Ewan McGregor has been forged to play Jack Nicholson’s display screen son Danny Torrance within the sequel to “The Shining.”

McGregor will painting the now-grown son within the horror movie “Physician Sleep,” according to Stephen King’s best-selling follow-up novel, in line with an individual accustomed to the placement however no longer licensed to talk publicly.

The 2013 novel options Dan Torrance all grown up and haunted by way of (actually and figuratively) the tragic occasions within the 1980 vintage Stanley Kubrick movie “The Shining.”

Danny (firstly performed by way of Danny Lloyd) used to be chased by way of his ax-carrying father (Jack Nicholson in an unforgettable efficiency) into the snowy grounds in their abandoned Disregard Lodge, the place Jack died within the snow. Danny ended up escaping together with his mom Wendy (Shelley Duvall).

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Mike Flanagan is hooked up to write and direct. Filming is scheduled to start out within the fall, with a January 2020 unencumber date.

“Selection” broke the scoop of McGregor’s casting, noting it had King’s blessing.

The plot, in line with “Selection”:

He’s change into a mirrored image of his murderous father, with lingering rage and a consuming downside that dulls his ache in addition to his “shining” powers. The ones powers go back when he embraces sobriety and makes use of his reward to lend a hand the loss of life at a hospice. He establishes a psychic reference to a tender woman who stocks his excessive skills, and who’s being centered by way of a bunch with identical skills. They’ve discovered that their powers develop in the event that they inhale the “steam” that comes off others with the ability to polish, when they’re struggling painful deaths.

 

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