward to see what Mazzara does with the script. And who the director will be! I hate that after getting excited news like this, it will be a long time until we can actually see the movie…

      3. Amber April 12, 2013 at 1:16 pm

        Yes, I am interested in a movie, but a t.v. show would be awesome too.

      4. kchan April 17, 2013 at 11:40 pm

        This is just a super dumb idea. Leave the classics alone. Not to mention that there really isn’t much story here to expand upon in the first place. The Shinning was a masterpiece and a well rounded story. the whole story is wrapped up and closes fine.”unanswered questions”? What else do you need to know about this story ? the color of the wall paper in the bathroom? Any attempt to make a prequel or specially a tv show is pure stupidity.

      5. caja88 April 18, 2013 at 12:24 am

        It’s not a remake or a follow up. its a prequel so it shouldn’t at all mess with the actual Shining release. it was what it was. nothing can change that. I just see the potential I suppose and hope for the best.

      6. derek April 19, 2013 at 12:31 am

        I think it would be cool and maybe it would touch on the bartender Jack Nicholson’s character would talk to at the bar where he killed his family and the infamous scene with his daughters being in the hallway when the boy runs into them riding his big wheel in the hallway.