Official Teaser Trailer for The Shining Sequel Doctor Sleep Finally Debuts

Here’s your first look at the upcoming film from director Mike Flanagan.

By Chris Morse

It’s been a couple years since we first learned that Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, would be getting a film adaptation, but here we are today with its first official teaser trailer. The story follows an adult Danny Torrance working at a hospice and using his powers to comfort the dying. However, the past and what happened at the Overlook Hotel always remains close behind.

The film was recently moved forward to November 8th from its original early 2020 release date and is set to debut right on schedule. Prior to this teaser, we had not seen any footage or even stills from it, so it’s exciting to finally catch a glimpse at what director Mike Flanagan has in store for us. Give the trailer a watch above and read on for more details on the film.

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.

In addition to directing, Mike Flanagan also helped rewrite a script submitted by Akiva Goldsman. Doctor Sleep is slated for release on November 8th, 2019.

Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news on Doctor Sleep.

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Chris Morse

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