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Doctor Sleep Will Be Longer Than The Shining

October 16, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Doctor Sleep

The runtime has been revealed for the upcoming Stephen King film Doctor Sleep, and it will be longer than The Shining. Doctor Sleep, based the novel which serves as a sequel to King’s iconic story, runs 2 hours and 32 minutes. Kubrick’s 1980 film ran for 2 hours and 26 minutes. It makes sense, though, as the same is true for the novels. Doctor Sleep is 531 pages long compared to The Shining‘s 447.

The film will be released on November 8. It was directed by Mike Flanagan (Gerald’s Game) and stars Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe and Cliff Curtis.

Here’s a synopsis: 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.

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