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?