Mike Flanagan, the director behind films such as Oculus, Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil, and Gerald’s Game, has his eyes on a new project. The talented director told Lilja’s Library that he wants to tackle Stephen King’s ‘Doctor Sleep’ and ‘Lisey’s Story’.
There are so many,” Flanagan answered, when the site questioned him about what other Stephen King stories he’d like to adapt. “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?”
King himself has expressed recent interest in doing an adaption of Lisey’s Story and Doctor Sleep that picks up years after the events in The Shining.
‘Doctor Sleep’ is set several years after the events in ‘The Shining’ and focuses on the now middle-aged Danny who is still traumatized from his stay at the hotel. Danny has followed in his father’s footsteps and has issues with both anger management and alcoholism. He 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.