Glen Mazzara in Talks to Pen ‘Shining’ Prequel

Glen Mazzara Talks Pen 'Shining' Prequel

'Overlook Hotel' project set up with Mythology Entertainment

Former “The Walking Dead” showrunner Glen Mazzara is in talks with Warner Bros. to write a prequel for Stephen King’s “The Shining.”

Project, dubbed “The Overlook Hotel,” is being produced by Mythology Entertainment’s Bradley Fischer, Laeta Kalogridis and James Vanderbilt.

Mazzara exited as showrunner on AMC’s “Walking Dead” late last year after clashing with the network. He signed an overall deal with Fox TV Studios last month to develop cable projects under his new 44 Strong Prods. banner.

Mazzara logged six seasons on FX skein “The Shield,” which was produced by the studio.

King published “The Shining,” set in the haunted Overlook Hotel, in 1977. Stanley Kubrick adapted the novel for the 1980 film starring Jack Nicholson as the struggling writer Jack Torrance.

King originally wrote a prologue titled “Before the Play” that chronicled earlier events in the Overlook’s history in which a young Torrance is abused by his father. The prologue was not included in the novel’s publication.

Mythology’s producing credits include the upcoming “White House Down.”

The Deadline.com site first reported the negotiations with Mazzara.

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