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Mike Flanagan Wants to Direct Doctor Sleep and Lisey’s Story

Posted on: December 31st, 2017

When speaking to Lilja’s Library, director Mike Flanagan was questioned about what Stephen King stories he’d like to bring to the big screen. He described how there are so many, but pinpointed Doctor Sleep and Lisey’s Story as the ones he’d like to adapt the most:

“In both cases, it’s because I identify with the protagonists so much. Lisey’s Story is a stunning piece of work, a beautiful exploration of marriage. And who wouldn’t want to venture back into the world of Danny Torrance?”

Lisey’s Story is perhaps one of King’s least talked about stories, but it is another critically-acclaimed tale from the iconic author. The story is in two parts, following a successful novelist and the life of her deceased husband as seen from her perspective. It’s one of King’s favourite of his stories and he expressed his desire to see the story adapted for a TV series back in August.

Doctor Sleep is King’s 50th novel and is a follow-up to The Shining. It would be great to see this tale adapted for the big screen to see how Danny Torrance recovers from his traumatic stay at the Overlook Hotel.

As Flanagan so faithfully adapted Gerald’s Game – one of 2017’s best horror films – we’d be happy to see him adapt any King novel.

Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)

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