We’ve been dying to see what the follow up film for Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’ would look like and now Mike Flanagan‘s ‘Doctor Sleep’ has both a trailer and a poster to enjoy! The film is said to be “very faithful to the novel and will consider it the source material over Stanley Kubrick’s iconic take on ‘The Shining.’ With King’s well-documented hatred of the film, it should come as no surprise that there will be as few references to the changes which happened from the original novel as possible.
Even so, we do know that Flanagan has stated that “there is no version of the world where I am trying not to acknowledge one of the greatest films ever made” so at least some sort of a reference will be made.
You can check out the ‘Doctor Sleep’ Trailer below!
Thanks to the director of the film, we also have the first poster to share with you as well, which is a perfect callback to the original novel and film.
The full synopsis really breaks down the overall details of the story as well:
“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.
“Doctor Sleep” stars Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars: Episodes I, II & III,” “T2 Trainspotting”) as Dan Torrance, Rebecca Ferguson (the “Mission: Impossible” films, “The Greatest Showman”) as Rose the Hat, and Kyliegh Curran, in her major feature film debut, as Abra. The main ensemble cast also includes Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe and Cliff Curtis.
Trevor Macy and Jon Berg produced the film, with Roy Lee, Scott Lumpkin, Akiva Goldsman and Kevin McCormick serving as executive producers.
Flanagan’s behind-the-scene creative team was led by director of photography Michael Fimognari (“The Haunting of Hill House”), production designers Maher Ahmad (“Get Hard”) and Elizabeth Boller (“Hush”), and costume designer Terry Anderson (“Den of Thieves”). The music score is composed by The Newton Brothers (“The Haunting of Hill House”).
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, An Intrepid Pictures/Vertigo Entertainment Production, A Mike Flanagan Film, “Doctor Sleep.” Slated for release in North America on November 8, 2019, and globally beginning on October 30, 2019, “Doctor Sleep” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
What did you think about the ‘Doctor Sleep’ trailer? Do you feel that this will serve as a follow up to Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ at all or better thought of as a stand-alone movie? Are you eager to check this out when it debuts in your local theater? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
“The World Will Shine Again” when ‘Doctor Sleep’ appears in your local theater on November 8th, 2019!
Source: Mike Flanagan’s Twitter