New Doctor Sleep Featurette This Film Is The Shinning Next Chapter

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The first reviews are out on Doctor Sleep and we have to say they good. The one thing unanimously agree this is no The Shinning. We weren’t expecting it to be a like for like film with Danny Torrance the connection. Ahead of Thursday’s UK release, Warner Bros have released a new Featurette that highlights that this film is certainly another chapter and worthy follow up to Stanley Kubrick’s film…

Related: Doctor Sleep Featurette Goes Back To The Shinning Origins

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.

Starring Ewan McGregor, Rebecca FergusonBruce Greenwood, Zahn McClarnon, Alex Essoe, Jacob Tremblay, Carl Lumbly, and Jocelin DonahueDoctor Sleep will arrive in UK and Irish Cinemas on 31st October (8th November USA).