“The Shining” sequel bestselling novel “Doctor Sleep,” by Stephen King is being adapted for the big screen by Oscar-winning writer Akiva Goldsman. “Doctor Sleep” was released in 2013 and went on to become an international bestseller, winning the Bram Stoker award for Best Novel.
- The Author and “The Shining”
Stephen King is an American author whose writing belongs to the genre dedicated to modern horror, supernatural suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. The film adaptation of King’s “The Shining” was released in 1980. Produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, the British-American psychological horror film became a cinematic classic soon. The movie starred Jack Nicolson as Jack Torrance who later on being considered as one of the greatest villains of all time.
- The Screenwriter
Akiva Goldsman won his Oscar for the big screen adaptation of “A Beautiful Mind” (2001). The veteran writer has also done the script-writing for “Batman & Robin”(1997) and “Practical Magic” (1998).
- The Plot of “Doctor Sleep”
According to Hollywood, the sequel to “The Shining” will focus on the life of Danny Torrance, the son of Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson). Danny is traumatized with the events in Overlook Hotel. Although it’s been years still he is not able to let go of what happened to him and his family.
Danny remains psychologically traumatized as his mother Wendy slowly recovers from her injuries. Angry ghosts from the Overlook Hotel still want to have Danny to take over his extraordinary “shining” power and eventually find him. Meanwhile, Danny develops a supernatural link to a 12-year-old girl who he must save after she gets involved with a creepy group of paranormal.
Author King will be an executive producer on the project while a director is yet to be confirmed. Going by the success of “The Shining” one can really hope that the teaming up of this ace author and highly honored screenwriter have the potentiality to produce nothing but an Oscar-winning stuff.