A sequel to the shining is getting made based on the book dr. Sep 15, 20 the shining by stephen king was amazeballs. Jun 22, 2012 the shining is the story of jack torrance, who is employed as the caretaker of the gargantuan overlook hotel in colorado one winter. Sleep and will be out at the end of the summer in 20. I love this is a sequel to the shining and in the beginning of the book it goes into some things from when danny was young. Adapted from the stephen king novel of the same name, the film tells the story of an unhinged man accepting a job as the winter caretaker of a ski lodge, only for him and his family to be assailed by the madness that lies hidden both in the lodge, and in himself.
The shining might be the latest stephen king movie to get a. The shining was stephen kings third book, following carrie and salems lot. Late last week, stephen king treated an audience at george mason university to a 10minute reading from his upcoming book dr. The shining getting a sequel based on kings book ihorror. Just a month after horror filmmaker mike flanagan spoke about wanting to adapt stephen kings sequel to the shining into a feature film, hes been hired to do just that. This makes him a perfect fit for doctor sleep, which is a raw, humane. Before doctor sleep, there was the shining, a classic of modern american horror from the undisputed master, stephen king. Its been a long while ago that i read the shining but it didnt matter, things come back to you, and i didnt even really need to read the shining to get this book.
Mike flanagans adaptation of stephen kings novel is. I think this will be the most anticipated book by mr. Sleep 20 by stephen king deadline is reporting that the film is being rushed into production with geralds game mike flanagan scheduled to direct the story continues decades after the events of the overlook hotel in which a young danny torrance was terrorized by his possessed alcoholic father. Stephen king announces the shining sequel release date. Mike flanagan the haunting of hill house, geralds game has released a film that serves, somehow, as a followup to both the book and movie versions of the shining. You dont have to be a fan of horror to appreciate stephen kings masterful new novel. I understand why hes reluctant to sign off on another take on his book. Jul 25, 2014 of developing a sequel to the shining, based on stephen kings newly published follow updoctor sleep. Stephen king is not okay with a shining prequel movie. The elite families want to own the latest in thing and when money comes easy anything is possible.
The shining, gothic horror novel by stephen king, first published in 1977. The movie the shining is a really good movie, i say it should be available for kids 12 and over, it does involve supernatural themes, horror themes, mature themes, nudity. How doctor sleep is a very different movie to the shining. He was renowned for using supernatural events in many of his stories making them a mixture of horror, gloom, and fantasy. The overlooks manager, ullman, is concerned about giving jack the job. Whether you read kings book or saw stanley kubricks 1980 cinematic interpretation of it which stephen king has never endorsed, chances are the shining ranks high on your list of most terrifying things ever. This is a sequel to stephen kings horror classic, the shining, and follows danny torrance from that terrifying winter at the overlook hotel to present day. The shining is one of kings most personal stories, exploring. Oct 29, 2019 recently, moviegoers returned to the overlook hotel in mike flanagans adaptation of doctor sleep, kings 20 sequel to the shining. Stephen kings sequel to the shining is coming to the big. Jan 26, 2018 a sequel to the shining is getting made based on the book dr.
The plot revolves around a group of people with the shining who. Its the sequel to the shining, his 1977 thriller that stanley kubrick fammously adapted to film. Mar 29, 2020 polish composer krzysztof penderecki, known for his work on the shining, the exorcist, and wild at heart as well as many others, has died at his home in krakow at 86. Jul 09, 2016 the shining was stephen kings third book, following carrie and salems lot. Stephen king the shining collection 2 books set the shining, doctor sleep by stephen king, the shining by stephen king, et al. Exchange nabe pinnacle award for inspirational books in spring 2011. Danny is more interesting as a supernaturally gifted adult than he was as a kid, but the antagonists are, in a word, weak. I didnt read the shining, but in the movie, dick hallorann is attacked by. Stephen king has also written doctor sleep which is the shining book two. If youre a stephen king fan, you probably knew that the acclaimed writer has been working on a followup to his 1977 novel the shining. Mike flanagan has been tapped to direct the film adaptation of stephen kings doctor sleep, the sequel to the shining, thewrap has learned. Overall, i think the both the book and the movie are worthwhile for their own sake.
The actor who played the child, dan lloyd, is now living in louisville. A powerful sequel to the shining, observer king finds a mode of the supernatural that has a melancholic beauty, guardian, book of the week all the virtues of his best work, margaret atwood, new york times a gripping, powerful novel, all the more so for being patently heartfelt, financial times king is a very remarkable and singular writer. That said, youd still need to read the first book before reading the sequel if you wanted to get the most out of it. Should i watch the film, read the sequel, or neither. However, as much as the story is a sequel to the shining and the film takes elements from kubricks version, its going to be very different from it, and it might not be the sequel some are expecting.
The shining sequel struggles to salute book and movie at once. The shining might be the latest stephen king movie to. Just slightly more than a month after the film hits theaters, another stephen king. Director mike flanagan is going back into the world of stephen king. Doctor sleep is a 20 horror novel by american writer stephen king and the sequel to his 1977 novel the shining. Jack torrances new job at the overlook hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. Sleep 20 by stephen king deadline is reporting that the film is being rushed into production with geralds game mike flanagan scheduled to direct. Stephen king has finally written a sequel to the shining. Diehard king fans will probably recognize this book as kings sequel to the shining, which focuses on a nowadult danny torrance and how his life has been after surviving the events at the overlook hotel. In addition to dark tower finally getting an official trailer, it received an official release date, august 4. The hotel will soon close for the winter, but cant be left unattended.
Doctor sleep 2019 film doctor sleep is an upcoming american horror film based on the 20 novel of the same name by stephen king, which is a sequel to kings 1977 novel the shining. After all, the tome is a not just a sequel to the shining a. Apr 04, 2016 stephen kings shining sequel to be adapted for big screen. Mike flanagan the haunting of hill house decided to take on that challenge by adapting kings book doctor sleep, which is a direct sequel to his novel the shining. Stephen king revealed the release date for his novel doctor sleep, a sequel to the shining, will be sept. He puts the invitation back in the book and starts reading the scrapbook. A sequel, titled doctor sleep, was published in 20. Is doctor sleep a sequel to the shining book or movie. The shining, by stephen king, is slowly but surely changing that perception. He was also involved in a tv miniseries based on the same book, starring steven weber and. This novel is exceptionally scary, but its also a brilliantly paced and moving redemption story. The unmasking will happen at the stroke of midnight. Is doctor sleep a sequel to the shining novel or the movie.
Sep 18, 2012 stephen king revealed the release date for his novel doctor sleep, a sequel to the shining, will be sept. With ghosts, visions and psychological horror, the shining by stephen king is a very good horror story, i would say one of his best, right up there with the likes of salems lot which is another sk novel that i recommend if you enjoy horror. How do you make a sequel to the shining when the original book and. Uk has posted an interview and video with stephen discussing doctor sleep and other topics. Stanley kubricks the shining is probably the great american horror movie. This book was all that i hoped it would be and more. Kings book is a direct sequel to his 1977 novel the shining, and most definitely not a direct sequel to the 1980 film directed by stanley kubrick, which king notoriously hated. King does a good job in all of his books to keep a relatively gloomy sensation while reading them. Polish composer krzysztof penderecki, known for his work on the shining, the exorcist, and wild at heart as well as many others, has died at his home in krakow at 86. And well, a guy running around at night with a sledgehammer after murdering a man wanting to. The dark tower trailer features the shining and it.
Oct 17, 2017 in addition to dark tower finally getting an official trailer, it received an official release date, august 4. Moving his wife, wendy, and their son, danny, into it for the. Stephen king reads from his upcoming sequel to the shining. London reuters more than three decades after the shining was first published, the sequel to stephen kings classic horror novel is finally coming out next year. Billed as the sequel to the shining, the book hones in on danny torrance, once a little boy who discovered the overlook hotels demonic secrets. Dan, like his dead father, is an alcoholic, hitting bottom after a choice made during a drunken episode leads to the deaths of a woman and her young child. If you didnt know, now you do, and youll soon know the sequels title and release date, announced by the master of suspense himself. Doctor sleep novel doctor sleep is a 20 horror novel by american writer stephen king and the sequel to his 1977 novel the shining. Humans are being genetically modified to perfection.
Congressman passed the bill and now to show good faith he must have a show pet. The shining is the story of jack torrance, who is employed as the caretaker of the gargantuan overlook hotel in colorado one winter. Sequel to kings novel the shining due out in september 20. As a sequel to the shining, the book was a bestseller but also received ire from some king fans because of the stark contrast the book. As the offseason caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, hell have plenty of. In fact, i much preferred the shinings sequel, doctor sleep, which follows the story of the now grownup danny. Sep 19, 2012 if youre a stephen king fan, you probably knew that the acclaimed writer has been working on a followup to his 1977 novel the shining. I know ive been waiting for me to write this novel for over three decades. Starring ewan mcgregor as an adult danny torrance, flanagans doctor sleep follows the nowgrown torrance as he fights his demons and faces down a new supernatural threat. Doctor sleep is a sequel to the shining the way american gods is a sequel to anansi boys. The shining sequel doctor sleep gets director mike.
Dec 29, 2017 if youre a fan of horror movies in any way, then chances are youve seen stanley kubricks 1980 masterpiece, the shining. Eclipsed perhaps only by its 1980 film adaptation, the novel is one of the most popular and enduring horror stories of all time. With the push and pull of public opinion between the audience that covets stanley kubricks the shining, and that of the book s author. The book is actually less a sequel and more an update on the character of danny torrancewhich is fine. It is regarded in some quarters as kings best book. The book reached the first position on the new york times best seller list for print and ebook fiction combined, hardcover fiction, and ebook fiction. The shining sequel doctor sleep sets mike flanagan as. Doctor sleep is exceptionally scary, but its also a brilliantly paced and moving redemption story. Dan, like his dead father, is an alcoholic, hitting bottom after a choice made during a drunken episode leads to the deaths of a.
Doctor sleep the long awaited sequel to the shining. A definitive ranking of every stephen king novel ever. Doctor sleep won the 20 bram stoker award for best novel the novel was adapted into a film of the same name, which was. Jan 26, 2018 mike flanagan has been tapped to direct the film adaptation of stephen kings doctor sleep, the sequel to the shining, thewrap has learned.
Doctor sleep the long awaited sequel to the shining now. From ghastly visions and clairvoyant children to the evil machinations of a haunted hotel, stephen kings 1977 horror classic the shining, and the 1980 movie adaptation by stanley kubrick, have inspired legions of horror books and movies. This inspiring and compelling book has won ten awards to date, including honorable mentions at the december 2012 new england and london book festivals, october 2012 southern california book festival and june 2012 new york book festival in the category of spiritual books. A sequel, titled doctor sleep, was published in 20 summary. The shining sequel doctor sleep lands i am legend writer. The shining begins with jack torrance being interviewed for the caretakers job at the overlook hotel. Oscarwinner akiva goldsman i am legend is adapting stephen kings the shining novel sequel, doctor sleep, for the big screen. Jan 12, 2018 to say there was some excitement among king fans when a sequel to the shining was announced would be an understatement. Jan 26, 2018 director mike flanagan is going back into the world of stephen king. Dans now an adult, a recovering alcoholic whoafter hitting rock bottombecomes a self. There was more menace behind that, perhaps because king had a long period of time between the two books with which to perfect his craft. So instead of perfect symmetry and an abundance of steadicamdriven. The shining sequel doctor sleep gets director mike flanagan.
Doctor sleep a shining example of a sequel the daily. Stephen king is not okay with a shining prequel movie mtv. The shining is a novel published in 1977 by stephen king, a wellknown american author. Doctor sleep is a near perfect sequel to the shining and is a mustsee. Jack is blown away, imaging the scene of wealth and splendor. Oct 17, 20 whether you read kings book or saw stanley kubricks 1980 cinematic interpretation of it which stephen king has never endorsed, chances are the shining ranks high on your list of most terrifying things ever. Bbc arts editor, will gompertz, delves into doctor sleeps inception, stephens early career, and how the shining will inevitably be compared to doctor sleep. Stephen kings shining sequel to be adapted for big screen. Its a brave man who writes a sequel to the shining which, if not the perfect horror novel, was as good a candidate as any weve seen in the. The shining is a horror novel by american author stephen king. Recently, moviegoers returned to the overlook hotel in mike flanagans adaptation of doctor sleep, kings 20 sequel to the shining. Stephen king sets release date for sequel to the shining. I am not going to go on and on about how frustrating it must be for someone of kings prolificity and stature to have people think that his best novel was written 22 years and 30some books ago. Published in 1977, it is kings third published novel and first hardback bestseller.835 37 335 1311 184 340 350 1208 378 1328 322 470 734 811 178 776 267 460 849 317 127 1089 1091 1171 1392 199 245 1152 757 196 1151 1097 868 1387 149 578 380 1146 1238 297 1111