Tracking Board that Oscar winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman has been tapped to adapt the Stephen King sequel novel Doctor Sleep for the big screen. Doctor Sleep is, of course, a follow up to King’s The Shining. The site is also reporting that King will be en executive producer on the project, which is being developed at Warner Brothers.
Most fans know that King was very displeased with what Stanley Kubrick did with The Shining, so it will be interesting to see how this one plays out. Goldsman also penned an early draft of the feature film adaptation of King’s The Dark Tower series.
No word yet on who will be at the helm but suffice to say, they will have some big shoes to fill. Stay tuned for more on this project as we learn it.
Dr. Sleep takes place many years after the events of the first book and follows a middle aged Danny Torrance as he continues to try to cope with the events that took place at The Overlook Hotel. Now having his own struggles with alcohol, Danny gets sober and relocates to a small New England town. Once there, he rediscovers his psychic abilities and meets a young girl who desperately needs his help.