The Shining sequel stars Ewan McGregor as grown-up Danny

The Shining sequel stars Ewan McGregor as grown-up Danny

King, who also penned the source material for The Shining, reportedly gave McGregor his blessings for the part.

Ewan McGregor is starring in the upcoming sequel to The Shining!

The big screen version of Stephen King's horror novel It was a huge box office hit last summer.

In September of 2013, Stephen King released his sequel to his 1977 bestseller The Shining.

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The novel picks up years after the traumatic events at the Overlook Hotel, as Danny grapples with the same alcohol and anger issues his father experienced.

Doctor Sleep will be directed by Mike Flanagan - who has previously adapted King's Gerald's Game for Netflix, along with other horror pictures Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil, and Oculus. 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. He is now working at a hospice where he uses his "shining" powers to provide comfort to terminally ill patients. Like his father, he starts down a risky path of alcohol and rage until he comes into contact with a young girl in a hospice who shares his "shining" abilities, and who is also being targeted by a group with the same capabilities.

McGregor can next be seen in Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" adaptation "Christopher Robin". Flanagan also rewrote the script fro Doctor Sleep, originally penned by Akiva Goldsman.

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