Young Danny Torrance from Stephen King‘s horror classic The Shining is all grown up in the author’s sequel, Doctor Sleep. And now an actor has been chosen to play adult Danny in the film adaptation of that sequel.
It’s being reported that Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting, Star Wars) has signed on to play Torrance in the project, which is being directed by Mike Flanagan for Warner Brothers.
Summer might be just rolling in, but for many of us it’s just the final stretch of time to pass before fall and the Halloween season returns to us once again.
While we wait, dreaming of falling leaves and scary flicks on a chilly night, Universal has revealed that Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic The Shining will be a part of their Halloween Horror Nights festivities this year.
More on the news and a brief announcement video can be found below.
Director Stanley Kubrick‘s adaptation of Stephen King‘s horror classic The Shining is a terrifying movie, everyone knows this. But what makes the movie so scary, so unsettling, so darn creepy?
YouTube channel Lessons From the Screenplay dives into the film in a new video titled “The Shining “” Quietly Going Insane Together.” The video touches on Kubrick and co-writer Diane Johnson‘s process in crafting it, before moving on to what exactly makes it so creepy.
The Shining Available now on Blu-ray Directed by Stanley Kubrick Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelly Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers Warner Brothers Not Rated | 146 Minutes Original Release Date: June 13th, 1980 Fathom Events Screening: October 23, 2016
October is horror movie month. If you ask horror fans to rank the scariest movies of all time, one movie guaranteed to make almost every list is Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Controversial in his “loose” adaptation of Stephen King’s source material, Kubrick’s film was under-appreciated at the time of its 1980 release, actually procuring two Razzie Award nominations, including one for Kubrick himself. Over time though, The Shining has found its rightful place in horror’s pantheon of greats. This month, Fathom Events, Warner Brothers, and Turner Classic Movies came together to bring The Shining back to movie screens near you for one more day only, Wednesday, October 26th, as part of TCM’s Big Screen Classics series. The first of two days showcasing The Shining was Sunday.
For two days, later this month right in time for Halloween, movie fans will be able to gleefully yell, “HERE’S JOHNNY!” I am horror movie super fan, so it is with great love and respect for the genre that I call The Shining one of the scariest films of all time. Acclaimed Oscar-nominated director Stanley Kubrick‘s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Shining will return to theaters for two days only.