investorschatroom.com

Arts&Culture

The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep lands director Mike Flanagan

Share
Mike Flanagan To Helm Stephen King's 'The Shining' Sequel 'Doctor Sleep'

Warner Bros. has tapped Flanagan to direct The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. And we were already seeing quite a few, as 2017 also saw the release of The Dark Tower (bad!), 1922 (good!), and Gerald's Game (very, very good!).

There's no timeline yet on the film adaptation (or casting news for what is sure to be a sought-after starring role), but given the fact that both Flanagan and Stephen King adaptations are white-hot right now, it's probably safe to say we won't have to wait too long for an update.

The novel begins as Torrance carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. In "Doctor Sleep", Danny is now in his 40s and suffering the same problems of alcoholism and anger that plagued his father in the original story.

The Most Spectacular Eclipse of 2018 Is In Less Than a Week
What is a super blue blood moon? Noble told Newsweek that "For this eclipse, much of the US will be racing against sunrise". And the "blood moon" business? A "blood moon" is pictured from Gosford, Australia, north of Sydney, October 8, 2014.

Venezuelan President will run for re-election in 2018
The opposition is divided by different criteria that have emerged in recent months on way forward to deal with government. Its most popular leaders are nearly all sidelined from politics - jailed, in exile, or barred from holding office.

Steelers Name Randy Fichtner As New Offensive Coordinator
The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced that Randy Fichtner will be the team's offensive coordinator and quarterback coach in 2018. Pittsburgh is coming off a 2017-18 campaign in which the AFC North franchise ranked third in the league in total offense.

Flanagan's first order of business will be to rewrite the script that was originally adapted by Akiva Goldsman. During this time, he develops a connection with a young girl, Abra Stone, who comes to possess the same Shining abilities as he does. Flanagan's producing partner Trevor Macy will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment's Jon Berg, and Goldsman is executive producer. The scary group has discovered that their powers are enhanced when inhaling the "steam" that emanates from those with the shining power, especially when they suffer painful deaths. And Flanagan is widely seen as one of horror's rising stars, with films such as Absentia, Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Hush and Before I Wake packed into his resume over just the past seven years.

Danny has unwittingly followed the footsteps put forth by his father (played by Jack Nicholson in the 1980 film), by becoming a rage-filled alcoholic.

Share