2019 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for Stephen King fans, not only will we see the return of the terrifying Pennywise in It: Chapter Two, but now it has been confirmed that Mike Flanagan’s sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, has had it’s release moved up.
According to Empire, Doctor Sleep will now arrive in cinemas on November 8, 2019 ahead of it’s original January 23, 2020 release date.
Based on the novel by Stephen King which serves as a sequel to The Shining, a now adult Danny Torrence (Ewan McGregor) who possesses psychic powers, which are referred to as ‘the shining’ is still haunted by the horrors of the Overlook Hotel and given to fits of alcoholism like his father Jack. Danny then comes into contact with a sinister cult that feeds on the “steam” of children who have the same psychic powers.
The new release date is very exciting news and King fans will be in for one terrifying treat here. Not only is the film’s cast being led by Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson, but we also have the presence of Flanagan as the film’s director who is becoming the go-to master for terrifying horror and who is coming off of strong work on projects such as Gerald’s Game and The Haunting of Hill House.
I’m ready and excited to see what horrors await when Doctor Sleep arrives in cinemas on November 8.