The Shining is one of pop culture’s most popular horror stories of all time. After a dragged bidding war between a plethora of film studios and the crazy success of the most recent adaptation of a Stephen King novel, It, Warner Bros has placed Doctor Sleep, the direct sequel to The Shining, on the fast-track.
With that in mind, Warner Bros has tapped longtime horror-genre director Mike Flanagan to helm the highly anticipated sequel. In the past, Flanagan has written directed, and produced films like Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Gerald’s Game and Netflix’s upcoming series The Haunting of Hill House.
Doctor Sleep picks up the life of the Redrum kid Danny Torrance when he is in his 40s and struggling with the same demons of anger and alcoholism that plagued his father.
Flanagan will rewrite the script, which was originally adapted for the big screen by Skiva Goldsman and will also serve as Executive Producer. Doctor Sleep will be produced by Vertigo Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros.
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