The filming for Doctor Sleep, Stephen King’s follow up to his masterpiece The Shining, has wrapped up according to Mike Flanagan in a Facebook post.
So that’s a wrap on DOCTOR SLEEP! It’s been a long, crazy, truly unique experience. I read the novel as soon as it came out back in 2013, fascinated and moved by the epic story of Dan Torrance and Abra Stone, but I never imagined for a moment that I’d be the person to bring it to the big screen. It’s been an honor to spend the last five months with this fantastic cast and crew, and to be trusted with Stephen King’s extraordinary story. One of the highlights of my career, without a doubt.
Shine on, everyone. Shine on.
Although reactions to King’s sequel have been mixed, Flanagan’s recent output has been nothing short of stellar for most fans. From Hush to Gerald’s Game to the more recent The Haunting of Hill House, Flanagan has quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of horror film and TV. The pairing of him and Ewan McGregor (who will play a grown Danny Torrence) is sure to be a match made in heaven.
McGregor has said in recent interviews that the movie is very faithful to the book, so fans should rest easy in that regard.
The film is set for release January 24th, 2020, and we’ll be sure to have many more updates before then.