Shining Prequel To Be Written By Glen Mazzara, Sometime Walking Dead Showrunner

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Glen Mazzara is probably best known, certainly most discussed, as one of the toppled showrunners of The Walking Dead, but his previous credits include runs on Nash Bridges, The Shield and the TV spin-off of Crash.

To date, though, Mazzara has not had a produced feature film. Perhaps the long promised prequel to The Shining will cut a notch in his IMDB page.

According to Deadline, Mazzara is writing the screenplay for The Overlook Hotel. Warner Bros. will fund and release the film, which I’m sure they’d never have done while Stanley Kubrick was alive. As previously reported, Bradley Fischer, James Vanderbilt and Laeta Kalogridis at Mythology Entertainment will produce the film.

Stephen King has completed his own sequel to The Shining, a novel called Doctor Sleep. That one is a story about the adult Danny, now Dan, Torrance, and it will be published this September.

I expect that Doctor Sleep has, ultimately, the better chance of going all the way to the screen, but if I were to bet on it, I’d expect The Overlook Hotel will go into production too, and first.

If you’re really impatient, though, and want a Shining-adjacent movie right now, you could do worse than the frankly ridiculous Room 237, a series of loopy conspiracy theories and alternative readings of Kubrick’s movie. Just don’t expect any, or at least many, real insights.

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