Based on Stephen King's novel of the same name, critics have attributed much of The Shining's success to its notoriously vague plotlines.
The incongruent twists, spine-chilling ghouls, blood-spattered elevators and that frickin photo of Jack Torrance at a 1920s party at the end of the film has sparked discussions so extensive that a documentary has even been made about the cult classic's questions.
It's called Room 237 and attempts to deconstruct the chilling horror story's hidden meaning.
Anyway, it's too difficult to get philosophical about whether the film's questions are bigger than the film itself and blah blah blah, but, interestingly, Warner Bros. are apparently creating a filmic prequel that may explain some of The Shining's mystery.
According to The LA Times, the film is happening but is "not even formally in development" yet.
The prequel will be written by Shutter Island's (and less relevantly, Avatar's) Laeta Kalogridis, and The Amazing Spider-Man's writer, James Vanderblit will co-produce with Bradley Fischer.
Currently, not much has been revealed about the plot - no Redrum chanting or Here's Johnny renditions have been confirmed - but the movie will delve into the chilling history of the Overlook Hotel before Jack Torrance, his wife and psychic five-year-old-son inhabited the haunted (or is it?) grounds.
Some argue that this may kill the film's transience, but personally, I've been waiting years for answers. Yes please!
Also in the works is a sequel to Stephen King's bestselling 1977 novel. King has revealed that he has been working on a follow-up on the life of Jack Torrance's extrasensory son,
Danny, who now, as a 40-year-old man, works in hospice in upstate New York and embarks on a mission to save a 12-year-old-girl from a tribe of murderous (kind of vampire-esque) beings. According to the book's synopsis, she has the "brightest shining" he's ever seen. Creepy!
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