The Los Angeles Times has reported that there is a possibility that Warner Bros. might be considering making a prequel to horror hit ‘The Shining’.
An inside resource, whose name was not identified, said that to undertake this project, the studio has taken the help of writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis and her partners Bradley Fischer and James Vanderbilt.
The film would revolve around the events that took place in the Overlook hotel before the Torrance family moved there for a doomed winter. The original novel and the film adaptation that was directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1980 proved to be an immense commercial and critical success. The central character of the novel, Jack Torrance, was played by Jack Nicholson in the film, for which he was nominated for an academy award.
The collaboration between King and Kubrick was considered to be perfect and everything from plot and direction to acting was highly praised.
A spokeswomen from Warner Bros., however, said that any project involving a prequel for The Shining would be at very early stages and hence it would not be possible to say anything about it at present. It is also possible that the studio decides to forgo the project at a later stage.
Laeta Kalogridis previously also wrote the script for Martin’s Scorsese’s thriller film “Shutter Island” and was also an executive producer of James Cameron’s highest grossing film of all time, “Avatar”. Her wide experience with some of the most successful films of the recent times makes her a perfect choice to work on something as complex as a prequel to The Shining.
‘The Shining’ was written by Stephen King who is the master of the mystery and horror genre. Many of the horror and mystery novels of King have been successfully adapted for Hollywood. At present, King has been working on a sequal to The Shining.