- Created on Wednesday, 28 September 2011 16:30
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Stephen King's Dr. Sleep Will See Little Danny Torrence All Grown Up
"Heeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!" Again?
Just when we were finally able to sleep throught he night, Stephen King has announced that he'll be releasing a follow up to his 1977 classic horror novel The Shining.
The Shining was King's first bestseller and established him as the nation's pre-eminent writer of scary stuff. If you're a fan of the Master of Horror then you'll be happy to know that he's now writing a sequel to The Shining, titled Dr. Sleep.
According to King's own website, the new book "includes a traveling group of vampires called The Tribe". Way to jump on the vampire bandwagon but I guess he thinks he can do better than Stephanie Meyer.
Dr. Sleep was introduced publicly for the first time at George Mason University's on Saturday, with King reading an excerpt from the work-in-progress. Reintroducing The Shining's protagonist Danny Torrance as an adult, King explained to the crowd, "I've always wondered what happened to that kid in The Shining."
Like The Shining, we wonder whether Dr. Sleep will be transformed into a movie and, if so, who would be cast as Danny Torrence? One thing's for sure, there wouldn't be another Johnny performance from Nicholson, since his character froze in a maze with a creepy grin on his face.
Even so, until Dr. Sleep is completed, there's another big screen King adaptation to look forward to, in the upcoming movie The Stand. Setting the bar for a generation of post-apocalyptic stories, The Stand is a story of good vs. evil, after a virus wipes out most of the American population.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. and CBS Films are teaming to adapt the novel, but have yet to provide an exact release date. In the absence of big screens and bigger budgets.