Warner Bros Could be Making a Prequel to The Shining
The Shining was a pretty damn good movie. It was scary and one of the few Stanley Kubrick movies I can watch more than 10 minutes of before I have to turn it off for fear of throwing up from motion sickness. For those who are unaware, The Shining is about a writer who becomes the caretaker of a hotel with his wife and son before slowly going insane and trying to kill said wife and son. Pretty simple, right? Not really much need for a prequel there. But I guess Warner Bros is seeing something I’m not, because they are looking into making one.
The LA Times are reporting that WB has put a team together to maybe put a Shining prequel together. The consists of writer/producer Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) as well as her partners Bradley Fischer (Black Swan) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac). If the film turns into a thing, it would focus on the Overlook Hotel before the Torrance family ever came to it and started defacing all the doors.
A spokesperson for WB said that if there was any Shining prequel planned, it would be in the very early stages of development and not even formally announced yet.
This seems to be a trend in Hollywood right now, at least according to Collider. With this, the prequel series to Psycho A&E is working on and the prequel series to all the Hannibal Lecter stuff happening at NBC, it seems like people have a bizarre need to develop prequels to classic horror films that either don’t need them or, in the good doctor’s case, already have them.