If you are a fan of Stephen King, then its time wake from your slumber! According to a report by Deadline, Warner Bros. has just launched development on King’s 2013 horror novel “Doctor Sleep,” a sequel to his 1977 iconic story, “The Shining.”
Warner Bros. has hired Mike Flanagan, who directed Oculus, to write the script and direct the sequel to the acclaimed novel. This is not Flanagan’s first outing with a Stephen King property. Back in 2017 he worked on Netflix’s adaptation of King’s Gerald’s Game, which opened to moderate success on the streaming platform.
The green-lighting of this project is not a surprise, because Stephen King movies are the new craze. Warner Bros. saw a very strong performance last year from adapting King’s “IT,” to the big screen with the same name. Brining in over $700 million worldwide on the shoestring budget of $35 million. A sequel is scheduled for release in September of 2019. (more…)