It may seem like blasphemy at first glance, but The Shining – that book by Stephen King that Stanley Kubrick turned into a movie – is getting a prequel. The coming of flick, titled The Overlook Hotel, isn’t news, but the choice of who is going to be writing the flick is. It looks like The Walking Dead’s former showrunner, Glen Mazarra will be putting this new script together.
Organized by the folks at Warner Bros., The Overlook Hotel will feature a rather interesting collection of people in the production department. Laeta Kalogridis (writer – Shutter Island), James Vanderbilt (writer – Amazing Spider-Man) and Bradley Fischer (producer – Black Swan) are all putting their cash behind this one.
While it will most certainly never measure up to Kubrick’s classic, I’m guessing this prequel isn’t meant to. It’s just a new film in a familiar setting and it promises a brand new story. Just thank the gods that they’re not trying to remake the damn thing.
Thanks to CinemaBlend for the heads-up.