At the end of this month Doctor Sleep will take us back into the World Of The Shinning. To many the Stanley Kubrick‘s film is regarded by many horror fans as the ultimate horror film. A sequel to the iconic film might be an impossible task, one that Mike Flanagan has stepped up.
Doctor Sleep is all about little Danny Torrence (played by Ewan McGregor), 40 years after original film. Warner Bros have created a new Featurette called ‘Danny’s Journey’ that reminds us this is The Shinning sequel!
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.
Co-starring Rebecca Ferguson, Bruce Greenwood, Zahn McClarnon, Alex Essoe, Jacob Tremblay, Carl Lumbly, and Jocelin Donahue. Doctor Sleep will arrive in UK and Irish Cinemas on 31st October (8th November USA).