Flanagan’s producing partner Trevor Macy will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg. Mike Flanagan, who helmed Netflix's adaptation of the King novella "Gerald's Game," is directing.
Danny Lloyd played a young Danny Torrance. Now, however, it is considered one of the great horror classics and has built in fan base ready for a sequel. At the time, the film was considered a box office disappointment, earning $44 million off its $19 million budget. Stanley Kubrick directed the original adaptation of "The Shining," starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall.
He’s become a reflection of his murderous father, with lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his “shining” powers. He establishes a psychic connection with a young girl who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by a scary group with the similar abilities. They’ve found that their powers grow if they inhale the “steam” that comes off others with the power to shine, when they are suffering painful deaths. Those powers return when he embraces sobriety and uses his gift to help the dying at a hospice. Sleep" begins as Torrance carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. "Dr.
Sources say King has given his blessing to McGregor's casting.
Warner Bros. saw "Dr. Sleep" as its next King adaptation. had been developing this film, as well as "The Shining" prequel "Overlook Hotel," for years, but the studio struggled to secure a budget for either film. Following the success of New Line's "It," every studio with any sort of King IP under its roof has fast-tracked each property into pre-production, and Warner Bros.
McGregor can be seen next in Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" adaptation "Christopher Robin." He is repped by UTA and United Agents.” />
Ewan McGregor will star as Danny Torrance in Warner Bros.' adaptation of the Stephen King novel "Dr. Sleep," the sequel to horror classic "The Shining."