No official plot yet, but the novel "begins as Danny Torrance carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. He’s become a reflection of his murderous father, with lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his “shining” powers. Those powers return when he embraces sobriety and uses his gift to help the dying at a hospice. He establishes a psychic connection with a young girl who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by a scary group with the similar abilities. They’ve found that their powers grow if they inhale the “steam” that comes off others with the power to shine, when they are suffering painful deaths."
Director Mike Flanagan confirmed in an interview that the film will acknowledge The Shining, saying: "I think you do have to acknowledge that. There is no version of the world where I am trying not to acknowledge one of the greatest films ever made. There’s no upside in shying away from that reality. At the same time, this is not The Shining. It’s its own story and in a very specific way. If you’ve read the book, you know exactly why it’s so different but it’s quite a tightrope that we’re walking I think. I’m having a great time doing it. I’m just going to get the movie out and then turn off the internet for two weeks and see how it all goes."
Carl Lumbly plays "Dick Hallorann."
Alex Essoe plays "Wendy Torrance," continuing off her character and storyline from The Shining.
Bruce Greenwood plays "Dr. John."
Emily Alyn Lind (Lights Out) plays "Snakebite Andi, a member of a nomadic psychic group who feeds off the ‘steam’ of those children gifted with ‘the Shining’."
Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to star opposite Ewan McGregor.
Ewan McGregor is set to play Danny Torrance in the film.
Akiva Goldsman (Insurgent, Rings, The Dark Tower) wrote an early draft of the script.
Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Before I Wake, Gerald's Game) will direct.
Based on the novel with the same name from Stephen King. The novel itself is a sequel to 1977's The Shining.