Just yesterday we got hit with the surprising news that a prequel to The Shining called The Overlook Hotel was on its way and would be penned by Glen Mazzara. While there are plenty of possible paths that the prequel could go down it’s still something that a lot of fans are nervous about and rightfully so. Right now it’s a huge mystery as to what Mazzara plans on doing with the project, but what we do know is that Stephen King isn’t exactly looking forward to it.
It was really only a matter of time before Stephen King himself weighed in on the news and thanks to EW, we’ve got his reaction right here:
I’m not saying I would put a stop to the project, because I’m sort of a nice guy. When I was a kid, my mother said, ‘Stephen if you were a girl, you’d always be pregnant.’ 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.
With Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, arriving in the fall, it has to be weird for him seeing that a prequel is on its way too — especially one he had nothing to do with. I totally agree with Mr. King here though because while I’m curious where this will all end up, I don’t think it would be hurting anyone if it just dissapeared.