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Mike Flanagan’s ‘The Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’ Gets January 2020 Release

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Mike Flanagan's 'The Shining' Sequel 'Doctor Sleep' Gets January 2020 Release

It looks like Warner Bros. is moving forward with an adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel Doctor Sleep, a direct sequel to The Shining. We’re also being told that the film has locked down an official release date of January 24th, 2020.

Flanagan will rewrite the script originally adapted by Akiva Goldsman. Flanagan’s producing partner Trevor Macy will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg, and Goldsman is executive producer.

Doctor Sleep novel synopsis:

Danny Torrance carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. He’s become a reflection of his murderous father, with lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his “shining” powers. Those powers return when he embraces sobriety and uses his gift to help the dying at a hospice.

He establishes a psychic connection with a young girl who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by a scary group with the similar abilities. They’ve found that their powers grow if they inhale the “steam” that comes off others with the power to shine, when they are suffering painful deaths.

The film will follow a 40 plus year old Danny Torrance and his struggles with the same demons of anger and alcoholism that plagued his father.

Stay tuned for more on Doctor Sleep in the coming months.

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