Horror films adaptation of Stephen King’s novel that was developed, one that is ready to be released is Doctor Sleep, which is a sequel to The Shining (1980) by legendary director Stanley Kubrick.
As if to make sure this sequel can match the solid quality of the first film, Warner Bros. also entrusted the director’s stick to Mike Flanagan, known as a talented horror filmmaker. Now through his Facebook account, Flanagan announces that the filming of Doctor Sleep, which began in September 2018, has finished, and he also admitted that being able to film King’s epic novel was an extraordinary experience in his career.
Adapted from the same titled King novel published in 2013 ago, the film Doctor Sleep later tells Danny Torrance – the son of the main character The Shining – who has now become a grown man. Years after he experienced a terrible event in the first film, in this sequel Danny still felt the trauma of the past that made him an alcoholic. Danny’s life was shaken again after meeting a little girl who had the power of mind like him. This unexpected meeting finally confronts them with a strange sect looking for capable people like Danny.
Written and directed by Flanagan, Doctor Sleep stars Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin) as Danny, Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) as sect leader, followed by Kyliegh Curran, Zahn McClarnon, Bruce Greenwood and Jacob Tremblay. The Doctor Sleep is a film adaptation of the second King novel by Flanagan, after Gerald’s Game (2017) which was named as one of the best King novel adaptation films. Before that, Flanagan consistently presented good horror films such as Oculus, Hush, Before I Wake and Ouija: Origin of Evil. And this year Flanagan has just released The Haunting of Hill House, where the Netflix horror series has successfully received a positive response.