Sometimes it's best to leave an iconic movie as a standalone, but Warner Brothers have decided that that isn't the case for The Shining. A trailer was just released for the Stephen King book, Doctor Sleep. 39 years later, The Shining is getting a sequel.
Stanley Kubrick changed the horror genre when he directed The Shining, and now Warner Brothers are trying to do it again. The new movie that comes out in November, is based on Stephen King's 2013 book, Doctor Sleep.
In the novel, Danny Torrance, is back to deal with the 'shine' as an adult while also sorting through his childhood trauma. In place of Kubrick, Mike Flanagan, who also directed The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix, will be directing the sequel.
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As far as casting goes, Ewan McGregor will be playing the role of Danny and Carl Lumbly and Alex Essoe will be taking the role of Dick Halloran and Wendy Torrance.
The first look of the new movie was just released and it does a good job of paying tribute to the original. Most noticeably we get the familiar word, REDRUM. There are also flashbacks to original scenes, the same theme song, and the end of the trailer sees Danny back at the Overlook hotel in room 237.
People even made side by side comparisons of the two movies:
The Shining 1980 Doctor Sleep 2019 https://t.co/WixjoZ5hWH— Mohamed Abdel Hadi (@Mohamed Abdel Hadi) 1560446743
Any Stephen King book to movie adaptation is sure to leave us confused, scared, and entertained. We can't wait!