King planning 'Shining' sequel

Jack Nicholson in The Shining. (Handout)

Jack Nicholson in The Shining. (Handout)

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, Last Updated: 1:38 PM ET

Stephen King has thrilled horror fans by announcing the release date for his upcoming sequel to The Shining

The long-awaited follow-up, entitled Doctor Sleep, will hit shelves on Sept. 24 next year, the author confirmed on his website on Tuesday.

The novel will centre around a hospice worker who helps his patients die painlessly, and comes into contact with a group of psychic vampires.

King's 1977 classic was adapted for the big screen three years later and the film, directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson, became a cult favourite.

 


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