At this point there's nothing that anyone can do to The Shining
on screen that Stephen King
hasn't already done himself. (See the TV series adaptation of his novel, scripted by King, which leaves out few of the novel's details, and misses most of Stanley Kubrick
's chilling effect.)
So the idea of a prequel is just one of those shrugs, an idea that seems terrible at first, but which experience suggests will very likely ...