WALKING DEAD Scribe Tackling SHINING Prequel

Writer boards prequel to iconic horror.

Around this time last year it was revealed that the idea of developing a prequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 psychological horror ‘The Shining’ was being mulled over by the execs over at Warner Bros. Well it appears that they have decided to move forward with said project and have set their eyes on television producer and screenwriter Glen Mazzara (‘Crash,’ ‘The Shield’) to provide the script.

Heat Vision is reporting Mazzara has entered into negotiations to pen the prequel, titled ‘The Overlook Hotel,’ which will look at what transpired at the ominous, mountain-locked hotel long before struggling author Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) brought his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd) there and went crazy.

The prequel will mark Mazzara’s first job since exiting as showrunner on the hugely popular, edge-of-your-seat drama series ‘The Walking Dead.’

‘The Overlook Hotel’ is not to be confused with Stephen King’s sequel novel, ‘Doctor Sleep,’ which features the now middle-aged Danny Torrance and Abra Stone, a twelve-year-old girl who he must save from The True Knot, a group of quasi-immortal travellers who feed off of children with the gift of “the shining.” King’s book is set for release September 2013.