Former "Walking Dead" showrunner may pen prequel to "The Shining"

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Former "The Walking Dead" showrunner Glen Mazzara is reportedly in talked to write the screenplay to a prequel to Stephen King's horror classic "The Shining" -- tentatively titled "The Overlook Hotel," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Now that combination sounds scary, scary awesome!

And this sounds even scarier. The prequel will look at what occurred at the Overlook Hotel (the hotel "The Shining" took place in) long before struggling author Jack Torrance brought his family there and went cuckoo, cuckoo.

This project will be the first for Mazzara since he left AMC's cult zombie hit. The TV producer, whose credits also include "Crash" and "The Shield," recently signed a TV development deal with Fox Television Studios to develop cable projects for the studio under his new banner, 44 Strong Productions.

Under his leadership, The Walking Dead became TV's No. 1 scripted series in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic.

Tell us: Do you hope "The Overlook Hotel" gets made?