Stephen King’s adaptation, ‘Doctor Sleep’ which is a sequel to the 1980, The Shining has received an R-rating as per director Mike Flanagan on Wednesday. The movie, which is the follow-up to Stanley Kubrick's 1980 classic "The Shining" starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall earned the certification from Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) owing to its "disturbing and violent content".
"'DOCTOR SLEEP' has officially been rated R by the MPAA for 'disturbing and violent content, some bloody images, language, nudity, and drug use.' Sounds about right..." Flanagan wrote on Twitter.
Published in 2013, Doctor Sleep will serve as the sequel to the screen adaptation of Stephen King's book and Kubrick's movie.
The sequel will follow a now adult Danny Torrance played by Ewan McGregor haunted by what happened at the Overlook Hotel as he battles alcoholism and deals with the trauma of what happened to him as a child.
Doctor Sleep also featuring Rebecca Ferguson and Kyliegh Curran. The movie is slated for a November 8 release.
Watch the trailer of 'Doctor Sleep' here: