Of the many Stephen King adaptations to be fast-tracked in the wake of It’s scary success back in 2017, this one might be the most intriguing. Doctor Sleep is King’s belated sequel to The Shining, and its plot concerns an adult Danny Torrance contending with a cult that’s been targeting children
with “the shining.” Ewan McGregor is set to play Danny, while the supporting cast includes Rebecca Ferguson and Jacob Tremblay.
The movie will be directed by Mike Flanagan, who previously adapted King’s novella Gerald’s Game into a surprisingly beautiful cinematic gem for Netflix. King was never a fan of Stanley Kubrick’s movie adaptation of The Shining, but he has enjoyed Flanagan’s movies going back to 2016’s Hush, so maybe this will be a different story. The movie was set for release in 2020, but the studio recently moved it up to November 2019.