Warner Bros. is currently exploring a possible prequel to the 1980 Stanley Kubrick horror classic The Shining. The studio stressed that they are still in very early stages, and the project is not even officially in development at this time.
Warner Bros. is exploring the idea of a prequel to The Shining
Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island), Brad Fischer (Black Swan), and James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man) have been brought on as producers, to explore a new take on the project. The story will be set before Jack Torrance and his family arrive at the foreboding Overbrook Hotel. Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers starred in the original classic.
No screenwriters or directors have been attached yet, although it is possible that either Laeta Kalogridis or James Vanderbilt could draft the script, since they are accomplished screenwriters and producers.
Author Stephen King, who wrote the original novel Stanley Kubrick's movie is based on, is also writing a sequel novel, although it isn't known if that will be developed into a new movie as well.
The Shining was released May 23rd, 1980 and stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone, Joe Turkel, Anne Jackson. The film is directed by Stanley Kubrick.