Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining may be considered a classic, and you’d never want to besmirch a classic with a sequel, but author Stephen King went and wrote a sequel to the source novel back in 2013. The title for the sequel was Doctor Sleep, and it follows a grown-up Danny Torrance (in his 40s), where he comes across a similar evil that led to the death of his father in The Shining.
It’s been one of those novels that’s been on the long list of Stephen King stories to adapt in the near future, and thanks to a new report from TheWrap, we now know that it has a director. According to the outlet, Mike Flanagan — director of Ouija: Origin of Evil, the well-received sequel to the not-so-good original Ouija — has been tapped to take on Doctor Sleep for Warner Bros.
This comes several months after Warner Bros.’ subsidiary New Line Cinema killed it with their IT adaptation. They are probably looking to lock down their next big horror it. Luckily, it seems like they’re taking the right approach. IT director Andy Muschietti has his feet planted in quality horror films before, and so does Flanagan.
What’s more, Flanagan also helmed the Netflix original Stephen King adaptation, Gerald’s Game, so there’s definitely a familiarity with the author’s style. But will he be given the task of writing Doctor Sleep as well? Based on his involvement in writing the films he directs, we think that Warner Bros. would be smart to let him do so.
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