Taking part of the sting away from the Gunslinger delay, we have a sequel to The Shining to look forward to. Titled Doctor Sleep, it follows Danny Torrance through his adult years, and brings him back to his original strength as one of the strongest "shiners" that ever existed.
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Way back in November of 2009 we got word that Stephen King was working on a sequel novel to The Shining, the book on which the classic Stanley Kubrick horror film of the same name is based. Well, King has been hard at work on the book titled Doctor Sleep, and the reason we're so interested in it is because of the potential for a film sequel. Apparently the book is slated to hit shelves on January 15th next year, and there's a good chance a studio could pick up the film rights to the book before then. In the meantime, how about we give you the official synopsis that just made its way online from the most official source.Read on!
You can always read more at stephenking.com to stay in the loop. Right now there are no movie deals, but it's very possible. It would take a brave director to compete with the original, a horror standard, but someone will likely bite at the challenge.
Either way, the book is coming, and that is enough to put a perk in my day.