Director Mike Flanagan confirms his forthcoming movie adaptation of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep will be a sequel to and bridge the gap between both The Shining movie universe and the original novel.
Inter-cut with recreations of the Stanley Kubrick film, the Doctor Sleep trailer wastes no time reminding viewers of Danny Torrence’s past. As Dan deals with the trauma of his childhood as an adult, he runs into a girl named Abra Stone, who insists he has magic — just like her. Dan soon finds himself embroiled in a plot involving The True Knot, group that feeds on the shine to become immortal. Their next target? Abra.
In an effort to fight off Rose the Hat and The True Knot, Dan will be forced to “call upon his own powers as never before — at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.”
You can check out the full synopsis for Doctor Sleep, below:
“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 tween 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. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.” Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul…”
Doctor Sleep, which centers on the adult Danny Torrence years after the traumatic events at the Overlook Hotel, stars Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Carl Lumbly, Alex Essoe and Zarn McClarnon. It’s scheduled for release on November 8.