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Stephen King Announces "Shining" Sequel

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: The long anticipated sequel toThe Shining, titled Dr. Sleep, is now official! There aren't many details available about Dr. Sleep— Stephen King broke the news on his website yesterday in an item about two tweets long — but he did read an excerpt at George Mason University last weekend. It appears the sequel follows a grownup Danny Torrance, a hospice worker who helps patients die painlessly. He comes into contact with a clan of roving, psychic vampires called The Tribe. King says he's close to finishing the manuscript. The last we heard of the troubled and mystical Danny Torrance, he had just conquered the malicious Overlook Hotel, losing his father, Jack, along the way. Stanley Kubrick adapted the "The Shining" into his iconic 1980 film of the same name starring Jack Nicholson as Danny's father. Over thirty years later, Danny's story will be continued. King said of his follow-up novel at GMU: This is an idea that I've had for some time. I wrote a novel in the '70s called The Shining... I always wondered what happened to that kid, Danny Torrance, when he grew up... and this story started to form. The book isn't finished yet, it's called Dr. Sleep. This kinda goes back to: what's the worst thing you can think of? I knew that there were bad people in this story that were like vampires, only that 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. So what do you think? Are you excited for a story that follows adult Danny dealing with a group of vampires? Leave a comment below and let us know.,62413/
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