Warner Bros. Pictures has premiered the first trailer for “Doctor Sleep,” the upcoming sequel to “The Shining” and once again based on the novel by Stephen King.
A now grown-up Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood and has become a reflection of his murderous father, with lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his ‘shining’ powers.
Those powers return when he embraces sobriety and uses his gift to help the dying at a hospice. He establishes a psychic connection with a girl (Kyliegh Curran) who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by a cult who make others like them suffer painful deaths in order to absorb their powers.
Rebecca Ferguson also stars as the leader of the cult while Carl Lumbly, Bruce Greenwood, Jacob Tremblay, Alex Essoe, Emily Alyn Lind, Jocelin Donahue and Zahn McClarnon.
Mike Flanagan (“The Haunting of Hill House,” “Gerald’s Game”) helms the new film with Trevor Macy and Jon Berg producing. The film opens November 8th.