The Shining sequel stars Ewan McGregor as grown-up Danny

Ewan Mc Gregor reportedly joins 'Shining' sequel 'Doctor Sleep' as grown-up Danny Torrance

Ewan Mc Gregor reportedly joins 'Shining' sequel 'Doctor Sleep' as grown-up Danny Torrance

Warner Bros is pressing ahead with a movie take on The Shining sequel novel, and it's just recruited Ewan McGregor to star.

The sequel will be based on Stephen King's 2013 novel Doctor Sleep, a follow-up to his 1977 chiller that in turn inspired Kubrick's movie.

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. Following the success of New Line's "It", every studio with any sort of King IP under its roof has fast-tracked each property into pre-production.

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The story of Doctor Sleep picks up decades after the events of The Shining, with Danny growing up into a damaged man after surviving his father's murderous rampage at the Overlook Hotel. According to Variety, he has lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his "shining" powers. But after forging a bond with a young girl who also possess the same power, Danny discovers that there are bad people out there with similar gifts - and they want the girl dead.

Although Stanley Kubrick's The Shining became a cult classic, King was famously dissatisfied with the 1980 adaptation, and went on to write his own 1997 television miniseries.

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. He is repped by UTA.

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