The upcoming adaptation of Stephen King‘s sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, isn’t arriving in theaters until November. A bit of a bummer for those who were wishing they could see it this Halloween season.
But now some people will have a chance to see it early. It’s been announced that Fandango is bringing the movie to theaters early for one night only, and just in time for Halloween.
â€œDoctor Sleepâ€ continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Kyliegh Curran star in the supernatural thriller, directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by Stephen King.
Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the â€œshine.â€ Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.
Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abraâ€™s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never beforeâ€”at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.
â€œDoctor Sleepâ€ stars Ewan McGregor (â€œStar Wars: Episodes I, II & III,â€ â€œT2 Trainspottingâ€) as Dan Torrance, Rebecca Ferguson (the â€œMission: Impossibleâ€ films, â€œThe Greatest Showmanâ€) as Rose the Hat, and Kyliegh Curran, in her major feature film debut, as Abra. The main ensemble cast also includes Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe and Cliff Curtis.
Trevor Macy and Jon Berg produced the film, with Roy Lee, Scott Lumpkin, Akiva Goldsman and Kevin McCormick serving as executive producers.
Flanaganâ€™s behind-the-scene creative team was led by director of photography Michael Fimognari (â€œThe Haunting of Hill Houseâ€), production designers Maher Ahmad (â€œGet Hardâ€) and Elizabeth Boller (â€œHushâ€), and costume designer Terry Anderson (â€œDen of Thievesâ€). The music score is composed by The Newton Brothers (â€œThe Haunting of Hill Houseâ€).
The only bad news is that the special early screening is only going to be on about 400 screens, so not everyone will have the opportunity to see it. Tickets for the event are on sale now, and you can head over to Fandango to see if it’ll be in your area.
After the early screening, Doctor Sleep will be released in theaters everywhere on November 8th. You can click right here for trailers and more if you missed anything.
[Source: via Bloody Disgusting]
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