March 30, 2017

Stephen King writes sequel to “The Shining”

By Kim Palacios

hollywoodnews.com: Horror/suspense author Stephen King recently unveiled passages from a new work, “Dr. Sleep,” the sequel to his 1977 bestseller, “The Shining.” Portions of the emerging text were read to an audience at Washington D.C.’s George Mason University. Said King, “I always wondered what happened to that kid, Danny Torrance, when he grew up.”

“The Shining” wrote Danny at around five years old. Nearly thirty-five years later, “Dr. Sleep” will rejoin him in his forties. In this new look, we will see Danny use his psychic abilities to help terminally ill patients. Conflict arises amid the arrival of “The Tribe,” psychic vampires who feed on people’s energy. The unveiled passages implied that Danny’s abilities have been further developed, though specifics were not immediately clear (those wishing to see the George Mason University reading may do so online).

There is no news yet of plans to film the sequel, though such an announcement would come as no surprise. Some thirty-three feature films and eighteen television movies have been based on Stephen King’s books, including “Stand By Me,” “Dolores Claiborne,” and “The Shawshank Redemption.”

Photo: Stephen King Official Web Site

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on Examiner.com, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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