Danny Torrance comes back to the Overlook Hotel 40 years after The Shining in the last trailer for Doctor Sleep, the forthcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 continuation of his 1977 novel.
Regardless of King’s noted distaste for Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation – “Their problem with Kubrick’s film was that it’s so cold,” King revealed to Rolling Stone recently – Doctor Sleep gets intensely from that horror classic, with director Mike Flanagan reproducing infamous scenes from Kubrick’s film, incorporating Danny’s hallway experience with the twins and the elevator gushing blood. “The reason He didn’t have any problem with this script is they took some of Kubrick’s material and warmed it up,” King included.
“Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor) 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,'” the film’s synopsis states.
“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.”