The Shining Prequel in the Works?
It’s been over two decades since Stanley Kubrick infamously adapted Stephen King‘s novel The Shining, so with today’s social obsession with reboots and sequels, it’s no wonder there is possibly a prequel to The Shining in the works.
The project hasn’t been publicly “confirmed” by Warner Bros, but its been leaked that Laeta Kalogridis – screenwriter behind the unnerving Shutter Island – is involved. Apparently Kalogridis will only produce, along with Bradley Fischer (producer of Shutter Island). James Vanderbilt (screenwriter of David Fincher’s, Zodiac and most recently, The Amazing Spiderman) is also attached to the project. Just the backgrounds of these three collaborators is enough to get excited about though.
Questions of what the “prequel” will be about have risen, as the Torrance family are relatively happy prior to their stay at the Overlook hotel. Perhaps it will be about the “ghosts” of the hotel itself. Any information about King himself being on board has not been announced – although his very public dislike of Kubrick’s adaptation might speak for itself.
Either way, with the success of “horror” television shows such as American Horror Story, and the wait for the remake of King‘s Carrie in the coming year, a prequel to The Shining just might make that rare list of strong reboots, sequels and prequels.