Set many years after the events of The Shining, Stephen King’s sequel novel Doctor Sleep continued the story of Danny Torrance, and it hit bookshelves back in 2013. I suppose it was inevitable that Hollywood would eventually bring the story to the big screen, and indeed a film is in the works.
As reported by The Tracking Board, Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) will adapt Doctor Sleep for Warner Bros. Jon Berg and Jon Gonda will oversee for Warner, while Stephen King will serve as an executive producer on the project.
Doctor Sleep takes place years after the events at the Overlook Hotel and focuses on 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, whom he must save after he discovers her life is being threatened by a tribe of paranormals led by a man named Rose the Hat.
No release date has been set at this time.