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Glen Mazzara Moves Into the Overlook Motel

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glen mazzaraIt looks like Glen Mazzara, former showrunner of The Walking Dead, is very near a deal to write The Shining prequel.

Details seem to be scarce on the project. It will be called The Overlook Hotel and is meant as a prequel to Stanley Kubrick's 1980 classic The Shining, so the focus will be on what transpired at the Overlook Hotel before the Torrance family arrived. I am thinking the story will focus on what transpired at the Overlook to make it haunted.

The Shining author Stephen King was never entirely happy with Kubrick's adaptation of his novel. He has continued the story of young Danny Torrance with Doctor Sleep, which follows Danny as an adult.

Mazzara is well-known for taking over The Walking Dead after series creator Frank Darabont was unceremoniously fired at the end of season one. He oversaw season two and most of season three, and most critics (myself included) credit Mazzara with turning the series into the ratings juggernaut it is today. Following in Darabont's footsteps, Mazzara left The Walking Dead in December, before the completion of season three. Though there are plenty of rumors as to the reasons he left, it still seems murky as to whether he left on his own accord or was flat-out fired.

The Overlook Hotel is being developed at Warner Bros.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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