Lucasfilm may have scrapped their Obi-Wan anthology film for now, but we’re going to see Ewan McGregor return to the big screen with Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep.
Check out the first trailer:
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 “shine.” 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. Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.
Watching the trailer, it looks like there’s going to be more references to The Shining than I expected. Besides the whole “redrum” thing, we also have some recreations of scenes from the first movie, even having the grown-up Danny look through the broken door where Jack infamously went, “Here’s Johnny!” I’m pretty sure we’re also going to get a young Jack Nicholson in this movie either in the form of a lookalike or a CGI recreation.
Catch Doctor Sleep in theaters Nov. 8.