Warner Bros. has now announced that filming has officially wrapped on Mike Flanagan‘s Doctor Sleep, the sequel to Stephen King‘s The Shining.
So that’s a wrap on DOCTOR SLEEP! It’s been a long, crazy, truly unique experience. I read the novel as soon as it came out back in 2013, fascinated and moved by the epic story of Dan Torrance and Abra Stone, but I never imagined for a moment that I’d be the person to bring it to the big screen. It’s been an honor to spend the last five months with this fantastic cast and crew, and to be trusted with Stephen King’s extraordinary story. One of the highlights of my career, without a doubt.” Flangan said.
“Shine on, everyone. Shine on.“
Ewan McGregor stars as adult Danny Torrance with Alex Essoe playing the role of Wendy Torrance. Carl Lumby, Kyliegh Curran, Bruce Greenwood, Rebecca Ferguson, Alyn Lind, and Jocelin Donahue also star. Jacob Tremblay plays the role of young Danny.
In the film, “On highways across America, a tribe of people called the True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, the True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the steam that children with the shining produce when they are slowly tortured to death.”
Flanagan rewrote Akiva Goldsman’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel which picks up with Danny in his 40s who is struggling with the same demons of anger and alcoholism that plagued his father.
Doctor Sleep opens in theaters on Jan. 24, 2020.