‘Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’ Adds ‘Zombieland’ and ‘Gangster Squad’ Production Designer

Jun 28, 2018


The Shining might arguably be the best Stephen King adaptation to date, despite King not being happy with Stanley Kubrick did with his story.

Warner Bros. is interestingly moving forward with a sequel based on the King novel Doctor Sleep which focuses on an older Danny working at a hospice comforting the residents using his powers. He discovers there are others like him but a group is killing those with the shine to help grow their own powers, eventually they set their sights on Danny.

It sounds a bit like Scanners meets Highlander if I’m going to be honest.

Variety reports that Ewan McGregor is set to star as Danny with Mike Flanagan directing.

Omega Underground has learned the Stephen King adaptation has landed production designer Maher Ahmad. His credits inlcude Zombieland, Gangster Squad, U.S. Marshals, and The Fugitive. Pre-production is indeed underway.

Production dates are unknown but considering the release date given the assumption is a start later this year or early next is in the cards. Some have suggested this could possibly conflict with a Kenobi start in April, but it all depends how long shooting is and when it starts production. Lucasfilm has also yet to officially announced those plans.

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Warner Bros. has set the film’s release date for January 24th, 2020.


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