WATCH: A sequel to The Shining is on it's way and it looks promising

News 14/06/2019

It's been almost 40 years since the iconic horror movie 'The Shining' was released, and now a sequel is on it's way to give us the heebie jeebies all over again.

'Doctor Sleep' is based on the book of the same name, which Steven King released back in 2013. It's a sequel to the original story, picking up years after the events of 'The Shining'. 

The film was written and directed by Mike Flanagan, who also created and directed the critically acclaimed Netflix series 'The Haunting of Hill House', so it's pretty set to be a goodie.

Flanagan says th film is a continuation of King's books, rather than the original 'The Shining' movie, but he'll still acknowledge and pay homage to the 1980 movie nonetheless.

"Yeah, I think you do have to acknowledge [the original movie]. There is no version of the world where I am trying not to acknowledge one of the greatest films ever made. There's no upside in shying away from that reality," he said.

"At the same time, this is not The Shining. It's its own story and in a very specific way. If you've read the book, you know exactly why it's so different but it's quite a tightrope that we're walking, I think,"

"I'm having a great time doing it. I'm just going to get the movie out and then turn off the internet for two weeks and see how it all goes."

Check out the trailer above and see what you reckon. We've got a while to wait though, it won't be hitting cinemas til November.