The World Will Shine Again. “Doctor Sleep” Only in Theaters November 8.
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“Doctor Sleep” continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Kyliegh Curran star in the supernatural thriller, directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by Stephen King.

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.

Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.

“Doctor Sleep” stars Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars: Episodes I, II & III,” “T2 Trainspotting”) as Dan Torrance, Rebecca Ferguson (the “Mission: Impossible” films, “The Greatest Showman”) as Rose the Hat, and Kyliegh Curran, in her major feature film debut, as Abra. The main ensemble cast also includes Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe and Cliff Curtis.

Trevor Macy and Jon Berg produced the film, with Roy Lee, Scott Lumpkin, Akiva Goldsman and Kevin McCormick serving as executive producers.

Flanagan’s behind-the-scene creative team was led by director of photography Michael Fimognari (“The Haunting of Hill House”), production designers Maher Ahmad (“Get Hard”) and Elizabeth Boller (“Hush”), and costume designer Terry Anderson (“Den of Thieves”). The music score is composed by The Newton Brothers (“The Haunting of Hill House”).

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, An Intrepid Pictures/Vertigo Entertainment Production, A Mike Flanagan Film, “Doctor Sleep.” Slated for release in North America on November 8, 2019, and globally beginning on October 30, 2019, “Doctor Sleep” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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24 COMMENTS

  1. I have an open mind about this movie, but I do have my doubts. While I enjoyed the book, it didn't really seem like a sequel to The Shining, and it seemed like there was no particular reason why the main character had to be named Danny Torrance. The story could have been transposed onto another character very easily. Also, I am leery of any director borrowing Stanley Kubrik's iconic imagery. So, I suppose we shall see.

  2. They should get Jack Nicholson back for a cameo. Remember, Jack Torrence is believed to be trapped in the Overlook "forever and ever and ever" and although Nicholson is old now, he doesn't consider himself retired. If they do get him back though, they need to do it in a way that honours Stanley Kubrick's movie. In other words they should leave it for the audience to decide whether Jack's actually there or just in Danny's head.

    This won't be as good as The Shining but I don't think anyone expects it to be. Unless the filmmakers are arrogant morons, they must know that they won't be able to capture the magic of Stanley Kubrick's movie but hopefully they could make it like 2010: The Year We Make Contact. That movie is kind of in the shadow of 2001: A Space Odyssey but manages to be a solid movie on its own too.

  3. I read the novel, this trailer did not need to focus on the past, the new characters are enough to hopefully make this movie great. One of my favorite novels-so am hoping for the best…………..

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