Warner Bros. is chugging proper together with the film adaptation of The Shining‘s sequel. Primarily based on Stephen King’s 2013 guide, Physician Sleep, the story follows Danny Torrance in his grownup life. Clearly, he is nonetheless slightly shaken up by all the pieces that went down on the Overlook Resort all these years in the past, however he nonetheless has his “shine,” and he has larger foes to face within the current day. Having learn the guide, I can say it will be fairly insane to see this one come to life.
The studio has tapped Mike Flanagan to direct the movie. Flanagan is finest identified for the mind-f*ck 2013 movie Oculus and Ouija: Origin of Evil. Much more impressively, Flanagan is liable for the horror movie Hush, which is among the finest chillers I’ve ever seen on Netflix. And within the Stephen King universe, he additionally helmed Gerald’s Game, which was VERY good and VERY f*cked up.
As for who’s going to play grownup Danny? Ewan McGregor. In accordance to Variety, the Fargo actor has formally signed on to the sequel and even has King’s blessing to play the character, which is notable since he notoriously hated Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of the unique. It will likely be attention-grabbing to see how McGregor interprets the position, which can see him scuffling with the identical kind of points – alcoholism, anger administration – that plagued his troubled father a long time earlier. Danny finally strikes up a psychic reference to a younger lady who shares his capacity to “shine,” which makes her a goal of a gaggle that desires to homicide individuals with that present.
All in all, it sounds just like the sequel to The Shining is in good palms.