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The Trailer For The Shining Sequel Doctor Sleep Has Been Released

The Trailer For The Shining Sequel Doctor Sleep Has Been Released

The trailer for the upcoming horror film Doctor Sleep - a sequel to The Shining - has just been released.

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Nearly 40 years after Stanley Kubrick's ground-breaking movie adaptation of the Steven King book, we're going to see a new chapter that is also based on a novel by horror's most famous and celebrated writer.

The actual trailer doesn't tell us too much - it's going to be a film full of suspense and no small amount of jump scares by the looks of things.

It's gonna get creepy, guys. That's the main take home point.

Doctor Sleep will be released in cinemas in the United States on 8 November 2019 and has been written and directed by Mike Flanagan, who also created and directed the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House.

This new movie is based on the 2013 novel of the same name and picks up the story many years after the events of The Shining.

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The first poster for the movie has also been released today. Credit: Warner Bros.
The first poster for the movie has also been released today. Credit: Warner Bros.

Danny Torrance, who was only a young boy back in the first film, is now a fully grown adult and is struggling - like his father, Jack (Jack Nicholson, remember?) - with alcoholism.

To add to that, he's still in possession of a special kind of psychic power known as 'The Shining'.

In the new film, Danny becomes aware of a dangerous cult that derives sustenance from the 'steam' of young children who possess the same abilities as he does.

That's about all we know, so far.

Danny Torrance is played by Ewan McGregor, who stars alongside Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation's Rebecca Ferguson.

Ewan McGregor plays a grown-up Danny Torrance. Credit: PA
Ewan McGregor plays a grown-up Danny Torrance. Credit: PA

Ferguson plays a character called Rose the Hat, the leader of the 'True Knot' - the aforementioned cult that feeds on children with psychic powers.

Kyleigh Curran, Bruce Greenwood, Zahn McClarnon, and Emily Alyn Lind will also appear in the film.

Mike Flanagan recently confirmed to horror-focused entertainment website Bloody Disgusting that while his film is a continuation of King's books, rather than Kubrick's film, he will acknowledge and pay homage to the 1980 movie nonetheless.

He said: "Yeah, I think you do have to acknowledge that [the original movie]. There is no version of the world where I am trying not to acknowledge one of the greatest films ever made. There's no upside in shying away from that reality."

Jack Nicholson plays Jack Torrance in 'The Shining'. Credit: Warner Bros.
Jack Nicholson plays Jack Torrance in 'The Shining'. Credit: Warner Bros.

He added: "At the same time, this is not The Shining.

"It's its own story and in a very specific way. If you've read the book, you know exactly why it's so different but it's quite a tightrope that we're walking, I think.

"I'm having a great time doing it. I'm just going to get the movie out and then turn off the internet for two weeks and see how it all goes."

Well, check out the trailer and see what you think.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment, US Entertainment

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

 

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