We already know that Glen Mazzara has a new development deal away from AMC following his time on “The Walking Dead,” and now, it appears more than ever that his talents are in demand even without the presence of zombies.
According to a new report from Deadline, Mazzara is in talks to write a prequel to the classic film “The Shining” known as “The Overlook Hotel,” which is being set up for Warner Bros. Just as with taking of the AMC drama following the exit of Frank Darabont, Mazzara has taken on a steep challenge here; while Stephen King may not be an enormous fan of the Stanley Kubrick film based on his work, it is beloved among many fans around the world, and there will be enormous pressure to make it great. (Someone who’s dealt with similar pressure? Former “Lost” executive producer Damon Lindelof, who wrote the “Alien” prequel “Prometheus” after the ABC show ended.)
If the deal for Mazzara closes, it ensures that he will have almost so much on his plate that he won’t even be able to think about “The Walking Dead.” This show officially dives into production on season 4 in Atlanta next month, with Scott M. Gimple now working as the primary showrunner. Even though Glen is gone, he is still credited for bringing the show to a higher level of quality than ever before. (Not only that, but “The Walking Dead” became the #1 drama on television under his watch.)
What do you think about Mazzara taking on this ambitious gig, and do you think that he will be able to tackle it without a problem? If you want to see some more early scoop about what could happen on “The Walking Dead” season 4, be sure to visit the link here.