Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980) has been widely considered as the best big-screen adaptation of a Stephen King novel and has built up one of the largest cult followings in movie history—and for good reason. With the release of Doctor Sleep (the long-awaited sequel to the classic King story) set to arrive at Regal on November 8th, we wanted to pay homage to the movie’s powerful predecessor.
Ewan McGregor stars as Danny Torrance in the Stephen King adaptation Doctor Sleep, the follow-up to the widely acclaimed movie, The Shining (1980). We find the now grown Danny in his forties and still recovering from the trauma of his near-death at the Overlook hotel in his youth. From the Doctor Sleep trailer, it appears that Danny will be returning to the Overlook Hotel to confront the evils that haunt him, as well as his counterpart, Abra (played by Kyliegh Curran).
There are a lot of Stephen King movies in development, which isn't surprising considering he's an author who has almost supernaturally mastered the balance of quantity and quality. So, given the high volume of projects that fans of King's work will have to look forward to, it helps to have a digestible understanding of what's coming. Here is a breakdown of every Stephen King movie currently in development.
What is it about Stephen King’s writings that captivates and torments us so much? According to the acclaimed author, there are three levels of horror: The Gross-Out, Horror, and Terror. It is these elements that allow the genre to be diversely shocking and hypnotizing in not only literature but in cinema as well.