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Doctor Sleep final trailer brings Dan Torrance back to Overlook Hotel

September 9th, 2019 | by vBollywood Author

The final trailer for Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep is revealed. The upcoming film is the sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking horror film The Shining and picks up the story of Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor), the kid in the original movie.

Just like The Shining, Doctor Sleep is also based on a Stephen King book of the same name. This is a sequel that elaborates on the ‘shine’ element.

Dan, who is a middle-aged man now, could not recover from the events at the Overlook. He comes to know about a special child called Abra, who has the ‘shine’ gift he has, only far stronger. She, and many other children like her, are being hunted by vampire-like cultists known as The True Knot who need to feed off the shine.

Rebecca Ferguson will be starring in the role of Rose the Hat, the villainous leader of the True Knot. While she looks the part, the promos so far are not doing a good job explaining the premise of the film, including the villains.

The final trailer finds Dan back at Overlook and rediscovering and confronting the demons (literal or otherwise) he experienced as a kid. Using Overlook as one of the film’s settings has also given Flanagan the chance to recreate some of the most iconic scenes from the original film, including the celebrated “Here’s Johnny” scene.

Doctor Sleep is also a homage to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Flanagan has had to walk a fine line between adapting the book and also connecting it to Kubrick’s cult horror film. Stephen King has repeatedly made it clear that he is not a fan of the original film and has often criticised it for multiple reasons.

Kyliegh Curran plays the role of Abra in Doctor Sleep. Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe, and Cliff Curtis will be playing supporting roles in Doctor Sleep.

The film releases on November 8.

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