Warner Bros. Planning A Prequel to 'The Shining'
While Stephen King is set to publish a sequel to his 1977 novel The Shining, Warner Bros. has officially re-ignited production of a prequel based on an unused prologue from the book.
Plans to develop The Overlook Hotel were mentioned last year, but nothing much came of it. Now, the studio has hired Glenn Mazzara, former producer and show runner for The Walking Dead, SlashFilm reports. Production teams behind Shutter Island and Zodiac are also on board to produce.
A few months back, Entertainment Weekly spoke to King about Warner Bros.' plans. He was neither supportive nor dissuasive:
There was really scary stuff in that prologue that wouldn't make a bad movie. Am I eager to see that happen? No I am not...I'm not saying I would put a stop to the project, because I'm sort of a nice guy...I have a tendency to let people develop things. I'm always curious to see what will happen. But you know what? I would be just as happy if it didn't happen.
Will this prequel be scary, or any good for that matter? I guess your answer depends on how big a fan of The Walking Dead you are. Personally, I enjoy the show, even if some of the characters annoy the piss out of me at times. Also, given that The Overlook Hotel will be based on material written by King, this could end up being a decent movie. Let's hear your thoughts.
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