It has been confirmed that actor, Ewan McGregor, will star as character, Danny Torrance, in Warner Bros.' film adaptation of Stephen King's novel "Doctor Sleep," a follow up to "The Shining." Director, Mike Flanagan, who was responsible for the Netflix adaptation of King's "Gerald's Game" will be working with producers, Trevor Macy, and Vertigo Entertainment's, Jon Berg.
The story will be based on the novel that follows an adult Torrance who is carrying the trauma of his experiences at the Overlook Hotel; he falls victim to the alcoholism which plagued his father, Jack, in the novel and film, "The Shining,"and uses it both to dull his pain, and keep his "shining" powers at bay. Upon reaching sobriety, the powers return and he uses them for good - helping those who are dying in hospice. After establishing a psychic connection with a young girl, he finds they are both being targeted by a nefarious group of people who also "shine."
The film is currently slated to be released in January 2020.