Ewan McGregor Starring in 'The Shining' Sequel 'Dr. Sleep' as Danny

Today in "sequels no one wanted" news, we're apparently getting a The Shining followup film based on "Dr. Sleep" and Ewan McGregor will be playing grownup Danny.

Ewan McGregor Starring in 'The Shining' Sequel 'Dr. Sleep' as Danny
NEW YORK – April 13, 2017: Ewan McGregor attends the premiere of "Beauty and the Beast" at Alice Tully Hall on April 13, 2017, in New York City.
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Variety broke the 'news' just a little bit ago that Warner Bros. has been planning to adapt the Stephen King book "Dr. Sleep", the novel-sequel to "The Shining", into a film for sometime now but struggled to secure the funding for either it or a prequel title based on The Overlook Hotel.

Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Ouija: Origin Of Evil) is directing the picture, and is no stranger to the world of King as he'd recently tackled Netflix's Gerald's Game based on one of King's novellas.  Trevor Macy will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment's Jon Berg.

Variety goes on to say that sources claim King is supportive of the casting choice of McGregor.

After the success of the remake of it IT, a film based on a King story, and the upcoming Hulu series Castle Rock, the additional film adaptation of yet another work by the Maine native doesn't seem surprising.

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