Doctor Sleep is based on a 2013 horror novel by the legendary, Stephen King, and it is also the sequel to his 1977 novel called The Shining. The Shining is a movie that has been watched by all the horror movie fans and it was well-received by the audience. Now, this amazing movie will be getting a sequel which is Doctor sleep, its production began shortly after the novel was published. and will soon hit the cinemas.
Doctor Sleep update
There is a trailer for the movie which you can watch on YouTube. The fans of the original movie were excited and are happy to see how this movie will be like. Will it be as good as The Shining or will it surpass it. Only time will tell that. Doctor Sleep will be releasing on 30 October 2019 in the UK as for the US it will be releasing on 9 November. The script was first written by Akiva Goldsman but it was later given to Mike Flanagan, he is the man behind Netflix’s horror hit The Haunting of Hill House. He was hired to rewrite the script as well as direct the film. Moreover, the movie’s run time was noted by BBFC (the British Board of Film Classification, acronym fans) that the film will be two-and-a-half hours.
As for the plot, 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.” As for the cast, the movie stars Ewan McGregor as the grown-up Dan Torrance, a man with psychic powers known as the shining.
Rebecca Ferguson 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 plays Dick Hallorann, the former cook from the Overlook Hotel who also has the shining, Zahn McClarnon plays Rose the Hat’s right-hand man Crow Daddy, Emily Alyn Lind plays Snakebite Andi, a member of the True Knot cult, Bruce Greenwood 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, Jacob Tremblay Zackary Momoh, and Jocelin Donahue.