Based on the best-selling 2013 novel by American author Stephen King, Doctor Sleep is an upcoming sequel to the iconic 1980 horror film The Shining. The movie stars Ewan McGregor, who plays Dan Torrance, son of Jack Torrance, Oscar winner Jack Nicholson’s character from the first movie.
The first trailer to Doctor Sleep was released yesterday, June 13, 2019. It teases the story of an adult Dan Torrance as he endeavors to better understand his psychic powers amid problems with alcoholism. In the trailer, Torrance has a conversation with his niece, Abra Stone, played by up-and-coming child actress Kyliegh Curran, who tells him, “You’re magic, like me,” to which he replies, “…I don’t know about magic. I- I always called it ‘the shining’.” The trailer also calls back many of the horrifying scenes that made The Shining so iconic.
Doctor Sleep is set to be released in North America on November 8, and globally on October 30, 2019.