‘The Shining’ Getting a Sequel Based on King’s Book

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A sequel to The Shining is getting made based on the book Dr. Sleep (2013) by Stephen King.

Deadline is reporting that the film is being rushed into production with Gerald’s Game Mike Flanagan scheduled to direct.

The story continues decades after the events of The Overlook Hotel in which a young Danny Torrance was terrorized by his possessed alcoholic father. Now in his 40’s, Danny has become an alcoholic himself diminishing his gifts to connect with the supernatural.

He eventually gets sober and his gifts return of which he uses to heal people at a hospice and connecting psychically to a young girl who bears the same powers. From there the two work together to fight people who also share their abilities.

Flanagan has become one of the most recognized horror movie directors in recent years. He came onto the scene with the positively reviewed Oculus, then went on to direct Hush and Ouija: Origin of Evil.

There is no word yet on when or where the film will be released.