“Haunting of Hill House” Composers the Newton Brothers Will Score Mike Flanagan’s ‘Doctor Sleep’

Filming has wrapped on Mike Flanagan‘s Doctor Sleep, an adaptation of Stephen King’s same-named sequel to The Shining, and THR reports today that the Newton Brothers will re-team with Flanagan to compose the film’s score. The duo, whose real names are Andy Grush and Taylor Stewart, scored Gerald’s Game and “The Haunting of Hill House.”

The Shining is such an impressive piece of work in all forms, and Doctor Sleep picks up from that in such a brilliant way. Stephen King is incomparable,” the Newton Brothers said in a statement. “Working with Mike is an incredible honor every time. The material he works with, the stories he tells and adapts, the talent, the crew, the producers … everyone involved brings their A-game every time and it inspires us to create the absolute best score for the film that we possibly can. It’s humbling to be on this team.”

Carl Lumbly was recently tapped to play Dick Hallorann with Alex Essoe playing Wendy Torrance in the continuation of the storyline from The ShiningKyliegh Curran has been cast in the role of Abra Stone, a girl who has the gift of ‘The Shining’. Bruce Greenwood plays the role of Dr. John. Alyn Lind is Snakebite Andi, with Jocelin Donahue also starring.

Jacob Tremblay, Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson also star. McGregor stars as the adult version of Danny Torrance, while Ferguson plays Rose the Hat.

Flanagan rewrote Akiva Goldsman’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel that picks up the life of the Redrum kid when he is in his 40s and struggling with the same demons of anger and alcoholism that plagued his father.

Doctor Sleep hits theaters on Jan. 24, 2020.

Mike Flanagan’s The Shining Sequel, Doctor Sleep Has Finished Filming

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As we first reported more than two years ago, a sequel to The Shining is in development. And we have some major news regarding the project to share with you, today. Director Mike Flanagan has revealed that he has finished principal photography on Doctor Sleep, which is slated for release January 24, 2020.

Flanagan shared the news with the following post on Facebook:

“So that’s a wrap on DOCTOR SLEEP! It’s been a long, crazy, truly unique experience. I read the novel as soon as it came out back in 2013, fascinated and moved by the epic story of Dan Torrance and Abra Stone, but I never imagined for a moment that I’d be the person to bring it to the big screen. It’s been an honor to spend the last five months with this fantastic cast and crew, and to be trusted with Stephen King’s extraordinary story. One of the highlights of my career, without a doubt.

“Shine on, everyone. Shine on.”

Oscar winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman wrote the first draft of the screenplay, which was later rewritten by Flanagan.

The adaptation will star Ewan McGregor as Danny Torrance. Appearing alongside McGregor will  be Rebecca Ferguson, Jacob Tremblay, Bruce Greenwood, and genre favorites Alex Essoe and Jocelin Donahue.

Doctor Sleep is, of course, a follow up to Stephen King’s The Shining. King served as an executive producer on the film, which is being developed at Warner Brothers. Stay tuned for more on this project as we learn it.

Stephen King’s novel, Doctor Sleep takes place several decades after the terrifying events depicted in the first book and follows a middle aged Dan Torrance as he continues to try to cope with the events that took place at The Overlook Hotel. Now having his own struggles with alcohol, Danny gets sober and relocates to a small New England town. Once there, he rediscovers his psychic abilities and meets a young girl who badly needs his help.

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Production Wraps on Mike Flanagan’s ‘Doctor Sleep’

Doctor Sleep– the highly anticipated follow-up to The Shining by director Mike Flanagan- is one step closer to hitting theaters! The prolific filmmaker announced on his Facebook page that production on the film has officially wrapped. He also reflected on the awesome experience he had making the movie:

So that’s a wrap on DOCTOR SLEEP! It’s been a long, crazy, truly unique experience. I read the novel as soon as it came…

Posted by Mike Flanagan on Saturday, December 1, 2018

It’s been a busy year for Flanagan, who recently wowed Netflix viewers with his excellent The Haunting of Hill House series this October. With more than a year until the film’s planned theatrical release date, Flanagan will now focus on his post production duties for the movie. The film is based on Stephen King’s 2013 novel of the same name, and it features the return of Danny Torrance… now all grown up after his traumatic experience at The Overlook Hotel all of those years ago.

Doctor Sleep will hit theaters on January 24th, 2020. The film will star Rebecca Ferguson, Jacob Tremblay, and Ewan McGregor. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more details on this exciting project as they break!

 

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That’s a Wrap! Filming Ends on Mike Flanagan’s THE SHINING Sequel DOCTOR SLEEP

Expect the Stephen King Renaissance that began in 2017 with the tremendous success of Andy Muschietti’s IT to return with a vengeance beginning in April 2019 when Pet Sematary arrives in US theaters nationwide. That movie will be followed by Muschietti’s sequel, IT: Chapter Two, in September. Then, in January of 2020, we’ll be seeing Mike Flanagan’s hotly-anticipated sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep!

Flanagan took to Facebook late last night to announce that principal photography on Doctor Sleep has wrapped! In addition to breaking the good news, he took a moment to talk about what the experience has meant to him:

“So that’s a wrap on DOCTOR SLEEP! It’s been a long, crazy, truly unique experience. I read the novel as soon as it came out back in 2013, fascinated and moved by the epic story of Dan Torrance and Abra Stone, but I never imagined for a moment that I’d be the person to bring it to the big screen. It’s been an honor to spend the last five months with this fantastic cast and crew, and to be trusted with Stephen King’s extraordinary story. One of the highlights of my career, without a doubt.

“Shine on, everyone. Shine on.”

It’ll be ages until we get a trailer for Doctor Sleep, but we can probably expect some “First Looks” to emerge in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for all Doctor Sleep-related news as details emerge; stay tuned!

Doctor Sleep stars Rebecca Ferguson, Jacob Tremblay, and Ewan McGregor; its official release date is January 24th, 2020. You can check out the synopsis to the source material, Stephen King’s novel, below.

Synopsis:
On highways across America, a tribe of people called the True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, the True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the steam that children with the shining produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to this icon in the Stephen King canon.

Are you looking forward to a slew of new Stephen King movies coming down the pike beginning in 2019? Are you excited for Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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‘Doctor Sleep’ Adds Jacob Tremblay

Jacob Tremblay has joined the cast of Doctor Sleep, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel of the same name.  Doctor Sleep is currently being filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, under the direction of Mike Flanagan. TMZ reports that Tremblay, who last appeared in the film The Predator, is being paid $100,000 for two days […]

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Jacob Tremblay Joins the Cast of THE SHINING Sequel DOCTOR SLEEP

Barely a tween, Child actor Jacob Tremblay has already made some serious inroads into the horror genre with films like The Predator, Shut In, and Before I Wake under his belt (along with many other non-horror roles in film and television). Before I Wake was directed by Mike Flanagan and, this week came news that the actor and filmmaker will reunite on the set of Doctor Sleep, a sequel to Stephen King’s bestselling novel The Shining.

While Tremblay’s role is still under wraps, he joins previously announced cast members Rebecca Ferguson (playing Rose the Hat), Alex Essoe (playing Wendy Torrance), and Ewan McGregor (playing a now-adult Danny Torrance). Poised to go before cameras this year, Doctor Sleep is targeting a January 2020 release date. It’ll be some time before we get any official images or a trailer, but we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground in order to bring you all Doctor Sleep-related news as details emerge. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, you can give the synopsis for the novel Doctor Sleep a read below.

Synopsis:
On highways across America, a tribe of people called the True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, the True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the steam that children with the shining produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to this icon in the Stephen King canon.

Are you a fan of child actor Jacob Tremblay? Are you excited to check out the Doctor Sleep feature film when it hits theaters in 2020? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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Jacob Tremblay Joins Cast of Doctor Sleep

Being one of Hollywood’s fastest up-and-coming young stars, Jacob Tremblay has been announced by TMZ to have joined the growing cast of Doctor Sleep, Warner Bros. Pictures’ adaptation of the Stephen King sequel to The Shining.

At this time, details about Tremblay’s role are unknown but his joining the cast reunites the 12-year-old actor with director Mike Flanagan, whose film Before I Wake served as his feature debut when it was shot in 2013, although it never had an official release in the U.S..

Known best for his breakout role as Jack Newsome in the award-winning 2015 drama film adaptation Room, Tremblay starred alongside Academy Award winner Brie Larson (Captain Marvel). He also appeared in the 2017 comedy-drama film Wonder as August Pullman, a child with Treacher Collins syndrome. He recently starred in The Predator opposite Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Keegan-Michael Key and Sterling K. Brown (This is Us).

Set to be directed as well as written by Flanagan, Doctor Sleep marks his second King adaptation after the acclaimed Gerald’s Game. Trevor Macy, a partner of Flanagan’s, is set to produce along with Jon Berg for Vertigo Entertainment.

Starring Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin) as adult Danny Torrance, the sequel also features Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible – Fallout) as Rose the Hat, Zahn McClarnon (Westworld) as Crow Daddy, Carl Lumbly (Supergirl) as Dick Hallorann, Kyliegh Curran (I Can I Will I Did) as Abra Stone, Bruce Greenwood (Gerald’s Game) as Dr. John Dalton, Alex Essoe (Midnighters) as Wendy Torrance, Emily Alyn Lind as Snakebite Andi and Jocelin Donahue (Insidious: Chapter 2).

Published 36 years after The Shining, Doctor Sleep follows an adult Danny Torrance (McGregor) from the original story. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one traumatic childhood year, Danny has been drifting from place to place to live for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism and violence. He settles in a New Hampshire town where he finds an AA community that sustains him and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prophetic feline, he becomes known as “Doctor Sleep” by the patients. There Danny meets Abra Stone (Curran) and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining to ever be seen, that flares up Danny’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival.

Doctor Sleep will awaken on January 24, 2020.

Check back soon for more!

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Jacob Tremblay Lands Role in Mike Flanagan’s Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Doctor Sleep’

No stranger to horror in his career as a standout child actor, Jacob Tremblay has thus far starred in both Before I Wake and The Predator, the former film directed by Mike Flanagan (“The Haunting of Hill House”). Flanagan is next adapting Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, and TMZ reports that he’s cast Tremblay in an unknown role.

Could Tremblay be playing a young Danny Torrance, in flashbacks?

Carl Lumbly was recently tapped to play Dick Hallorann with Alex Essoe playing Wendy Torrance in the continuation of the storyline from The ShiningKyliegh Curran has been cast in the role of Abra Stone, a girl who has the gift of ‘The Shining’. Bruce Greenwood plays the role of Dr. John. Alyn Lind is Snakebite Andi, with Jocelin Donahue also starring.

Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson also star. McGregor stars as the adult version of Danny Torrance, while Ferguson plays Rose the Hat.

Flanagan rewrote Akiva Goldsman’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel that picks up the life of the Redrum kid when he is in his 40s and struggling with the same demons of anger and alcoholism that plagued his father.

Doctor Sleep hits theaters on Jan. 24, 2020.

10 Upcoming Stephen King Adaptations We’re Dying To See

New Stephen King adaptations seem to be getting announced faster than Star Wars films lately, but we’re definitely not complaining. Unlike the cinematic universes dominating the box office, King adaptations have thrived for decades without needing to share stylistic, tonal, or narrative continuity. Movies and TV shows based on his work range from pure schlock […]

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Stephen King’s DOCTOR SLEEP Adds Jocelin Donahue

One of our favorite up-and-coming horror actresses out there is Jocelin Donahue. From her roles in House of the Devil to parts in such classics as Insidious: Chapter 2, Donahue is someone we keep both eyes on.

And speaking of which, today we have word via Deadline that Donahue has joined the cast of director Mike Flanagan’s upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining sequel novel, Doctor Sleep.

Donahue joins the recently Bruce Greenwood, Carl Lumbly, Alex Essoe, and Zahn McClarnon in the film. Are you excited about this casting? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Mike Flanagan directs Ewan McGregor as Danny Torrance, Rebecca Ferguson as Rose The Hat, and Kyliegh Curran as Abra Stone. Flanagan rewrote Akiva Goldsman’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel. Flanagan’s Intrepid Pictures partner Trevor Macy will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg, and Goldsman is executive producer.

Synopsis:

Danny 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 group with 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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