Doctor Sleep director for Stephen King's Revival

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The director of Doctor Sleep has signed on for yet another Stephen King adaptation.

Mike Flanagan, who directed the 2019 adaptation of The Shining sequel and also Netflix's Haunting of Hill House series, will adapt King's 2014 novel Revival for Warner Bros., Variety reports.

Spanning five decades, Revival follows the relationship between a fallen minister and a young boy turned heroin addict, after the boy's life is upended by a family tragedy and the minister loses his faith.

Revival will be produced by Trevor Macy and Intrepid Pictures, with Flanagan penning the script with an option to direct.

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The news follows The Haunting of Hill House sequel The Haunting of Bly Manor wrapping filming in February this year.

Since then, Flanagan has provided a positive update on the series following the coronavirus outbreak, while The Shining gets yet another spin-off.

As unveiled last month, the 1977 Stephen King novel will be the inspiration behind Overlook, a new TV series based on the goings on at the famous Overlook hotel featured in both the novel and its Doctor Sleep sequel.

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Overlook will launch on HBO Max and explore "the untold, terrifying stories of the most famous haunted hotel in American fiction".

It will be produced by Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director JJ Abrams and his Bad Robot production company.

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