Feel like Warner Brothers picked the wrong time to spring on the LA Times their "exploring the possibility" for a prequel to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Everyone was all "Prequels are cool!" following X-Men: First Class and Rise of the Apes. Then came Prometheus as the great divider of this summer and we're back to square one. Also doesn't help someone has the nuts to want to directly follow in Kubrick's foot-steps.
Said balls belong to Laeta Kalogridis (a producer on Shutter Island and Avatar), Bradley Fischer and James Vanderbilt. If nothing else, the trio is bold. You have to hand it to them.
I guess this would focus more on the Overlook Hotel and how it became so spooky. Barry Nelson uttering those three little words, "Indian burial ground" wasn't enough apparently. But I would forgive it all if they get someone to mimic Scatman Crothers this side of Karl Urban's Bones McCoy.