King planning 'Shining' sequel 0
Jack Nicholson in The Shining. (Handout)
Stephen King has thrilled horror fans by announcing the release date for his upcoming sequel to The Shining
The long-awaited follow-up, entitled Doctor Sleep, will hit shelves on Sept. 24 next year, the author confirmed on his website on Tuesday.
The novel will centre around a hospice worker who helps his patients die painlessly, and comes into contact with a group of psychic vampires.
King's 1977 classic was adapted for the big screen three years later and the film, directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson, became a cult favourite.