Following on from his successful adaptation of “Gerald’s Game,” filmmaker Mike Flanagan is staying in the Stephen King wheelhouse and has been set to direct “Doctor Sleep” at Warner Bros. Pictures.
“Doctor Sleep” is King’s 2013 novel follow-up to “The Shining” and follows a now forty-something Danny Torrance struggling with the same demons of anger and alcoholism that plagued his father.
Danny sobers up and uses his gift to help the dying at a hospice, only to establish a psychic connection with a young girl who shares his extreme abilities and who is being targeted by a sinister group who wants to exploit them both.
Flanagan will rewrite the script originally adapted by Akiva Goldsman. Goldsman, Trevor Macy and Jon Berg will produce. Flanagan is currently in production on a new event series adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s “The Haunting of Hill House” for Netflix.
Source: Heat Vision