Warner Bros Working On a Prequel to The Shining?

Chris Savage

Well this one was a little bit unexpected. For those of you who are interested in seeing more from the Overlook Hotel which was featured in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, may get to see just that.

According to the LA Times,¬†Warner Bros.is quietly exploring the possibility of a prequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 1980’s flick The Shining. The studio has apparently¬†solicited the involvement of Hollywood writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis and her partners Bradley Fischer and James Vanderbilt to craft a new take as producers.

If the film were to go ahead, it is said to focus “on what happened before Jack Torrance (of course played memorably onscreen by Jack Nicholson), his wife and their psychic son arrived at the haunted retreat where Torrance soon descends into violent madness.”

At this time nothing has been made official with the project not formally in development.

While there is talk of a prequel, Stephen King is soon set to unleash a sequel to The Shining which is entitled Doctor Sleep. But at this time there is no word if his latest novel will be adapted into a feature film, although I’m sure it won’t be very long until that is announced.

One of the downers is that the term “prequel” often gets construed as a remake, much like the recent “prequel” of The Thing. I guess time shall tell.


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      1. . July 29, 2012 at 9:24 pm

        I am surprised my the news of a possible sequel to “The Shining” too. With King soon to publish the sequel “Doctor Sleep”, I think with Jack Nicholson and Shelley DuVall still alive and the parents are characters in the book, it would be more advantageous to make the sequel “Doctor Sleep” into a motion picture.

      2. Amaury Canales July 30, 2012 at 7:01 am

        >If you was wondering what happened
        wait what?