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‘Revival’: Mike Flanagan Says His Latest Stephen King Adaptation is “Relentlessly Dark and Cynical”

Mike Flanagan knows a thing or two about Stephen King adaptations. The filmmaker helmed both Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep, and now he’s gearing up for another: Revival. King’s revival, published in 2013, is a bleak, disturbing novel – and it sounds like Flanagan isn’t going to water things down. In a recent interview, Flanagan […]

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Mike Flanagan Is Following ‘Doctor Sleep’ By Adapting Stephen King’s ‘Revival’ For Warner Bros.

Mike Flanagan may give James Wan a run for his money in terms of the number of projects he has in development. In addition to writing and directing the “The Haunting of Hill House” follow-up series “The Haunting of Bly Manor” for Netflix, he’s also working on both adapting the horror novel “The Midnight Club” […]

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Stephen King’s ‘Revival’ Set for Film Adaptation from Mike Flanagan, Warner Bros.

“Revival” is the latest of Stephen King’s successful horror novels to be getting a big screen adaptation. Variety reports that Warner Bros., which found considerable success with its two “It” films, will develop the film. Horror veteran Mike Flanagan will adapt the script with an option to direct, while Trevor Macy, who produced “Doctor Sleep,” […]

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‘Doctor Sleep’ Filmmaker Mike Flanagan Returning To Stephen King Onscreen With ‘Revival’

Deadline has confirmed that Doctor Sleep filmmaker Mike Flanagan is returning to the Stephen King world onscreen with a feature adaptation of the author’s 2013 novel Revival.Flanagan is adapting with an option to direct, we hear. He’ll be producing with Trevor Macy, his Intrepid Pictures partner.Revival follows Reverend Charles Jacobs, a minister in Harlow, Maine, […]

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Mike Flanagan Teases Three-Hour ‘Doctor Sleep’ Director’s Cut

Mike Flanagan’s “Doctor Sleep” is rife with visual homages to Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic “The Shining,” of which the source material’s author, Stephen King, has been notoriously, publicly critical. There’s no need to go down that road anymore, but it’s worth mentioning that Flanagan’s new film seems caught between paying ode to King’s novel […]

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‘Doctor Sleep’ Director’s Cut Will Turn Mike Flanagan’s Stephen King Adaptation into a Three Hour Movie

Doctor Sleep was already a long movie to begin with, but it’s about to get even longer. A Doctor Sleep director’s cut is headed to digital and Blu-ray in 2020, bringing Mike Flanagan‘s Stephen King adaptation to a full three-hour runtime. Flanagan spoke recently about what to expect from the director’s cut, which will apparently […]

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Mike Flanagan Teases “More Literary” 3-Hour Director’s Cut Of ‘Doctor Sleep’ Coming Soon

The release of director Mike Flanagan’s “Doctor Sleep” is one of the more interesting of the year. The film, while the overall reception has been mixed, is looked at as a fairly decent Stephen King adaptation that does its best to respect “The Shining,” as well as introduce a proper sequel that is more beholden […]

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Why ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Failed Its Latest Box Office Mission

“Charlie’s Angels” latest box-office outing was anything but heaven sent.Sony’s reboot failed to meet even the studio’s cautiously low expectations, debuting to a franchise-eviscerating $8.6 million in North America. Given that the film failed to make up much traction overseas, launching with $19.2 million, including a disappointing $7.7 million in China, it seems likely the […]

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‘Midway’ Leads a Disastrous Weekend as Grosses Don’t Go to ‘Doctor Sleep’

Another weekend, another dreadful box-office performance. This time last year, “The Grinch” opened to #1 and $67 million; that weekend saw a $168 million total. This year had four wide-release openings that totaled just $56 million, and a $120 million total.Perhaps even more concerning is all four of those titles — “Midway,” “Doctor Sleep,” “Playing […]

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