Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Stephen King Putting "Dr. Sleep" To Bed

Author Stephen King has confirmed he is writing a sequel to his 1977 horror novel "The Shining", memorably adapted into the 1980 Stanley Kubrick-directed feature "The Shining", starring actor Jack Nicholson.

The new book, titled "Dr. Sleep', set years after the original story, will focus on 'Danny Torrance', now a 40-year-old orderly at a hospice for the terminally ill in upstate New York:

"This is an idea that I’ve had for some time," said King. "I always wondered what happened to that kid, 'Danny Torrance', when he grew up and this story started to form.

"I knew that there were bad people in this story that were like vampires, only what they sucked out was not blood, but psychic energy from special people like Danny Torrance.

"And I came to realize that these people were called 'The Tribe' and that they move around a lot. Their leader is a woman called 'Rose' and they all have these kinda pirate names, because pirates is sort of what they are..."

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