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EXCLUSIVE: After the out-sized grosses on the Stephen King novel adaptation It, Warner Bros has put it sequel to King’s The Shining on the fast track. Mike Flanaganhas been set to direct Doctor Sleep, an adaptation of the 2013 King novel that picks up the life of the Redrum kid Danny Torrance when he is in his 40s and struggling with the same demons of anger and alcoholism that plagued his father.

 

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Flanagan will rewrite the script originally adapted by Akiva Goldsman. Flanagan’s producing partner Trevor Macy will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg, and Goldsman is executive producer.

 

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Surprised they didn't opt for September 2020 but January could work. 

 

I'll be curious if it'll will be an adaptation of the book, a sequel to Kubrick's The Shining or a bit of both

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The book, imo, was fantastic.  I hope they stick close to the story within it.

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24 minutes ago, Firepower said:

I wonder if they are gonna use digitally de-aged Jack Nicholson in Danny's nightmare sequences.

 I could see do what they did with Blade Runner 2049 and Rogue One and put Nicholson's face on another actor but I don't see Jack Nicholson himself reprising the role of Jack Torrance.

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39 minutes ago, Jonwo said:

 I could see do what they did with Blade Runner 2049 and Rogue One and put Nicholson's face on another actor but I don't see Jack Nicholson himself reprising the role of Jack Torrance.

Yes, most likely it'll be a digital model.

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If the director attempts to honor the artistry of the first, I'll be fine with this. If it's a tropy horror slog, I'll be boycotting and encouraging others to do the same. This'll either be grear or atrocious, and it'll come down to how much respect and trust that those involved with this have in Kubrick's masterwork. We'll see.

 

Edit: I did a quick check to see who the director was. With a resume including Oculus, that Ouija prequel, Hush, and Gerald's Game, I feel like they got the one of best directors possible. Hopefully the studio executives let him stay true to his vision.

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The prequel to be called Doctor Wake???

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On ‎1‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 12:21 PM, RandomCat said:

So...are they going to try and make it a sequel to Kubrick's Shining? or...what?

Intresting question since it's no secret that King was not toally happy with what Kubrick did with his book. King thought it was a good movie on it's own merits, but not his book.

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On ‎5‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 5:54 AM, baumer said:

The book, imo, was fantastic.  I hope they stick close to the story within it.

I agree.it's the best thing King has written in a long time.

Intresitng think it's a sequel to the novel, not the Kubrick movie,and some of "DR Sleep" will not fit in well with the many changes Kubrick made to "The Shining"/

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On ‎5‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 11:41 AM, Slambros said:

If the director attempts to honor the artistry of the first, I'll be fine with this. If it's a tropy horror slog, I'll be boycotting and encouraging others to do the same. This'll either be grear or atrocious, and it'll come down to how much respect and trust that those involved with this have in Kubrick's masterwork. We'll see.

 

Edit: I did a quick check to see who the director was. With a resume including Oculus, that Ouija prequel, Hush, and Gerald's Game, I feel like they got the one of best directors possible. Hopefully the studio executives let him stay true to his vision.

I am in a minority since I am not crazy about the Kubrick film, the novel was much better.

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On ‎6‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 3:25 PM, Fancyarcher said:

 

It has not even been released yet, but looks as if Christopher Robin has reignited McGregor's career.

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2 minutes ago, dudalb said:

I agree.it's the best thing King has written in a long time.

Intresitng think it's a sequel to the novel, not the Kubrick movie,and some of "DR Sleep" will not fit in well with the many changes Kubrick made to "The Shining"/

My hunch is that it'll be a bit of both, as much as King disliked the film adaptation of The Shining, it was a huge hit and WB would probably want some elements from the Kubrick film in Doctor Sleep.

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3 minutes ago, dudalb said:

It has not even been released yet, but looks as if Christopher Robin has reignited McGregor's career.

It needed reigniting?

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The book wasn’t that good and could barely be called horror. I don’t know how the movie will handle the plot, maybe spice it up a bit to come off as more “scary” or whatever but I found the book really low key compared to the orgy of terror that was the shining (the book not the watered down, butchered  and incomprehensible movie version) .

 

Too bad that all the king movie adoption announcements leave me cold, as a big king fan. Really don’t care about pet cemetery (the first film was decent enough and nothing can beat Bobby from dead of night) and I can’t believe that an It-like adoption of salem’s Lot (the closest thing to IT) hasn’t been announced yet.

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