Well, here’s Johnny, again. Warner Bros. is reportedly ‘exploring the possibility of a prequel to The Shining
By the way, The Shining is 1980 Stanley Kubrick film based on the 1977 horror novel of the same name by Stephen King.
Writer/producer Laeta Kalogridis
(Shutter Island, Avatar) and her partners Bradley Fischer
and James Vanderbilt
would craft a new take as producers, according to the newspaper report.
The original Shining starred Jack Nicholson as Mr. Jack Torrance, Shelly Duvall as Mrs. Wendy Torrance, Danny Lloyd as Danny Torrance and Scatman Crothers as Dick Hallorann.
The 1980 psychological horror film follows a writer, Jack Torrance who takes a job as an off-season caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel; his young son possesses psychic abilities and is able to see things from the past and future, such as the ghosts who inhabit the hotel. Soon after settling in, the family is trapped in the hotel by a snowstorm, and Jack gradually becomes influenced by a supernatural presence; he descends into madness and attempts to murder his wife and son.
The Shining prequel would focus on what happened before Jack Torrance, his wife, and their psychic son arrived at the haunted retreat in original where Torrance soon descends into violent madness.
King is also penning the sequel to The Shining; there’s no word yet on whether there will be a movie version of the new novel or not.
The project ‘was in a very early stage and not even formally in development,’ stay tuned.
Source: LA Times