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Published On: Sat, Apr 13th, 2013

Stephen Kings talks ‘The Overlook Hotel’ confirming he’s not really involved

Following this week’s announcement that former Walking Dead director Glen Mazzara has been hired to write the prequel to The Shining, author Stephen King spoke on the project making an odd analogy.

Shining photo  Warner Bros

Shining photo Warner Bros

“I’m not saying I would put a stop to the project because I’m sort of a nice guy,” King tells Entertainment Weekly. “When I was a kid, my mother said, ‘Stephen if you were a girl, you’d always be pregnant.’ I have a tendency to let people develop things. I’m always curious to see what will happen. But you know what? I would be just as happy if it didn’t happen.”

King is not involved and doesn’t seem real motivated by the prospects.

His Shining sequel was addressed by the author “Every now and then somebody would ask, ‘Whatever happened to Danny?’ I used to joke around and say, ‘He married Charlie McGee from Firestarter and they had these amazing kids!’ But I did sort of wonder about it.”

Funnily he admits the sequels are not usually a success.

“When I really got serous about it, I thought to myself ‘Do you really want to do this? Because most sequels really suck.’ The only two exceptions I can think to that is Huckleberry Finn, a book that is a sequel to Tom Sawyer but is really a much better book, and I think Godfather IIis a much better movie than The Godfather.”


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