That's a wrap for Ewan McGregor's new horror flick Doctor Sleep. The highly anticipated sequel to The Shining was completed filming.
Mike Flanagan shared the good news on his official Facebook account. The director also offered some interesting details on how he came across the story and thanked his team.
"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," Flanagan wrote.
The film is based on King's novel of the same title that serves as a sequel to The Shining. The book introduces new characters who also have psychic abilities.
The synopsis for Doctor Sleep reads as follows:
"Based on the 2013 horror novel of the same name by Stephen King, the film follows an adult Danny Torrance (who was a child in King's 1977 horror novel The Shining) with psychic powers he calls "the shining" and dealing with alcoholism as his father did. Danny comes across a cult that feeds on the "steam" of children who have the same psychic powers."
There is little doubt that Doctor Sleep will be as terrifying as its predecessor. After all, we can trust Flanagan, who also worked on another King adaptation Gerald's Game.
Doctor Sleep is scheduled for release on January 24, 2020.