June 18, 2018

Ewan McGregor to star in sequel to The Shining

14 June 2018, 11:14 | Winston Chapman

‘The Shining’ Sequel: Ewan McGregor Bringing Adult Danny Torrance to the Big Screen in ‘Doctor Sleep’

Ewan Mc Gregor to Play Adult Danny Torrance in Doctor Sleep

With films like Get Out and A Quiet Place taking the genre to new places and new levels of popularity, it will be exciting to see what director Mike Flanagan will do with the film.

Variety reports that the film focuses on Danny all grown-up as he deals with the reappearance of his psychic powers and some understandable emotional issues which have lead him to turn to alcohol. Trevor Macy and Vertigo Entertainment's Jon Berg will serve as producers with Warner Bros. still in charge of distribution.

"Doctor Sleep" picks up with Torrance years after the events of "The Shining". He's become a reflection of his murderous father, with lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his "shining" powers. As an employee of a hospice for the dying, Danny tries to use his powers for good, eventually establishing a connection with a young girl who possesses the same gift. They've found that their powers grow if they inhale the "steam" that comes off others with the power to shine, when they are suffering painful deaths.

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Stanley Kubrick directed the original adaptation of King's The Shining, which starred Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, with Danny Lloyd playing a young Danny Torrance.

"Come play with us Danny".

This marks the second time that McGregor will step into the role of an adult version of a literary character, with the arrival of Disney's Christopher Robin set to happen later this year. He is repped by UTA.

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