Mike Flanagan and Stephen King Preview Doctor Sleep in New Featurette Video
There is no better pair to discuss the upcoming sequel movie to The Shining.
By Chris Morse
With one day to go before the early access screenings of Doctor Sleep and another week or so wait for the wide release, there’s no better time than now to bring together filmmaker Mike Flanagan with horror legend Stephen King to discuss what lies ahead.
This new featurette dives into the upcoming adaptation and shines a light on its predecessor, The Shining, both in its book form and in the form of the Stanley Kubrick film. It’s a great watch, so get right to it and read on for more details on the new movie.[relatedArticle-0]
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.
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