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).
Awesome idea....Edward Norton would be perfect to cast as Danny
I'd go with Bryan Cranston, but then, I'm biased.
Ryan being my fave actor and all, I'm thinking maybe Johnny Depp or Jim Carey since he had a paranormal experience himself at the Stanley Hotel.
Ryan Gosling, absolutey!!
How about John Cusack? He'd be great in the part as Danny.
I can't wait for Dr. Sleep I honestly have wondered myself what happened to Dany. It would be awesome if they made Dr. Sleep into a movie but I would want it to be in two or three parts so that everything would get in there. A few choices for Dany Would be Leonardo Decaprio because he does well in pyscholigical movies such as Shutter Island. I can see Jhony Depp as Dany he is a great adaptor to different movie styles. But he has already played in a Stephen King film "The secret window" so that kind of would be idk odd in my opinion. Edward Norton Would be a great choice. I would enjoy him as Dany. Ben Foster would be great too I really liked him in Pandorum and he did awesome as the crazy guy in 30 days of Night. Bradely Cooper too?
Wow, so ,much talk about a film sequel and actors....aren't any of you excited since it is a book sequel he is writing, to one of the best horror novels ever written?
Skeet Ulrich does psychologically damaged well. I would see any Stephen King.
I think Ryan Gossling (though maybe too young) would bring the wounded, almost catatonic essence of Danny the Redrum boy back to life.
Yeah, I was almost all for this until I read the part about the vampires. Ugh. I would definately have to pass. I also have to admit that I preferred the Stanley Kubrick version. It's one of the very few horror movies that still makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck when I watch it. To each his own, right?
By the time they start Production, Leo WILL be 40-something
No more vampires, please!!! I'm up to my carotids in them. Loudog88
LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS NEW MOVIE. HOPE IT WILL BE AS GOOD AS THE ORIGINAL!
A sequel to The Shining would be great, it is one of my all time favourite books and it would be nice to know what happened to Danny. The movie with Jack Nicholson, however, was crap. Wendy was a scared little whimp and Jack was crazy from the very beginning. The terror is supposed to come from the idea that it could happen to anybody. The miniseries did a much better job and held true to the original ending, not Jack freezing in a hedge maze. Not only that, it was filmed at the actual hotel that gave King the inspiration to write the Shining. Besides that, a sequel would be great, but vampires? Seriously? It's seems a bit too ridiculous. I guess even Stephen King has caught the Vampire bug that's been infecting everyone lately.
I think you are missing the point. Just because he used the word "Vampires" doesn't mean they are your typical vamps. He is talking about people who suck the energy out of people. I doubt they are fanged swedish models who look like they do too much heroine. I think King might have done himself a disservice by using the "V" word, but he strikes me as the kind of guy who truly doesn't give a hoot. I'm sure he will give even less of one as he is collecting another 30 million bucks in book sales.
How about charlie sheen? Winner!!
Also, Vampires AND Pirates - both sound pretty familliar to me.
Anthony Michael Hall - he holds the patent on sinister!!!
Vampires? Really? It would appear someone is jumping on the popular vampire train....Disappointed....
What about Danny Lloyd, who originally played Danny? He's about 37 now. How cool would it be to get the original actor back if they made a film sequel? I know he doesn't act anymore (and really hasn't in about 30 years), but I still think that would be a neat idea to try out.
I don't know if anyone here realizes, particularly those who've said and/or agreed that King hasn't come out with anything good since the 90s, but he was just involved in the writing of issues #1-5 of the comic book series American Vampire, which was/is fantastic and won the Eisner Award for Best New Series 2011. That's like an Oscar for comics.
Maybe that's why King has vampires on the brain. Personally, I don't see too much appeal in the whole story. I don't think we really need to know what happened to Danny, who really should be a complete nutbag himself after everything he went through. And I will agree that I'm starting to get mighty tired of vampires (not to mention those sparkle-in-the-sunlight non-vampire vampires.)
well, i never read the shining, still trying to get into it, but so many other good books come out, but the shining was the first horror movie i saw growing up, although, seeing as how im only 19 i grew up with the late friday the 13 movies so horror wasnt really my thing until i got older, but the shining made me actually want to watch horror movies, it didnt need all that blood and gore to get you to jump off your seat, if he does do this sequel, i will try to make the time to check it out, and im hoping its a little better then my all time favorite King story, It, which, the book was way better then the movie, and just for laughs, charlie sheen as grown up danny, jk lol, but id agree with alot of ppl above me in saying DiCaprio is good
Jim Carrey or Edward Norton.
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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