The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara is in talks to write The Overlook Hotel, which will serve as a prequel to Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining based on the Stephen King novel.
No official word about what the plot of this prequel will be, but the focus could fall on the character of Delbert Grady, played by Philip Stone in the 1980 film, who served as the caretaker of the hotel prior to Jack Nicholson’s Jack Torrance.
The project is being developed by Warner Bros. to be produced by Mythology Entertainment’s Bradley Fischer, James Vanderbilt and Laeta Kalogridis.
Stephen King wrote a prologue entitled, “Before The Play” to The Shining that accounted the dark history of the Overlook Hotel and the grisly murders that occurred there. Financial decisions related to the length of the book forced the publisher Doubleday to cut the prologue. You can read more about this little known literary gem HERE.