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Ewan McGregor To Play Adult Danny Torrance In Doctor Sleep

Ewan McGregor has signed on to star as the adult version of The Shining‘s Danny Torrance in the upcoming feature film adaptation of Doctor Sleep. Stephen King has given his blessing to McGregor’s casting.

Doctor Sleep is set to be directed by Mike Flanagan, making it his second King adaptation after the acclaimed Gerald’s Game. Warner Bros. will release the movie on January 24, 2020.

Published 36 years after The Shining, Doctor Sleep follows an adult Danny Torrance from the original novel. 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.” There Dan meets 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 and survival.

It remains to be seen if this film will serve as a standalone movie that acknowledges the storyline of The Shining or if it will in fact be a sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic, which was also distributed by Warner Bros.

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Mike Flanagan To Direct The Shining Sequel Doctor Sleep

In the wake of the success of IT last year, Warner Bros. Pictures is doubling down on Stephen King adaptations and have enlisted Mike Flanagan to direct Doctor Sleep, the follow-up to King’s classic The Shining.

This isn’t Flanagan’s first go at a Stephen King work either, as the director helmed last year’s sleeper hit Gerald’s Game for Netflix. His other horror credits include Oculus, Hush, Before I Wake, and Ouija: Origin of Evil.

Published 36 years after The Shining, Doctor Sleep follows an adult Danny Torrance from the original novel. 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.” There Dan meets 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 and survival.

It remains to be seen if this film will serve as a standalone movie that acknowledges the storyline of The Shining or if it will in fact be a sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic, which was also distributed by Warner Bros.

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Enter The StephenKing.com Doctor Sleep Holiday Sweepstakes

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StephenKing.com believes it’s best to give and receive. So enter the Doctor Sleep Holiday Sweepstakes and capture the true essence of the season. 20 people will be chosen at random to receive a hardcover and an audiobook edition of Doctor Sleep—one to keep and one to give away—in addition to two promotional sleep masks.

160 additional runners-up will be chosen to receive a promotional sleep mask. The Doctor Sleep Holiday Sweepstakes runs Tuesday, November 26th at 9am EST through Tuesday, December 3rd at 8:59am EST.

Enter HERE. Happy Holidays and good luck!

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Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep Hits #1 On The New York Times Best Seller List

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Doctor Sleep, Stephen King’s acclaimed follow-up to The Shining, has reached the #1 position on the New York Times Best Seller Lists for print and ebook fiction (combined), hardcover fiction, and ebook fiction.

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The book synopsis is as follows:

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 and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

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Stephen King’s Discusses Doctor Sleep On Good Morning America

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Stephen King brings back the famed “Shining” character Danny Torrance in his new book, Doctor Sleep on Good Morning America.

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USA Today Interview With Stephen King

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USA Today featured an interview with Stephen King in which he spoke about Doctor Sleep and offers his insight about how The Shining  influenced his writing of Doctor Sleep.

The author also discusses future projects:

Next for King is a non-supernatural suspense novel, Mister Mercedes, about a deranged terrorist with a bomb. King says he began it before the Boston Marathon bombing, but it’s “too creepily close for comfort.”

The Maine writer also hopes to stay involved with the TV adaptation of his science-fiction novel Under the Dome, a CBS hit that ended its debut season with a cliffhanger Monday. Anticipating a second season, he hopes to write the script of the first episode or “maybe even a couple,” but he won’t say if it will diverge from the novel.

Read the full interview HERE.

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Stephen King Discusses The Shining & Doctor Sleep On The BBC

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Stephen King, the best-selling author behind The Shining has returned to its central character, 36 years after the book was first published, for his latest novel.

Doctor Sleep begins a year after the events at the end of The Shining, and follows Danny Torrance to adulthood

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King spoke to the BBC’s arts editor Will Gompertz about why Jack Torrance is his most autobiographical character and why he hated Stanley Kubrick’s film version.

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Listen To An Audio Excerpt of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep

Entertainment Weekly is now featuring an exclusive audio excerpt of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, read by Will Patton, which you can listen to HERE.

The book will be released on September 24, 2013.

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Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep European Book Tour Kicks Off This November in Paris

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In collaboration with publishers Albin Michel and Heyne/Random House, Stephen King will be making his first official visit to France and Germany in November, including events for the public in both locations.

For more information, including tour dates and locations and ticket purchasing links please visit HERE.

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Read An Excerpt From Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep In This Week’s Entertainment Weekly Magazine

Ever wonder what happened to Danny Torrance from The Shining? Stephen King did with Doctor Sleep (out on September 24th) he brings us a new chapter in Danny’s story 36 years later.

The September 13th issue of Entertainment Weekly includes an exclusive excerpt of Doctor Sleep on pages 43-47 of the print edition.

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