The Shining sequel: Ewan McGregor to headline movie

The Shining sequel: Ewan McGregor to headline movie

Variety reports that 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.

Sources say King has given his blessing to McGregor's casting.

The Shining sequel has been in the works at Warner Bros. for years, but has been moving forward steadily since Gerald's Game director Mike Flanagan joined the project five months ago. Flanagan's producing partner, Trevor Macy, will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment's Jon Berg.

But with It earning more than $700,000 worldwide for New Line past year, Doctor Sleep is now being fast-tracked into pre-production.

Retained from childhood is Danny's continued ability to "shine", tuning into an extrasensory gift that both endangered and, ultimately, saved him and his mother Wendy (Shelley Duvall) in the original story. 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.

Getting sober revives Danny's powers, and he tries to put them to good use by working with terminally ill hospice patients.

Ewan McGregor better start practicing his best "redrum". He establishes a psychic connection with a young girl who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by a group with similar abilities. Now, however, it is thought to be one of the great horror classics and has a built-in fan base ready for a sequel.

He can next be seen playing Christopher Robin's eponymous character in the fantasy comedy-drama film of the same name scheduled to be released on August 3, 2018.

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