Published: Thu, June 14, 2018

The Shining sequel: Ewan McGregor to headline movie

The Shining sequel: Ewan McGregor to headline movie

Flanagan is known for such horror films as Before I Wake and Hush, but also recently turned King's Gerald's Game into a popular Netflix series. Flanagan's frequent collaborative partner Trevor Macy will produce alongside Vertigo Entertainment's Jon Berg.

While the world wonders about his potential involvement in the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie that looks more and more likely in the wake of Solo's release, Ewan McGregor might have just bagged a huge role in another franchise entirely. The Beginners star will play an aged Danny Torrance, who we originally met in Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror masterpiece The Shining, which starred Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. The outlet notes that author Stephen King has given his blessing to McGregor's casting. Following the success of New Line's "It", every studio with any sort of King IP under its roof has fast-tracked each property into pre-production.


Here's a plot summary: Doctor Sleep begins as Torrance (McGregor) carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. His worsened drinking problem equally suppresses his pain and his previously titular "shining" ability.

What happened to Danny Torrance after his father tried to kill him in The Shining? He works as a hospice nurse, using his psychic powers to ease the transition for dying patients, but he's also fighting for sobriety, the same addiction that made his dad so vulnerable to the evil forces lingering around the Overlook Hotel decades before.

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