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First ‘Doctor Sleep’ Trailer Reveals Mike Flanagan’s ‘The Shining’ Sequel

King wrote it as a direct sequel to his 1977 novel.

King famously hated Kubrick's film adaptation of "The Shining" - in particular the liberties it took with his plot and protagonists - leaving Mike Flanagan with the unenviable task of marrying the visions of the 2 creative giants.

If there's one film adaptation this year that's gonna be downright hard to pull off, it's Doctor Sleep.

We already had an idea of the movie's cast prior to the trailer's release, with initial reports showed that Rebecca Ferguson would be joining the cast alongside McGregor.

"Threading that needle has been the source of every ulcer we've had over the last 2 years".

The trailer treats fans to come of these moments which have been replicated by Flanagan, save for the infamous elevator moment, in which a river of blood pours from the sliding doors into the hotel's lobby.

While we'll never change our mind that making a sequel to Kubrick's film is a fool's errand, the layers and levels that movie operates on are truly insane, we're still happy to accept this on its own terms. The clip picks up with Danny (played by actor Ewan McGregor), now almost his own father's age at the time of the first film, as he begins to experience visions similar to the ones that plagued him as a child: most notably the horrifying word that haunted his childhood: Redrum.

The filmmakers viewed 900 girls before selecting American actress Kyliegh Curran for her first major role, passing over more experienced child stars.

"Yeah, I think you do", Flanagan said.

Macy added: "In a very real sense, we're standing on the shoulders of literary and cinematic giants". Regardless of where you stand, The Shining soon became one of King's most famous works, which inherently raised expectations for Doctor Sleep upon its release.

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