The Shining prequel gets a screenwriter

The Shining (The Grady Twins)

Not to be confused with Stephen King’s own sequel to the Shining: Doctor Sleep, Warner Bros have announced that they will be making a prequel to the Stanley Kubrick classic which is to be titled The Overlook Hotel. The rather daunting task of penning the script has fallen on Glen Mazzara, who did a wonderful job on The Walking Dead.

Coincidentally Warner Bros first announced the project right around the same time that news of King’s sequel emerged late last year, which makes you wonder why they have gone for their own project rather than following the work of the author. Does another studio already have the rights? Is Mr King still sore over the Kubrick affair? Either way, it’s certainly something to looking forward to.

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