Mike Flanagan will be directing Doctor Sleep, the much-anticipated sequel to Stephen King's The Shining. King was reportedly never a fan of Stanley Kubrick's interpretation of the novel, but perhaps he'll enjoy Flanagan's sequel, which follows "Redrum" character Danny Torrance as an adult suffering from the same nightmares that plagued his father. Flanagan, who is well known for Gerald’s Game, Oculus, and Ouija: Origin of Evil, will rewrite a script penned by Akiva Goldsman.
Flanagan shared his excitement in a tweet:
Fans and peers alike can't wait, either.
Naturally, people had some casting suggestions.
Whoa! 😮— A. Elizabeth West (@DameWritesalot) January 26, 2018
Okay, King can be hard to adapt without going overboard. I liked Oculus and Gerald's Game, so this excites me.
@johncoop Mixed feelings is an understatement. Popular logic says it must follow Kubrick’s adaption, but King hated it. Also, this book doesn’t have the claustrophobic/distorted reality feel. So to satisfy people, they’d need lots of flashbacks and allusions to Kubrick’s film.— TJ Dailey (@TJDaileyIV) January 26, 2018
The IT remake was terrible. Please don't ruin the shining and leave it alone.— Edgar alcantar (@Edgaral63950963) January 26, 2018