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Mike Flanagan Wants to Adapt ‘The Shining’ Sequel Novel ‘Doctor Sleep’




With hits like Oculus, Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil and Gerald’s Game under his belt, it’s safe to say Mike Flanagan is one of the hottest directors working in the horror space today. Now that he knocked Gerald’s Game, previously thought to be un-filmable, out of the park, does Flanagan hope to bring any other Stephen King tales to the screen?

Speaking with Lilja’s Library, Flanagan revealed his dream King adaptations.

There are so many,” Flanagan answered, when the site questioned him about which other Stephen King stories he’d love to adapt. “But the ones I’d want to do the most are DOCTOR SLEEP and LISEY’S STORY. In both cases, it’s because I identify with the protagonists so much. LISEY’S STORY is a stunning piece of work, a beautiful exploration of marriage. And who wouldn’t want to venture back into the world of Danny Torrance?

Recently, King himself expressed interest in a Lisey’s Story adaptation.

As for Doctor Sleep, that’s of course King’s recent sequel to The Shining

Doctor Sleep takes place years after the events at the Overlook Hotel and focuses on the the now middle-aged Danny who is still traumatized. He’s followed in his father’s footsteps and has problems with anger management and alcoholism. He soon gives up drinking and settles in a small town in New Hampshire. While there, his psychic abilities start to resurface and he develops a psychic link with a 12-year-old girl named Abra Stone who he must save after he discovers her life is being threatened by a tribe of paranormals led by a man named Rose the Hat.”