Akiva Goldsman On Board to Adapt Doctor Sleep

Doctor SleepThe Tracking Board is reporting screenwriter Akiva Goldsman will be adapting  Stephen King’s The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep for Warner Bros. Goldsman is also a writer and producer on Sony’s adaptation of King’s The Dark Tower. Goldsman, who has an extensive list of writing and producing credits, won an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for 2001’s Best Picture A Beautiful Mind.

Doctor Sleep takes place years after the incident at the Overlook Hotel, focusing on the the now middle-aged Danny as he copes with his anger management and alcoholism in a small town in New Hampshire. His his psychic abilities start to resurface and he develops a psychic link with a 12-year-old girl named Abra Stone who becomes threatened by a tribe of paranormals, headed by a man named Rose the Hat.

Produced by Jon Berg and Jon Gonda for Warner Bros., with King serving as an executive producer on the project. No release date has been set. 

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