Redrum ... all grown up! A scary prospect right?
The studio has tapped director Mike Flanagan ("Oculus," "Before I Wake," "Hush") to oversee the project. He also helmed last year's Stephen King movie adaptation "Gerald's Game" for Netflix.
"Doctor Sleep," which King published in 2013, follows Danny Torrance, now in his 40s and battling with the same demons — including alcoholism and rage — that plagued his father Jack in "The Shining." Danny is still psychologically scarred from his time at the Overlook Hotel and struggles with his "shining" powers.
King's novels are once again in vogue after last year's smash success of "IT." That will be followed by a sequel. Also in the works are a remake of "Pet Sematary," Hulu's "Castle Rock" series, and a movie version of "Revival."
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family. Read More