Film & TV

‘The Shining’ Prequel You Maybe Wanted Might Be Coming

Film & TV

‘The Shining’ Prequel You Maybe Wanted Might Be Coming

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Hollywood makes a lot of remakes and rebirths and reimaginings, all of which can get a little tired by the time we see an ad for yet another Saw film. But as far as retreads go, there are worse ideas than a prequel to The Shining, which might be loosely in the works. Inspired by the impending release of Doctor Sleep, a Stephen King novel that’s meant to be a sequel to The Shining (including one “prescient cat,” according to this adorably worded plot summary), the Los Angeles Times reports that Warner Bros. is “quietly exploring” the possibility of a return to the Torrance Hotel. They note that any such project would explore that happens to tbe Torrance family before they make their way into madness—an understandable, yet slightly disappointing choice of direction, considering the supernatural spookiness of the hotel itself would make a pretty interesting background. It would also be tough to do proper tribute to Stanley Kubrick’s legacy, though the report also mentions that Laeta Kalogridis, who wrote Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, has been approached. She’s got some experience with the slow-burning side of sanity, so it could be a promising start.