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The sequel to Stephen King's 'The Shining' gets a release date

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(Read caption) Jack Nicholson (l.) starred in the film adaptation of writer Stephen King (r.)'s novel 'The Shining.'

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Legendary horror author Stephen King has announced a release date for his sequel to his 1977 novel “The Shining,” titled “Doctor Sleep.”

“Doctor Sleep,” which will follow Danny Torrance as an adult, will be released Sept. 24, 2013.

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In the sequel, Danny is now a worker at a nursing home who becomes known as "Doctor Sleep" because of his psychic abilities, which he uses to give comfort to those who are dying. After meeting a young girl with powers like his own, he embarks on a quest to save her from a tribe called the True Knot which ingests the psychic powers of children known as the “shining.”