Doctor Sleep cast

The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep is adding Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation star Rebecca Ferguson to the cast. Ferguson will join co-star Ewan McGregor in the film based on the novel by Stephen King.

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Doctor Sleep cast

Ewan McGregor will play the grown-up Danny Torrance in Mike Flanagan‘s The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep. The film is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, which finds an adult Danny still suffering from emotional and psychological scars from the events that happened at the Overlook Hotel.

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six billion dollar man release date

You probably could’ve seen this coming: after the recent firing of director Damian Szifron, the release date of Mark Wahlberg‘s Six Billion Dollar Man has been pushed from May 2019 to June 2020. Also: Warner Bros. has announced a release date for its sequel to The Shining, and moved Godzilla: King of the Monsters from spring to summer 2019.

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the shining sequel

When It made $700 million worldwide last year, one thing was immediately clear: we are going to start seeing a lot more Stephen King adaptations in the years ahead. And we were already seeing quite a few, as 2017 also saw the release of The Dark Tower (bad!), 1922 (good!), and Gerald’s Game (very, very good!). Now, the director of the latter is taking a plunge back into the master of modern horror’s work with an adaptation of Doctor Sleep, the sequel to King’s The Shining.

Mike Flanagan has signed on to direct the film adaptation of the 2013 novel, which is both good and bad news. On one hand, Doctor Sleep isn’t especially good. But on the other, Flanagan is one of the most talented people making horror movies these days and everything he does should be on genre fans’ radar.

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The Shining Sequel

Mike Flanagan, who recently helmed the excellent Stephen King adaptation Gerald’s Game for Netflix, has another King project he’d like to tackle: Doctor Sleep. Released in 2013, Doctor Sleep is a quasi-sequel to The Shining, which introduces audiences to an adult Danny Torrance, the boy who survived the Overlook Hotel. Would Flanagan be the right filmmaker to tackle The Shining sequel? Based on his past output, yes. Yes, he would.

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Feast your eyes on posters for Riddick, Planes, and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters in today’s Sequel Bits. Also after the jump:

  • Brad Pitt thinks a World War Z sequel has potential
  • Jerry Bruckheimer talks Pirates 5 and Top Gun 2
  • Don’t believe those Transformers 4 title rumors, says Michael Bay
  • Jason Statham is “really excited” about Fast & Furious 7
  • Stephen King is too scared to write an It sequel
  • … but you can see the book trailer for The Shining sequel now

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None of these updates are all that major, but there are a lot of them so let’s get right to it. After the jump:

  • Channing Tatum won’t direct Magic Mike 2 just yet
  • Stephen King‘s The Shining (book) sequel gets dated
  • Jude Law is totally up for more Sherlock Holmes
  • Karen Allen reiterates Indy 5 is up to George Lucas
  • Seth MacFarlane is “thinking about” a sequel to Ted
  • Men in Black 3 and the trilogy hit Blu-ray / DVD this fall
  • Rosario Dawson says Sin City 2 will shoot in November
  • Super Troopers 2 hits legal trouble; Pot Quest still simmering

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When it comes to news about sequels, you really can’t get more varied than the news you’re about to read in this column. We’ve got documentary sequel news, news on a sequel to a sequel that isn’t even out yet, news on a sequel that will likely never happen, news on a sequel to a movie that shouldn’t have a sequel and more. After the jump read about:

  • Writers have been tapped to write The Smurfs 3 well over a year before The Smurfs 2 hits theaters.
  • Will Smith would be interested in doing Hancock 2, but there’s no active development.
  • Get your first look at the crew of Star Trek 2 as Lego characters.
  • The latest installment in Michael Apted‘s Up series, 56 Up, premieres May 14.
  • A new Men in Black 3 featurette focuses on the time-twisting story.
  • The plot synopsis for Doctor Sleep, Stephen King‘s sequel to The Shining, is now online.
  • Warner Bros. is reportedly developing a sequel to Contagion.

The Shining

Stephen King has been letting a lot of juicy news tidbits slip while making book tour appearances. His latest admission is almost unbelievable. While appearing at Toronto’s Canon Theatre, King dropped the bombshell during his on stage interview with director David Cronenberg that he began working on a sequel to The Shining last summer.

That’s right… a SEQUEL to THE SHINING.

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