Is there a trailer for Doctor Sleep?
Yes, the first trailer was released online last night and you can watch it here at Express.co.uk.
Reception to the trailer has been positive so far, with one fan writing: “What is so thrilling to me about Doctor Sleep is not that Flannagan has mediated a truce in one of modern culture’s great feuds (King vs Kubrick, 1981), but the insane artistic risk he is taking in channelling Kubrick. He may also lay the ghost of 2010 to rest.”
The IFC horror film Twitter account posted: “W O W
“The Shining footage + that score + Mike Flanagan. We are chilled to the core by the trailer for Doctor Sleep.”
What is the Doctor Sleep release date?
Fittingly, Doctor Sleep is out in UK cinemas on October 31, 2019 – Halloween.
Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) wrote a script but Warner Bros only took action when the film adaptation of another King classic, It, was a box office success in 2017.
Mike Flanagan, the man behind Netflix’s horror hit The Haunting of Hill House, was then hired to rewrite the script and direct the film.
What is the plot of Doctor Sleep?
The official plot synopsis reads: “Doctor Sleep continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining.
“Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace.
“But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.”
“Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.
“Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose.
“Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.”
Who stars in Doctor Sleep?
Ewan McGregor stars as the grown-up Dan Torrance, a man with psychic powers known as the shining.
Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible: Fallout) plays Rose the Hat, head of the True Knot, a cult that feeds on children with psychic powers.
Newcomer Kyliegh Curran plays Abra Stone, another child with the shining powers.
Carl Lumbly (Alias) plays Dick Hallorann, the former cook from the Overlook Hotel who also has the shining.
Zahn McClarnon (Fargo) plays Rose the Hat’s right-hand man Crow Daddy.
Emily Alyn Lind (Revenge) plays Snakebite Andi, a member of the True Knot cult.
Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) plays Dr John Dalton, the Stone family’s doctor.
Alex Essoe plays Wendy Torrance, Danny’s mother who was originally played by Shelley Duvall in The Shining film.
Cliff Curtis (Fear The Walking Dead), Jacob Tremblay (Room) Zackary Momoh (Seven Seconds), and Jocelin Donahue (Furious 7) all appear in unnamed roles.
Doctor Sleep is out in UK cinemas on Halloween, October 31, 2019.