Movie News: The Shining to Get Prequel

July 30, 2012

Here’s Johnny…again?

For years, Warner Bros. has, to no avail, thrown around the idea of revisiting the Overlook Hotel, the haunted setting for Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic The Shining.

Over the weekend, the LA Times broke the news that not only was a prequel to The Shining indeed in the works, but that the studio had gone so far as to hire a writer and two producers to get the ghastly ball rolling.

According to the report, writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis, who wrote Shutter Island and produced Avatar, is on board to pen the project, as are producers Bradley Fischer (Zodiac, Black Swan) and James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Rundown).

While no date has been set, the new film is said to revolve around the history of the infamous Overlook Hotel prior to its occupancy by Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall in the original.