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Back in 1977 Stephen King released his iconic novel THE SHINING. Followed by a 1980 release of the novel into film form under the direction of Stanley Kubrick. Then in 2013 King finally released the long awaited sequel titled DOCTOR SLEEP. Now it looks as though the sequel will be adapted into a feature film.
That's right, and this is NOT an April Fool's joke, we have learned that a film adaptation of DOCTOR SLEEP is now in development.
Akiva Goldsman has been given the job of penning the script. Goldsman won an Oscar for A BEAUTIFUL MIND. DOCTOR SLEEP will pick up years after the horrible events depicted in THE SHINING and centers on an adult Danny Torrance.
"Danny Torrance, now an adult, is still traumatized. He has followed in his father’s footsteps and has problems with anger management and alcoholism. He soon gives up drinking and settles in a small town in New Hampshire. While there, his psychic abilities start to resurface and he develops a psychic link with a 12-year-old girl named Abra Stone who he must save after he discovers her life is being threatened by a tribe of paranormals led by a man named Rose the Hat."
Warner Bros., the same studio that released Kubrick's THE SHINING, will be behind this new project. As you may well know, King was not a fan of Kubrick's adaptation of his novel and ended up making a television mini-series remake back in 1997. King will be executive producing the film adaptation of DOCTOR SLEEP.
We will continue to bring you more on the DOCTOR SLEEP film adaptation as we hear it.