Gerald’s Game Director Wants To Helm Lisey’s Story & The Shining Sequel Adaptation

It’s been no secret that 2017 has been a big year for Stephen King content. Netflix alone saw two releases in the form of 1922 and Gerald’s Game. Both were fairly well received, and considering the content director Mike Flanagan was working with, he did an admirable job in adapting what could be seen as an unfilmable book for the screen.

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In a recent interview with Liljas Library, the filmmaker was asked what other Stephen King properties he’d want to adapt. Here’s what he said:

“There are so many. But the ones I’d want to do the most are DOCTOR SLEEP and LISEY’S STORY. In both cases, it’s because I identify with the protagonists so much. LISEY’S STORY is a stunning piece of work, a beautiful exploration of marriage. And who wouldn’t want to venture back into the world of Danny Torrance?”

For those who don’t know, Doctor Sleep is a sequel to The Shining that King wrote only a few years ago. The story picks up decades later, with an adult Danny Torrance, and it tackles some of the mental scarrings he acquired as a result of his dad going nutso in the first novel.

Given how much of a beloved novel The Shining is, I think a lot of audiences would definitely go for an adaptation of the sequel. However, due to the classic nature of the Stanley Kubrick adaptation of The Shining, it may be better for us to get a new adaptation of that before jumping into Doctor Sleep.

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SOURCE: Liljas Library

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Joseph Jammer Medina

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.

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