Akiva Goldsman has reportedly come onboard to pen the film adaptation of Stephen King’s “Doctor Sleep,” the sequel to King’s 1977 horror classic “The Shining,” at Warner Bros. Pictures says The Tracking Board.
Set years after the events at the Overlook Hotel, a now middle aged Danny Torrance is still traumatized and – like his dad – has issues with anger management and alcoholism.
Settling in a small town in New Hampshire, his psychic abilities start to resurface and he develops a link with a 12-year-old girl 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.
Goldsman has penned the early drafts of the first film adaptation of King’s “The Dark Tower” series which Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba are set to star in and will begin shooting shortly. No release date has been set.