By DiMarkco Chandler:
Late last week’s rumors have turned to active movement, as Warner Bros is apparently set to terrify viewers once again by working on a prequel to Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror movie The Shining.
It’s not a done deal yet, however, “the studio has solicited the involvement of Hollywood writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis and her partners Bradley Fischer and James Vanderbilt to craft a new take” on the 1980s classic horror movie, according to sources know to the L.A. Times.
Kalogridis’ most recent thriller “Shutter Island” makes her a bankable selection with the talent to frighten audiences. What some may not be aware of, Kalogridis was an uncredited writer for James Cameron’s Avatar.
The original movie focused on a writer called Jack Torrance who uproots his family to take an off-season caretaker job at the isolated Overlook Hotel. Played by Jack Nicholson, Torrance loses his mind in the creepy surroundings, and the climax features him trying to kill his family.
It’s not known what plot the prequel will take, but there has already been speculation that it will focus on the creepy history and supernatural surroundings of The Overlook hotel or focus on another family—the previous caretaker who also happen to kill his family while suffering from cabin fever.
It could also focus on Jack’s young telepathic son Danny or Room 237.
On related news, King himself has just finished a book sequel to The Shining, called Dr. Sleep – which focuses on a grown up but troubled Danny.
The book sequel is sure to get a good look over for adaptation potential, but as of yet Hollywood is reticent.