Yes, I’m already slotting Stephen King’s new book “Dr. Sleep” as an upcoming movie. I’m going to go out on a very long limb and say that it won’t take very long for some movie studio/producer to snatch up the book’s film rights and make the announcement any day now. Call it a hunch.
In any case, The Wrap reports that King is returning to that dreary, isolated, creepy ass New England hotel (transferred to Colorado for the Stanley Kubrick movie) in “Dr. Sleep”, an official sequel to his “The Shining”. The new book, which King is apparently still writing (but already going around colleges reading passages from), centers around a family “that spends the winter at an isolated hotel in New England. There, an evil presence incites the alcoholic father to violence. The man’s psychic son, meanwhile, has terrifying visions of the past and future.”
And oh, plus a traveling group of vampires called The Tribe, according to the King official website.
Alcoholic father and psychic kids? Classic King right there, folks. And he’s done vampires before, too, so it looks like King isn’t even trying to leave his wheelhouse with this one.
Of course, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Sometimes you just need to cuddle up with a classic King book, and “Dr. Sleep” sounds pretty classic King to me.
Here’s….”The Shining”! … Sequel!