Ewan McGregor cast as Danny Torrance in sequel to The Shining

Ewan Mc Gregor cast as Danny Torrance in sequel to The Shining

Ewan Mc Gregor will star in the sequel to The Shining

While there had been plans for a movie, Warner Bros. struggled in developing a budget.

Flanagan is known for such horror films as Before I Wake and Hush, but also recently turned King's Gerald's Game into a popular Netflix series.

McGregor will play adult Danny in the new film - Variety reports that King has given his "blessing" to the casting - with the character having been a child during the events depicted in The Shining. It would be another 33 years before a follow-up was published, following Dan Torrance as he continues to deal with his "shining" powers as well as the alcoholism and rage that he inherited from his father.

Here's a plot summary: Doctor Sleep begins as Torrance (McGregor) carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. He is now working at a hospice where he uses his "shining" powers to provide comfort to terminally ill patients.

Torrance befriends a woman with similar "shining" powers, but the two quickly discover that they are being hunted by a group of individuals who want to kill them to enhance their own supernatural capabilties. Considering the industry is preparing for the Castle Rock anthology series, It: Chapter 2, a potential Dark Tower TV series and a film adaptation of The Stand, it is a big moment for King's work.

This marks the second time that McGregor will step into the role of an adult version of a literary character, with the arrival of Disney's Christopher Robin set to happen later this year.

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