Sunday, 19 August, 2018

"The Shining" Sequel "Doctor Sleep" Confirms Ewan McGregor As Lead

‘The Shining’ Sequel: Ewan McGregor Bringing Adult Danny Torrance to the Big Screen in ‘Doctor Sleep’ Ewan McGregor to Play Adult Danny Torrance in Doctor Sleep
Lora Ball | 14 June, 2018, 23:13

Variety broke the news of McGregor's casting, noting it had King's blessing.

Horror writer King, pictured last month, published The Shining in 1977 and its sequel Doctor Sleep in 2013.

Mike Flanagan, who helmed Netflix's adaptation of the King novella "Gerald's Game", is directing.

‘The Shining’ Sequel: Ewan McGregor Bringing Adult Danny Torrance to the Big Screen in ‘Doctor Sleep’

McGregor has had a pretty distinguished acting career, appearing in over 50 titles including films like Trainspotting, Moulin Rouge, and Star Wars Episodes I through III; now he'll reportedly be adding The Shining sequel to that list.

"Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals". According to Variety, he has lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his "shining" powers. Both have led to the dilution of his "Shining" powers, which slowly begin to re-emerge as Danny turns to sobriety, and uses them to help hospice patients. Like his father, he starts down a unsafe path of alcohol and rage until he comes into contact with a young girl in a hospice who shares his "shining" abilities, and who is also being targeted by a group with the same capabilities. 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.

McGregor can next be seen in Christopher Robin as an adult version of the titular character from Winnie The Pooh.

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