This Doctor Sleep movie is going to happen quickly. According to Deadline, the Stephen King adaptation already has a lead. Ewan McGregor will play grown up Danny Torrance, directed by Michael Flanagan.
For those who don’t know, Doctor Sleep isn’t just any old Stephen King book that I haven’t read yet. It’s the one that is a sequel to The Shining. The plot has something to do with Torrance saving some kid who also has shining capabilities from a bunch of Highlander types who kill other shining people to make their own powers stronger. Wampler, did I get that right?
I don’t know if this excites people because they love the book or if it’s because they love Kubrick’s version of The Shining, but if it’s the latter I have to advise you to set yourself up for disappointment as this probably won’t have much to do with that film. In fact, I feel like my King friends don’t even like Doctor Sleep that much. This movie might just be for Stephen King himself. That’s cool, he deserves it.
I assume the rest of this cast will fill out shortly, so stay tuned.