Stephen King Announces Sequel to 'The Shining' Featuring Nomadic Vampires

It’s been a couple of years since Stephen King announced that he was considering writing a sequel to his 1977 novel The Shining. The book became one of King’s more popular novels thanks to a film adaptation in 1980 from the late Stanley Kubrick starring Jack Nicholson (a film King hated so much he made his own TV version in 1997).

Speaking at George Mason University recently, King announced that he has begun writing the sequel, titled Dr. Sleep. King stated that through the years since writing The Shining he had always wondered what had happened to Danny Torrance following the traumatic events he experienced.
Dr. Sleep finds the emotionally scarred Danny as a 40-year-old orderly at a hospice for the terminally ill in upstate New York. His real job, though, is "to visit patients who are about to pass on to the other side and help them make the journey with the aid of his mysterious powers."
Dr. Sleep also includes a traveling group of vampires called The Tribe, who suck out psychic energy from special people like Danny.
Check out a video clip from the event at George Mason as well as a 10-minute clip of King reading from a few pages in Dr. Sleep.
If Dr. Sleep gets adapted into a movie, would you be up for a sequel to The Shining and who would you cast as a 40-year-old emotionally wrecked Danny Torrance?


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