Mike Flanagan's Doctor Sleep Has Wrapped Production
The Shining sequel's upcoming movie adaptation has just finished filming.
By Chris Morse
According to director Mike Flanagan, the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King's Doctor Sleep, the 2013 sequel to The Shining, has officially wrapped production. Over the weekend, Flanagan took to Facebook and made the announcement that filming has been completed. You can read his full post below in which he offers a few thanks and shares a little bit of his background on the project.
Stephen King's 2013 best-selling novel, Doctor Sleep, brought back Danny Torrance, grown up and psychologically traumatized from what happened to him as a young boy. Danny, or Dan as he refers to himself now, spends years drifting across the country trying to find his purpose and deal with his inner-demons. He eventually settles in a New Hampshire town and finds work at a local hospice. He uses his psychic "shining" abilities to comfort the dying, and with the help of a cat that can sense the coming of death, Dan becomes known at the hospice as “Doctor Sleep.”
The cast includes Ewan McGregor (Star Wars prequels) as Dan Torrance, Kyliegh Curran as Abra Stone, Rebecca Ferguson (Life, Mission Impossible: Fallout) as Rose the Hat, Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes) as Wendy Torrance, Carl Lumbly (Alias) as Dick Halloran, Zahn McClarnon (Into the West) as Crow Daddy, and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness) as Dr. John.
Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil) is directing the new film for Warner Bros. and also helped rewrite a script submitted by Akiva Goldsman. Doctor Sleep is slated for release on January 24th, 2020.
Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news on Doctor Sleep.
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