Warner Bros. Pictures’ “IT Chapter 2” might be the big horror-thriller on the market, but “Doctor Sleep” is just around the corner. Just like “IT,” “Doctor Sleep” is based on a Stephen King novel, and it’s a continuation of “The Shining,” following an older Danny Torrence. The movie follows Danny, who is now living a quiet life after the events of the Overlook Hotel from “The Shining.” In the story, Danny works in a hospice center, where he uses his special powers to help patients die peacefully. Danny meets others that share his powers, but they are being used for terrible purposes.
Mike Flanagan directed the movie for the studio, and the film stars Rebecca Ferguson, Jacob Tremblay, and Ewan McGregor. “Doctor Sleep” is scheduled to hit theaters on November 8th, and horror fans can watch the final trailer below.
“The Shining” is a horror-thriller classic, but it took time for the film to reach that status. The original movie adaptation, directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd, opened in ten locations back in 1980 and eventually went on to make over $44.7M for the studio.
The novel “Doctor Sleep” released in 2013, and this will be the first movie adaptation of that story. If you like to read the author’s original work before seeing the adaptation, you can find “Doctor Sleep” right here on Amazon.
The other big releases in November include “Motherless Brooklyn” and “Terminator Dark Fate” at the beginning of the month. Edward Norton wrote, directed and stars in “Motherless Brooklyn,” alongside Bruce Willis, Willem Dafoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Leslie Mann, Fisher Stevens, Dallas Roberts, Michael K. Williams, and Cherry Jones. Tim Miller’s “Terminator Dark Fate” is bringing back Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Edward Furlong from “T2: Judgement Day.”
“Doctor Sleep” is opening against the rom-com “Last Christmas” with Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, and Emma Thompson, and the drama “Midway” with Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson, Ed Skrein, Aaron Eckhart, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, and Nick Jonas. The other releases that weekend are the animated-comedy “Arctic Dogs,” and Paramount Pictures’ comedy “Playing with Fire.”
In the middle of the month, moviegoers can choose between “All Rise,” “Charlie’s Angels” with Kristen Stewart Naomi Scott, Elizabeth Banks, Djimon Hounsou, Sam Claflin, Nat Faxon, and Patrick Stewart, “Ford v. Ferrari” with Matt Damon and Christian Bale, and “The Good Liar” with Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren. The November box office is wrapping up with “21 Bridges,” “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” with Tom Hanks, Disney’s “Frozen 2,” “Knives Out” with its all-star cast, and “Queen & Slim.”
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