A director has finally been confirmed for The Shining sequel

And he's got a very good CV

A director for the upcoming sequel to The Shining has been confirmed.

The movie, Doctor Sleep, will be led by director Mike Flanagan, whose credits include Oculus, Hush and Absentia.

He is also experienced at creating Stephen King remakes, having directed Gerald’s Game for Netflix last year.


Taking to Twitter after the news was announced, Flanagan wrote: “Thrilled and honored to spend some time at the Overlook. CANNOT WAIT”.

The 2013 Doctor Sleep novel follows up on the story of an adult Danny Torrance, now an alcoholic, who remains psychologically traumatised by the events at the Overlook Hotel.

Last year proved particularly big for Stephen King adaptations, with the It remake raking in $117 million in its opening weekend – the biggest ever opening for a horror film.

Read more: IT’s Bill Skarsgård: Meet the man behind the demonic clown Pennywise


It may have failed to pick up any Oscar nominations, but was still tenth in NME’s list of the best films of 2017. 

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