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'The Shining' Might Get a Prequel Now

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With Stephen King currently working on a novel to follow-up on the events of his The Shining, Warner Bros. has quietly begun looking into how they too might thaw out Jack's corpse enough to check his pockets for cash.

Though the studio has no official plans, the LA Times reports Warner has hired on Shutter Island writer and Avatar producer Laeta Kalogridis to put together a script for a prequel to Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror classic, The Shining. Was the man in a bear suit performing oral sex because of love, or was it merely a one-night indiscretion between man and man in a bear suit? Did those twin girls ever get into a crazy adventure in Rome, like the Olsen twins did? Hey, whose blood is that? These are some things we might get into.

A Warner Bros. spokesman, however, warns the project is still "in a very early stage and not even formally in development," so you probably shouldn't get yourself too worked up about it just yet. At least wait until Ben Stiller's name comes up.

[Note: Edited to fix some things, because I read the article incorrectly at first. Sorry.]

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