Here's a bit of news we didn't see coming -- Warner Bros. is apparently exploring the possibility of a prequel to The Shining, the 1980 Stanley Kubrick film based on the 1977 horror novel of the same name by Stephen King.
Back in the 1970's John Bellairs began a series of Gothic horror novels aimed at kids with recently orphaned Lewis Barnavelt as their protagonist. Currently there's a total of 12 books (after Bellairs' death in 1991, author Brad Strickland took over writing the series), which are ripe for adaptation into feature films. Enter Mythology Entertainment, which has hired "Supernatural" creator Eric Kripke to write and produce.
It's been quite some time since we last heard anything about Ridley Scott's adaptation of the four Red Riding books by David Pearce (which were previously turned into a trilogy of UK films by three different directors - review here), but now news has come of a new writer signing on to the project.
For a long time it looked as if the real mystery surrounding Zodiac writer James Vanderbilt's script Murder Mystery dealt with whether or not the film was ever getting made. Thankfully, it's found a home and a director.