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Stephen King hints about sequel to 'The Shining'



All work and no sequels makes Stephen King a dull boy. That's why there's a new installment to The Shining apparently in the works.

This is, of course, '80s news only because the 1977 book turned into a movie in 1980.

King dropped the bomb at a book reading for his latest book Under The Dome, according to the Torontoist.

"Seems King was wondering whatever happened to Danny Torrance of The Shining, who when readers last saw him was recovering from his ordeal at the Overlook Hotel at a resort in Maine with fellow survivors Wendy Torrance and chef Dick Halloran (who dies in the Kubrick film version)," the Torontoist reports. "King remarked that though he ended his 1977 novel on a positive note, the Overlook was bound to have left young Danny with a lifetime’s worth of emotional scars. What Danny made of those traumatic experiences, and with the psychic powers that saved him from his father at the Overlook, is a question that King believes might make a damn fine sequel."

The tentative title: Doctor Sleep.

In the very-still tentative plan for a sequel, "Danny is now 40 years old and living in upstate New York, where he works as the equivalent of an orderly at a hospice for the terminally ill. Danny’s real job is to visit with patients who are just about to pass on to the other side, and to help them make that journey with the aid of his mysterious powers. Danny also has a sideline in betting on the horses, a trick he learned from his buddy Dick Hallorann."

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5. "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."

4. "Hello Danny. Come and play with us. Come and play with us, Danny. Forever... and ever... and ever."

3. "Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in."

2. "Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in. Not by the hair of your chiny-chin-chin? Well then I'll huff and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in."

1. "Heeere's Johnny!"

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