The film - which will be released on January 24, 2020 - is being fast-tracked by Warner Bros and apparently McGregor has Stephen King's blessing, which is always a good start Doesn't mean he'll like the finished product though.
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Published 36 years after The Shining, Doctor Sleep follows an adult Danny Torrance from the original novel. According to Variety, he has lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his "shining" powers.
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Doctor Sleep is set to be directed by Mike Flanagan, making it his second King adaptation after the acclaimed Gerald's Game. But when he embraces sobriety, his psychic powers return and he uses his abilities to help dying patients in a hospice where he earns the nickname Dr. Sleep. 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.
Although Stanley Kubrick's The Shining became a cult classic, King was famously dissatisfied with the 1980 adaptation, and went on to write his own 1997 television miniseries.
What happened to Danny Torrance after his father tried to kill him in The Shining? Now, however, it is thought to be one of the great horror classics and has a built-in fan base ready for a sequel. He is repped by UTA.