As we already know, Stephen King is working on Dr. Sleep, the written sequel to his 1977 best-seller The Shining. That book will follow The Shining‘s psychic-sensitive protagonist, Danny Torrance, as he tries to shed the ghosts of his past to protect a young girl, whose “shining” outshines his own, from a tribe who use “the shining” as sustenance.
However, we don’t know much about the events that precede the Torrance family’s ill-fated winter stint at The Overlook Hotel, but Warner Bros. MAY be looking to change that.
The LA Times have reported that WB might be “quietly exploring the possibility of a prequel” to Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 masterpiece.
QUESTIONABLE DETAIL ALERT!
According to the Times, and a source close to the project who was not authorized to talk about it publicly, writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis and her partners Bradley Fischer and James Vanderbilt, have been drafted in to examine the possibility, though a WB spokeswoman was careful to stress that any prequel was in a very early stage and not even formally in development.
The film would focus on what happened “before Jack Torrance, his wife and their psychic son arrived at the haunted retreat where Torrance soon descends into violent madness.”
OK, OK. Granted it all seems a little bit like hearsay at this time but it is certainly an interesting proposition…
Let’s just keep a cool head and wait more info, which we will certainly bring you as we have it.
SOURCE – LA Times