‘The Shining’ sequel directed by Mike Flanagan to release in 2020

Los Angeles: The release date of “The Shining” sequel, “Doctor Sleep” has been set as January 24, 2020, Warner Bros announced.

The film has been developed from Stephen King’s 2013 horror novel of the same, a sequel to the iconic 1977 story “The Shining”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Mike Flanagan is directing the movie, which follows an adult Danny Torrance, who is battling alcoholism and dealing with the trauma of what happened to him as a child in the haunted Overlook Hotel in Colorado.

The 1980 original movie, also presented by Warner Bros, starred Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd and Scatman Crothers. Nicholson starred as Jack Torrance, a writer who agrees to become the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in Colorado during its off season. Duvall played his wife Wendy and Lloyd played his son Danny.

The studio has postponed the release of Mark Wahlberg-starrer “The Six Billion Dollar Man” from May 31, 2019 to June 5, 2020.

The release of “Godzilla 2” has been moved to May 31, instead of March 22 of next year. This year, “Crazy Rich Asians” has been preponed by two days to August 15.