Stephen King Announces Sequel to The Shining

Jack Nicholson The Shining
ScreenRant reports that author Stephen King is working on a sequel to The Shining. The sequel, which will be titled Dr. Sleep, will pick up 30 years later and follow a now adult Danny Torrance. Danny is using his psychic abilities to help the terminally ill at a hospice, when vampires arrive on the scene requiring him to use his powers to battle the vampires.

I must admit to being a little skeptical about this premise. Whenever a sequel is announced, I find myself asking “is a sequel necessary?” This sequel is sadly no exception. Still, there is no doubt that any sequel to The Shining will be quickly optioned for a movie and plenty of fans will clamour to learn what became of Danny Torrance after the incident at the Overlook Hotel.