Glen Mazzara, who served as showrunner on the last two seasons of The Walking Dead, has been hired to write The Shining prequel The Overbrook Hotel.

We first reported on this project back in July, when Warner Bros. was in the very early stages of developing a prequel, set before Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) and his family moved into the forboding hotel. No story details have been given at this point, but there are elements of Stephen King's original novel that delved into the history of The Overbrook, which weren't used in director Stanley Kubrick's 1980 classic.

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Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island), James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), and Brad Fischer (Black Swan) are producing through their Mythology Entertainment company. No production schedule has been given at this time.

Coincidentally, Stephen King is also revisiting The Shining with a sequel novel entitled Doctor Sleep, which focuses on an adult Danny Torrance, Jack Torrance's son who was played by Danny Lloyd in The Shining adaptation.