The Shining may be horror maestro Stephen King’s most iconic novel, but the author has always famously hated Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of it. Will he feel the same way about the sort-of sequel Doctor Sleep? The first trailer for the movie dropped today, showing off Ewan McGregor as a grown-up Danny Torrance trying to deal with his psychic powers and the new threat of a cult that feeds off the force of children like him.
The 2013 novel came to being when King held a poll on his website asking his readers what he should write next, and much to the surprise of fans and critics alike, the end product was well received. Still, making a sequel to that story is a risky move for any filmmaker, regardless of how much King hates what Kubrick did with the Torrances. That movie is a classic for a reason. But King has an ace up his sleeve with Doctor Sleep: Mike Flanagan.
Already carving out a name for himself as our generation’s horror guru, Flanagan gained King’s seal of approval through a bone-chilling take on Gerald’s Game, as well as Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House.
Doctor Sleep also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Bruce Greenwood, and Zahn McClaron, and is set for a November 9 release.
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