Although Stephen King famously hated what Stanley Kubrick did with The Shining - to the point that he actually authorised another adaptation for TV (Rebecca DeMornay was in it, wasn't great) - it still stands as one of the greatest horror films ever made.

Some - ourselves included - even call it the greatest horror film ever made. Whatever you might think of it, there's no way a sequel could work. Right? Well, that's not going to stop anyone from giving it a go as it's been confirmed by The Wrap that Stephen King's sequel to The Shining, the 2013 novel Doctor Sleep, is now to be adapted for film.

Mike Flanagan, who directed the excellent adaptation of Gerald's Game, is set to rewrite the screenplay from Akiva Goldsman - however no release date has been confirmed as of yet.

The source novel follows Danny Torrance - the child gifted with the Shining, which is basically psychic powers - into adulthood where he now suffers from alcoholism following many years of psychological trauma following the events that took place in the Overlook Hotel.

To say it gets weird is an understatement. You have another small child who predicted September 11th, a group of psychics who ritualistically murder people who have psychic powers, a cat that can predict when people die and astral projection.

Considering that many, many people considered Gerald's Game to be completely unsuited for a film - and Flanagan knocked it out of the park - this might actually work. Will it live up to the original? Who knows.


Via The Wrap