Should The Shining get a prequel? That’s the question Warner Bros. is currently exploring, with very early work started on ideas for a new film set in the world of the 1980 Stanley Kubrick horror classic, according to the LA Times.
Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island), Brad Fischer (Black Swan), and James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man) have been brought on as producers, to explore a new take on the project. The story will be set before Jack Torrance and his family arrive at the foreboding Overbrook Hotel, although it isn’t clear what direction the film might take (or if there have been any decisions on that yet). Presumably the movie wwill look at part of the Overbrook’s long, horror-filled history.
No screenwriters or directors have been attached yet, although it is possible that either Laeta Kalogridis or James Vanderbilt could draft the script, since they are well-know screenwriters as well as producers. Author Stephen King, who wrote the original novel, is also writing a sequel novel, although it isn’t known if that will be developed into a new movie as well.