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Doctor Sleep (2019)

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“DOCTOR SLEEP” AWAKENS YOUR CURIOUSITY WITH CREEPY TEASER TRAILER



The world will shine again. Watch the official teaser trailer now of Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming supernatural thriller “Doctor Sleep,” the sequel to the classic horror film, “The Shining.”

“Doctor Sleep” 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 “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.

“Doctor Sleep” stars Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars: Episodes I, II & III”) as Dan Torrance, Rebecca Ferguson (the “Mission: Impossible” films, “The Greatest Showman”) 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.

Flanagan’s behind-the-scene creative team was led by director of photography Michael Fimognari (“The Haunting of Hill House”), production designers Maher Ahmad (“Get Hard”) and Elizabeth Boller (“Hush”), and costume designer Terry Anderson (“Den of Thieves”).  The music score is composed by The Newton Brothers (“The Haunting of Hill House”).

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, An Intrepid Pictures/Vertigo Entertainment Production, A Mike Flanagan Film, “Doctor Sleep.”  In Philippine cinemas November 2019, “Doctor Sleep” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.


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    DOCTOR SLEEP FINAL TRAILER BRINGS FATAL DUEL WITH EVIL

     

    The world is a hungry place, a dangerous place. Watch the final trailer now of Warner Bros. Pictures’ new supernatural thriller “Doctor Sleep,” the sequel to the classic horror film, “The Shining.”

     


     

    “Doctor Sleep” 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 “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.

     

    “Doctor Sleep” stars Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars: Episodes I, II & III”) as Dan Torrance, Rebecca Ferguson (the “Mission: Impossible” films, “The Greatest Showman”) 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.

    Warner Bros. Pictures presents, An Intrepid Pictures/Vertigo Entertainment Production, A Mike Flanagan Film, “Doctor Sleep.”  

     

    In Philippine cinemas November 27, “Doctor Sleep” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #DoctorSleepMovie

     

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    DOCTOR SLEEP MAIN POSTER RETURNS

     TO WHERE THE HORROR BEGAN

     

    Dare to go back. Check out below the main one-sheet artwork of Warner Bros. Pictures’ new supernatural thriller “Doctor Sleep,” the next chapter in “The Shining” story of Stephen King.


    In Philippine cinemas Thursday, November 07, “Doctor Sleep” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.

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    STEPHEN KING’S “DOCTOR SLEEP” IS THE NEXT CHAPTER IN “THE SHINING” STORY

     

    “Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep” 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 season’s major horror event, directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by Stephen King.

    Rarely has a tale of family dysfunction entered the modern consciousness as shockingly or as completely as that of the Torrances, the father, mother and son at the center of Stephen King’s third novel, The Shining.

    Originally published in 1977, the book went on to sell more than a million copies. Inspired by the author’s personal struggles, along with a fateful night King spent in room 217 of the Stanley Hotel in Colorado, the story of Jack, Wendy and Danny Torrance is one of King’s most personal works—terrifying not because of the monsters that live alongside us, but for the real-life demons that dwell within all of us.

    Thirty-six years later, King published his follow-up novel, Doctor Sleep, the continuation of the story of Dan Torrance. Although both are studies in horror and suspense, The Shining takes readers on a journey through the darkness of addiction, while Doctor Sleep brings them back to the light through recovery, self-sacrifice and redemption.   

    Filmmaker Mike Flanagan has been a self-proclaimed fan(atic) of King’s work since fifth grade, when he picked up his first book by the author. Flanagan says, “I was way too young, but boy did I start reading them. Those books frightened me like I’ve never been scared before and completely changed the way that I look at the world. That started this experience that I’ve had with so much of King’s writing: as a very scared kid, reading his work taught me how to be brave in short bursts. It became an exercise in character. I became a constant reader and struggled my way, somehow, into a career where people pay me to make movies, which is still crazy to me.”

    Watch Director Mike Flanagan explain his fascination with Stephen King and Stanly Kubrick in the film’s featurette Connecting the Worlds 

    Doctor Sleep brought back a lot of the themes from the novel of The Shining that didn’t make it into the film,” Flanagan continues, “specifically the focus on addiction to the degree that King took it, along with the notes of redemption. My initial impression was, ‘I love this story.’ I loved the three characters, Dan, Abra and Rose the Hat. I loved the contradictions between The Shining and Doctor Sleep: addiction and recovery; encroaching ice and fire. He took so many wonderful elements from the first book and let them grow into something entirely new.

    Flanagan knew that there was one vital step imperative to the livelihood of the project, the go-ahead that mattered most: Stephen King. The horror master was initially skeptical. But once the filmmaker was able to fully present his audacious take on the project, blending the published word with the cinematic legacy—in essence, giving King the resolution he felt was missing from Kubrick’s vision—the author enthusiastically signed on.

    Stephen King says, “I always tell people the difference between Stanley Kubrick’s movie and my book is his movie ended in ice and my book ended in fire. But, by taking Dan Torrance’s story as a grown-up and filtering it through his own, apparently large heart, Mike has been able to take the Kubrick movie a step further, so that it warms things up. Mike’s film does two things. It is a fine adaptation of Doctor Sleep, but it is also a terrific sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s movie ‘The Shining.’ Mike has worked in a universe where some of the things that happened in ‘The Shining’ movie didn’t happen in my book…and has somehow been able to make it work.”

    In Philippine cinemas Thursday, November 07, “Doctor Sleep” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company. 



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    “THE SHINING” LEGACY LURES EWAN McGREGOR TO STEPHEN KING'S DOCTOR SLEEP

     

    Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick.  These dual legendary namedrops were a crucial motivation for Ewan McGregor (“Moulin Rouge!,” “Star Wars” trilogy) to be on board his first-ever horror/suspense film, “Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep” (in Philippine cinemas Thursday, November 7.)

    The new film continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in Kubrick’s “The Shining.” McGregor is joined by Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Kyliegh Curran in the season’s major horror event, “Doctor Sleep,” directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by King.

    McGregor relates, “‘The Shining’ was talked about as being the scariest film in the world. As a result, I didn’t watch it until I was in my late teens…and I only saw it once, because it scared the s**t out of me. I’m not really into scary films—I don’t like putting myself through that. But I liked the novel `Doctor Sleep’ very much, which I read after the script. Then, I went back and read `The Shining,’ which I enjoyed as well. Perhaps even more than the source material, it was Danny’s story that really interested me. It is just amazing for an actor have all of this backstory.”  

    Without question, Danny Torrance is a character both moviegoers and readers have cared about. He is subjected to unspeakable trauma as a child, nearly all of it at the hands of his father, Jack. To shut down his pain, he follows in the same toxic and alcoholic tendencies as Jack Torrance, nearly destroying himself just to get the memories and his shine to stop. After hitting rock bottom with a resounding thud, he runs as far as he can with the money remaining in his pocket. Then, in Frazier, New Hampshire, his real journey begins.

    McGregor considers, “Having gone through this terrible experience, how does Danny carry on? How does he deal with his shine and deal with the fact that he’s different? He deals by drinking, like his father did, to the point where he can’t drink anymore. That was a very interesting prospect for me, to play somebody at that low curve of his soul. Then, also like his father, Danny gets sober; Jack did the same a few months before he took the job at the Overlook.”

    Finding a safe and welcoming community in the local AA chapter, Danny is led to a post for which he is uniquely suited. McGregor says, “Danny has always taken jobs in hospitals or senior homes. With his transient, alcoholic life, it’s something that doesn’t tie him down, plus he’s good at it. Once he gets sober, he starts working at a hospice, where he discovers that he’s helpful to patients as they near death. In talking them through the process, saying that it’s like falling into a wonderful sleep, he helps them cross over. That’s all of his shine that he will allow himself to use. That’s also how he gets the nickname Doctor Sleep.”

    Flanagan offers, “Dan’s shine has always tortured him, shown him visions of blood and murder. It’s made him vulnerable, the target of horrible things. And now, because of it, he can look at someone who’s about to die and know exactly what they need to be comforted. It completely recontextualizes this ability and gives his life and his shine a purpose for the first time. And in the novel that, for me, was when Dan Torrance really emerged as the hero of the story.”

    “Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #DoctorSleepMovie

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    “THE SHINING” LEGACY LURES EWAN McGREGOR TO STEPHEN KING'S “DOCTOR SLEEP”

     

    Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick.  These dual legendary namedrops were a crucial motivation for Ewan McGregor (“Moulin Rouge!,” “Star Wars” trilogy) to be on board his first-ever horror/suspense film, “Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep” (in Philippine cinemas Thursday, November 7.)

    The new film continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in Kubrick’s “The Shining.” McGregor is joined by Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Kyliegh Curran in the season’s major horror event, “Doctor Sleep,” directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by King.

    Watch the “Doctor Sleep” featurette “Kubrick, King, Flanagan” 


    McGregor relates, “‘The Shining’ was talked about as being the scariest film in the world. As a result, I didn’t watch it until I was in my late teens…and I only saw it once, because it scared the s**t out of me. I’m not really into scary films—I don’t like putting myself through that. But I liked the novel `Doctor Sleep’ very much, which I read after the script. Then, I went back and read `The Shining,’ which I enjoyed as well. Perhaps even more than the source material, it was Danny’s story that really interested me. It is just amazing for an actor have all of this backstory.”  

    Without question, Danny Torrance is a character both moviegoers and readers have cared about. He is subjected to unspeakable trauma as a child, nearly all of it at the hands of his father, Jack. To shut down his pain, he follows in the same toxic and alcoholic tendencies as Jack Torrance, nearly destroying himself just to get the memories and his shine to stop. After hitting rock bottom with a resounding thud, he runs as far as he can with the money remaining in his pocket. Then, in Frazier, New Hampshire, his real journey begins.

    McGregor considers, “Having gone through this terrible experience, how does Danny carry on? How does he deal with his shine and deal with the fact that he’s different? He deals by drinking, like his father did, to the point where he can’t drink anymore. That was a very interesting prospect for me, to play somebody at that low curve of his soul. Then, also like his father, Danny gets sober; Jack did the same a few months before he took the job at the Overlook.”

    Finding a safe and welcoming community in the local AA chapter, Danny is led to a post for which he is uniquely suited. McGregor says, “Danny has always taken jobs in hospitals or senior homes. With his transient, alcoholic life, it’s something that doesn’t tie him down, plus he’s good at it. Once he gets sober, he starts working at a hospice, where he discovers that he’s helpful to patients as they near death. In talking them through the process, saying that it’s like falling into a wonderful sleep, he helps them cross over. That’s all of his shine that he will allow himself to use. That’s also how he gets the nickname Doctor Sleep.”

    Flanagan offers, “Dan’s shine has always tortured him, shown him visions of blood and murder. It’s made him vulnerable, the target of horrible things. And now, because of it, he can look at someone who’s about to die and know exactly what they need to be comforted. It completely recontextualizes this ability and gives his life and his shine a purpose for the first time. And in the novel that, for me, was when Dan Torrance really emerged as the hero of the story.”

    “Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #DoctorSleepMovie

     

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    REBECCA FERGUSON SEDUCES AS THE SINISTER VILLAIN IN DOCTOR SLEEP

     

    Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson (“Mission: Impossible - Fallout”) portrays what director Mike Flanagan claims as “one of the best Stephen King antagonists in many, many years, Rose the Hat” in the horror/suspense film, “Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep” (now in Philippine cinemas).

    The film continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in Kubrick’s “The Shining.”

    Rose the Hat leads the quasi-immortal cult known as the True Knot, who have powered their elongated lives by victimizing children with the shine—“steam” as it emerges from their bodies—which is devoured by Rose and her followers. The former humans continue to move through existence, unnoticed, imitating humans, predators mimicking prey. However, the modern world—with its diversions, complications and shortcuts to adulthood—has dulled children’s shine, leaving the True Knot with fewer substantial sources of sustenance. For the first time in eons, they are hungry and their future is in question.

    Such a complex and dichotomous character made her casting a challenge. Mike Flanagan observes, “Rose the Hat is monstrous in a way that a lot of King’s villains never come close to. But there’s also something about her that’s magnetic, confident and very charming. There’s a wicked delight in living as long as she has without consequence. What would that look like?”

    “Rebecca’s one of the most charming people I’ve ever met,” Flanagan adds. “And she understood what makes a great villain. It’s that you need them to be liked. You want them to be feared, but you also need them to be liked. For Rose the Hat, we wanted somebody who had the things that Rebecca brings seemingly effortlessly to screen. Rose is beautiful, seductive and beguiling, and that is exactly her intention. That is the power that she uses to pull you in.”

    Ferguson says, “After reading the script, I thought, ‘This is one of the biggest challenges I will ever have if I’m offered the role.’ What I really loved was pulling down the scary elements—her limitlessness for cruelty and all that makes her the monster she is—and to make her as human as possible, while making her a threat to everyone around her. All that in combination with King and Kubrick’s revolution of the genre. There is no way you can say no to that.”

    As an actor, Ferguson built her character from one of the most relatable scenarios in the human psyche: “The whole essence of Rose and the True Knot line, and really pretty much anyone, is love. Being a part of something. It’s the primal emotions. The difference being that children are what sustain them. So, for Rose, it’s about providing for my children, my flock, out of deep abiding love.”  

    “Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #DoctorSleepMovie

     

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