'The Shining' sequel

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  1. Pelican Grove

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    Ewan McGregor will star as Danny Torrance in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the Stephen King novel “Dr. Sleep,” the sequel to horror classic “The Shining.”

    Mike Flanagan, who helmed Netflix’s adaptation of the King novella “Gerald’s Game,” is directing. Flanagan’s producing partner Trevor Macy will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg.

    Warner Bros. had been developing this film, as well as “The Shining” prequel “Overlook Hotel,” for years, but the studio struggled to secure a budget for either film. 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, and Warner Bros. saw “Dr. Sleep” as its next King adaptation.

    “Dr. Sleep” begins as Torrance carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. He’s become a reflection of his murderous father, with lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his “shining” powers. Those powers return when he embraces sobriety and uses his gift to help the dying at a hospice. He establishes a psychic connection with a young girl who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by a scary group with the similar abilities. They’ve found that their powers grow if they inhale the “steam” that comes off others with the power to shine, when they are suffering painful deaths.
     
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  2. lechnerd

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    Very cool.

    If you guys haven't seen Room 237 (documentary about The Shining) I'd highly recommend it. Gives you a deeper appreciating for Kubrick's genius. Film has so many layers I was unaware of.

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  3. Pelican Grove

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    That fucking carpet design is wild af.
     
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  4. gus_chiggins

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    Seems like all hotel carpets are trippy af
     
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  5. FelipeG

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    That storyline sounds terrible.
     
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  6. Nelson

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  8. TwoPoor

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    ...but it was written by King
     
  9. Nelson

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    really?

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  11. Pelican Grove

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    Eh I’ll prolly fuck with it.
     
  12. IHHH

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    You better not miss here
     
  13. dump

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    from Christopher Robin in Doctor Sleep

    what a ride for Ewan McGregor
     
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  14. TheGrifter

    TheGrifter It's a trick. Get an axe.

    The book was actually really good.

    Hopefully this is a faithful adaptation. I liked the trailer.
     
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    Too spooky for me
     
  16. shawnoc

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    I liked it. We read it in the tMB book club (about 6 years ago).
     
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  17. TheGrifter

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    King’s problem has always been how he ends his stories. I thought he closed Doctor Sleep very well.
     
  18. DriveByBBQ

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    The Shining sequence from Ready Player One was incredible.
     
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  19. shawnoc

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    It’s been a while since I read it, but I really remember liking the middle better than the end.
    Didn’t the end have something to do with grandma holding a mouthful of cancer and spitting it into the bad guys room?
     
  20. IvanTheTerrible

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    Really looking forward to this.
     
  21. Doc Louis

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    You might be thinking of the Simpsons version, The Shinning
     
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  22. shawnoc

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    Ach, do you want to get us sued?!?
     
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  23. Professor Moriarty

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    Thought the ending was corny and really disliked the tone shift in comparison to The Shining. I mean vampire gypsies who’s leader wears a top hat and they suck energy from soda cans....what a giant departure from The Shining which was, at its core, a haunted house with a dysfunctional family dynamic.

    I enjoyed Doctor Sleep but I wish the Torrance family wasn’t involved.