Ladies and gentlemen, Stephen King’s follow-up to The Shining is coming to cinemas.
I’ll just let that sink in for a minute.
Yep, the Greatest Horror Movie Of All Time That Isn’t Alien is to get a sequel. In this era of awful spin-offs, terrible remakes and atrocious sequels, you’d be forgiven for thinking that making a follow-up to one of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpieces is the worst idea since someone at Fox decided to do another Fantastic Four movie just to keep the rights out of Marvel’s hands. But wait, there’s more! The film will be an adaptation of King’s Bram Stoker Award-winning 2013 novel Doctor Sleep, which featured the now grown up Danny Torrance and his encounters with other psychics capable of manifesting the Shining. Although there’s no word on a director at this stage, Akiva Goldsman is set to produce the screenplay. We’ll provide you with more info as and when we know it, but with the right director this could be fantastic.
Here’s hoping that Goldsman’s got his Beautiful Mind thinking cap on for this job, not his Batman & Robin one…
Source: The Tracking Board