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The trailer for Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining, is here

The trailer for Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining, is here

As seen in the trailer, such shots as Danny Torrance riding down the hallways of the Overlook Hotel have been faithfully recreated to an nearly chilling degree.

If there's one film adaptation this year that's gonna be downright hard to pull off, it's Doctor Sleep.

"Doctor Sleep" is based on "The Shining" sequel of the same name from author Stephen King.

And while 2019's adaptation of Doctor Sleep is directed by Mike Flanagan [Kubrick died in 1999] the film is set "in the same cinematic universe" as the original, with flashbacks to The Overlook Hotel featuring in it.

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In 2013, Stephen King surprised his fans by delivering Doctor Sleep, a sequel to his classic novel The Shining.

"We used a lot of the lessons that Kubrick taught us about how to do a psychological thriller", he said, while adding the movie was "ferociously protective" of King's text.

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. However, when a young girl named Abra who possesses a similar extrasensory gift seeks Dan out, his peace turns to nightmare. 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. The job allows him to use his "shining" power for good, helping dying patients pass away peacefully, which earns the nickname "Doctor Sleep".

The brief teaser contained several images eerily familiar from Kubrick's movie, including a young Danny Torrance peddling his tricycle down the haunted hotel's foreboding hallways, and the word "Redrum" - "Murder" spelled backwards - hewn into a wall. These include the terrifying identical twins and a familiar-looking door in which a huge hole has been carved out.