Danny Torrence will make his return in The Shining long-awaited film adaptation ‘Doctor Sleep’
Doctor Sleep synopsis:
Years past since the possession and death of Jack Torrence, his son and wife now recovering and still tormented by the spirits of the Overlook Hotel. Danny now residing in Frazier, New Hampshire, his “shining” after being suppressed, re-emerges and becomes a tool to aid terminally ill patients to pass on. In this sequel to “The Shining” a new element is revealed: Children with “shining” give out a psychic essence dubbed “steam” that releases when they’re tortured. This steam from the ill can cure the other ill, and a group of quasi-immortals named “True Knot” who are dying of measles are after it . As plans of theirs are made to kidnap a shining gifted child and use her gift as a never ending supply of immortality; the child uses her gift to alert for help from Danny, a man whom she’s been unintentionally holding a telepathic bond with. As Danny triumphs to save the child in the process he makes peace with the trapped spirit of his father, Jack Torrance whom dwells in the remains of The Overlook Hotel.
Warner Bros is behind this sequel, with Akiva Goldsman (Rings) as the write, and Stephen King acting as exec. producer. No word if Stanley Kubrick’s name or the original cast will be attached or the date it’s set for release.
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