The Shining prequel, The Overlook Hotel, moves forward

A prequel to The Shining looks to be on the way regardless of whether we want one or not. The Shining has been a pretty hot topic as of late with Stephen King’s sequel, Doctor Sleep, in the works as well as the hit documentary Room 237 making the rounds. There is no denying that there’s plenty of room to explore with a prequel — what’s the deal with the twins? Or what about Lloyd the bartender? What are their stories? Who knows which direction they’ll take The Overlook Hotel but there are certainly plenty of interesting paths. I’m notoriously optimistic with remakes, sequels, and prequels — so before jumping off the cliff with everyone else, I’m actually going to give this one a chance.

It has been announced that former Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara is in talks to write The Overlook Hotela prequel to the Stanley Kubrick-directed adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining. The film will be developed over at Warner Bros and will be produced by Mythology Entertainment’s Bradley Fischer, James Vanderbilt, and Laeta Kalogridis.

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8 thoughts on “The Shining prequel, The Overlook Hotel, moves forward

  1. Hmmmmm… this could be very interesting, a more in depth look into the hotel…. I would like it if Stephen King elaborated more on the story though (little more official?)

    1. Yeah could definitely be interesting and there are plenty of ways this could go. Unfortunately though, I don’t think King will have much say in the story as so far it looks like Mazzara is the guy who will be writing it. It would be interesting to hear Mr. King’s thoughts on this though. I’m sure we’ll see what he think sooner than later!

  2. Oh yeah bro, I’m with you… This is one prequel that could be awesome. There could be all kinds of shit that never even made it into The Shining. Without King being involved, it makes me a little skeptical, because that guy is incredibly good.

    I’m planning on watching Room 237 this weekend.

    1. Glad you’re on board man and not wanting to jump off the cliff just yet. It does suck that King most likely won’t be involved in it but at least we are getting a true sequel from him — it’s better than nothing!

    1. Hahah yea man, regardless of which side of the fence your’e on, it’s utterly impossible to not wanna see something related to The Shining, especially a prequel with a lot of potential.

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