The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep to be made into a film

One of the many memorable scenes from The Shining.
One of the many memorable scenes from The Shining. Photo credit: Warner Bros

Stephen King's sequel to The Shining is set to be made into a feature film.

Doctor Sleep, released in 2013 to warm reviews, picks up years after The Shining. Danny Torrance is now grown up, but still haunted by the events - and supernatural forces - of the Overlook Hotel.

The film version will be directed by horror filmmaker Mike Flanagan, whose credits include Ouija: Origin of Evil and the King-penned Gerald's Game, reports Deadline.

"Who wouldn't want to venture back into the world of Danny Torrance?" Flanagan said in December, before getting the nod to put Doctor Sleep on the big screen.

It's not clear if the film will be a direct sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 1980 adaptation of The Shining, which differed greatly from King's novel. 

The new film will be made by Warner Bros, which had a massive hit in 2017 with a new adaptation of King's epic novel It.


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