Horror-Theatrical Doctor Sleep - In theaters November 8, 2019

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Title: Doctor Sleep

Genre: Horror

Director: Mike Flanagan

Cast: Ewan McGregor

Release: 2020-01-24

Plot: Doctor Sleep is based on the story by the same name written by Stephen King wich is a follow up to the classic ‘The Shining’. Here we once again meet the boy with the ability to shine, Danny Torrance who follows his father’s foot steps becoming an angry man with drinking problems. Then one day, he meets a girl with similar abilities as him.
 

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Ewan McGregor to Star in New ‘Shining’ Movie ‘Doctor Sleep’ (EXCLUSIVE)
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Source: Variety
Ewan McGregor will star as Danny Torrance in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the Stephen King novel “Doctor Sleep,” the sequel to horror classic “The Shining.”

Sources say King has given his blessing to McGregor’s casting.

Mike Flanagan, who helmed Netflix’s adaptation of the King novella “Gerald’s Game,” is directing. Flanagan’s producing partner, Trevor Macy, will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg.

Warner Bros. had been developing this film, as well as “The Shining” prequel “Overlook Hotel,” for years, but the studio struggled to secure a budget for either film. Following the success of New Line’s “It,” every studio with any sort of King IP under its roof has fast-tracked each property into pre-production.

“Doctor Sleep” begins as Torrance carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. He’s become a reflection of his murderous father, with lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his “shining” powers. Those powers return when he embraces sobriety and uses his gift to help the dying at a hospice. He establishes a psychic connection with a young girl who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by a group with similar abilities. They’ve found that their powers grow if they inhale the “steam” that comes off others with the power to shine, when they are suffering painful deaths.
 

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IMO the book seemed a bit forced sequel, tho not that bad, but not great. So ... well, we'll see ...
 

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Hmm not sure how I feel about the new trailer... it looks more fantasy than horror, mostly due to Ferguson's character.
 
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