The trailer for Doctor Sleep — a follow-up to Stephen King’s The Shining — summons the ghost of Stanley Kubrick’s original film.
The movie isn’t technically a sequel to that movie, instead based on Stephen King’s 2013 novel of the same name. The book, and now the film, follows a grown-up Danny Torrence (the kid in The Shining) as he deals with life (and death). Danny is plagued by the trauma he went through as a kid and now as an adult, he works in a hospice center where, aided by a cat who can predict when someone is about to die and his own psychic powers, he provides comfort to dying patients. He eventually teams up with a psychic girl named Abra to defeat a cult known as The True Knot that preys on children with psychic powers.
The trailer shows Danny meeting up with Abra, talking about his powers and his past, and walking the halls of the Overlook Hotel.
The film stars Ewan McGregor as Danny, with Rebecca Ferguson as the leader of the cult. Mike Flannigan — known for slasher film Hush, Stephen King adaptation Gerald’s Game and Netflix original series The Haunting of Hill House — directs the adaptation.
Doctor Sleep comes out on Nov. 8, 2019.