Stephen King adaptions show no sign of slowing down. Next up is King’s Doctor Sleep, the sequel to ‘The Shining’ with Mike Flanagan at the helm.
Back in December Flanagan mentioned during an interview that after his Gerald’s Game adaption, he would love to adapt ‘Doctor Sleep’. According to Deadline, his wish has been granted.
Flanagan, who wrote and directed Oculus, Hush, and Before I wake, will rewrite the current Doctor Sleep script penned by Akiva Goldsman, as well as direct the adaptation.
In the book, Danny Torrance carries the trauma he experienced at the Overlook Hotel into his adult life. He has become a reflection of his father, with a lingering rage bubbling under the surface. Drinking numbs his pain and his “shine”, but his powers return when he chooses sobriety and begins using his gift to help those dying at a hospice. He forms a psychic connection with a young girl who also has abilities, and who has become the target of a scary group of people with abilities of their own. The group has discovered that they can enhance their powers when they inhale a “steam” that comes from those with ‘shine” when they are suffering.
This is going to be good.