News Mike Flanagan’s ‘The Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’ Casts Ewan McGregor as Danny Torrance Published 4 months ago on June 14, 2018 By Nick Bond Share Tweet Today Variety reports that Ewan McGregor (T2 Trainspotting) has been cast as the adult version of Danny Torrance in filmmaker Mike Flanagan’s Sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep. According to the site, Stephen King himself approves of the casting. We would have to agree with King, McGregor is a solid choice. Flanagan will rewrite the script originally adapted by Akiva Goldsman. Flanagan’s producing partner Trevor Macy will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg, and Goldsman is executive producer. Doctor Sleep novel synopsis: “Danny Torrance carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. He’s 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 young girl who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by a scary group with the similar abilities. 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.” The film will follow a 40 plus year old Danny Torrance and his struggles with the same demons of anger and alcoholism that plagued his father. Doctor Sleep is scheduled for release on January 24th, 2020, via Warner Bros. Related Topics: Up Next NECA Welcomes You to “Prime Time” With Their New ‘Dream Warriors’ Figure Don't Miss Isaiah Mustafa Cast as Adult Mike Hanlon in Andy Muschietti’s ‘IT: Chapter 2’ Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News19 hours ago Cavitycolors to Celebrates 40 Years of ‘Halloween’ With Soy Wax Candle and Mystery Enamel Pin Blu-Ray & DVD3 days ago ‘Urban Legend’ and ‘Urban Legends: Final Cut’ Slash onto Blu-Ray via Scream Factory News4 days ago Michael Myers Searches for Dana in New ‘Halloween’ Clip Blu-Ray & DVD5 days ago Colin Eggleston’s Australian Horror ‘Long Weekend’ Getting Special Edition (UK) Blu-Ray News5 days ago Freddy Krueger Fan Documentary “FredHeads” Gets an Official Trailer Music4 weeks ago Listen to John Carpenter’s Stunning First Track “The Shape Returns” for New ‘Halloween’ News2 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel News1 week ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray News2 weeks ago New Video Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News1 year ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!