Warner Bros. is moving forward with the film adaptation of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep novel, the sequel to Stephen King’s 1977 novel, The Shining. Akiva Goldsman is tasked with writing the screenplay adaptation where Danny Torrance is all grown up working at a nursing home where he meets a collection of people known as The True Knot. Stephen King is executively producing with Jon Berg and Jon Gonda supervising for Warner Bros. Goldsman made movie adaptations for I am Legend (2007), I, Robot (2004), The Client (1994), and is also attached to Rings (2016) as a co-writer. We will keep you updated on the Doctor Sleep news once a director and release date in confirmed.
Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep novel synopsis via StephenKing.com:
On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless--mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the "steam" that children with the "shining" produce when they are slowly tortured to death.
Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep."
Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.
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