One of the major complaints about ‘The Shining’ that Stephen King has always had was how it changed from his novel. Now the sequel ‘Doctor Sleep‘ is set to remedy that and is said to be “very faithful” to the original. At least, that is what Ewan McGregor (‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith,’ ‘Fargo’) is sharing who is slated to portray an adult Danny Torrance in the film.
McGregor was recently on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’, and while he wouldn’t get too far into the details of what we can expect, he did give this little teaser:
“Well it’s very faithful to the book, the script. If you’ve read the novel, that’s the story we’re going to tell.”
Hopefully, it will resonate with audiences as well as ‘The Shining’ did while also keeping King happy as well.
If you’re unfamiliar with the book, the description reads:
Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Danny Torrance has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant ‘shining’ power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes ‘Doctor Sleep.’ Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival.
I’m eager to see how this all plays out on screen and if they at all reference the original film or just work strictly off of the novel.
Do you think that ‘Doctor Sleep’ will make Stephen King happy in ways that ‘The Shining’ was never able to? Will the movie be faithful to the novel or will they end up making changes that will annoy the creator to no end? Share your thoughts below!
‘Doctor Sleep’ is currently set to wake up in movie theaters everywhere on January 24th, 2020!
Source: Comic Book