Intense Final Trailer for Doctor Sleep Shines Again
This final look at the upcoming film from Mike Flanagan goes far behind recreating iconic moments from The Shining.
By Chris Morse
As promised late last week, the final trailer for Doctor Sleep was released today and it is a hell of a look at the Mike Flanagan-led film adaptation of Stephen King's fantastic novel. While the first trailer focused primarily on setting up adult Danny Torrance as a character and recreating a few iconic moments from the last story, this one pulls back the curtain on the wider conflict of this narrative and teases a whole lot more. It's a great watch, so check it out above and read on for more details on the film.
Doctor Sleep brings 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.