‘Doctor Sleep’/’The Shining’ Sequel Canceled, Says Mike Flanagan

“I’ll always regret that that didn’t happen,” said Flanagan, whose “Doctor Sleep” grossed just over $31 million domestically on a budget of $45 million.

Warner Bros. has officially said goodbye to the sequel to “Doctor Sleep”.

Director Mike Flanagan confirmed on Twitter that his planned sequel to The Shining has been postponed indefinitely. The film was to focus on fan-favorite character Dick Hallorann, played (and killed) by Scatman Crothers in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining; he is played by Carl Lumbly in “Shining” callbacks in 2019’s “Doctor Sleep”.

“We were so close,” Flanagan tweeted. “I will always regret that that didn’t happen.”

In the comments, Flanagan added that the film was cancelled, “Due to the box office performance of ‘Doctor Sleep,’ Warner Bros. has decided not to proceed. They control the rights, so that’s it.”

Starring Ewan McGregor as the older (and more haunted) Danny Torrance, “Doctor Sleep” opened with $14 million at the domestic box office, which ultimately grew to $31 million domestically and $72 million worldwide on a budget of 45 grossed millions of dollars. An ardent hater of Kubrick’s The Shining, Stephen King defended the film, calling Doctor Sleep “a great movie” that everyone should see.Dig the mood.”

“Aside from the box office numbers, Mike Flanagan’s film is excellent,” said King wrote. “If people choose not to go, that’s their choice, but if something’s good, I’m happy about it.”

Director Flanagan previously said in 2020 that the sequel should go into development immediately after Doctor Sleep is completed.

“Hallorann was always more about Dick as a younger man learning about shine. And the ‘Doctor Sleep’ novel provides a perfect prologue with the story of his grandmother and grandfather,” Flanagan told the ReelBlend podcast (via Collider). “Which he talks about here a bit [movie]. But the idea was to start with him as Carl Lumbly and then find a way to go back in time and tell that other story that, much like Doctor Sleep, would inevitably take us back to a familiar hotel. “

Flanagan also teased a three-hour director’s cut of “Doctor Sleep” with “brand new stuff that was never in the theatrical cut” as well as extended scenes.

“There are definitely some big new scenes. I don’t want to spoil any of it, but I can say that there’s new material throughout (including the last act in the Overlook),” Flanagan said.

A “Doctor Sleep” series set at the Overlook Hotel was also dropped from HBO Max in 2021.

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