A few months ago I got offered to talk to one of the Producers Trevor Macy on the film DOCTOR SLEEP which is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Stephen King, which is a sequel to King’s 1977 novel The Shining. The film is set decades after the events of The Shining and brings together elements of the 1977 novel and the 1980 film adaptation directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Was a really relaxed interview – Trevor was working on the sound mix for the film at the time so it was great to find out more about his involvement in getting the film off the ground, on working with Stephen King, the Kubrick Estate and obviously Ewan McGregor who plays the older Danny.
Most of you would already know some of Trevor’s work on Netflix’s Gerald’s Game (2017) and the The Haunting of Hill House. Have a listen to the interview below.
“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 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 opens in cinemas November 7 – you can take a listen to our interview with Trevor below.
*Header image above is the Doctor Sleep Premiere – Producer Trevor Macy, Actor – Kyliegh Curran and Director Mike Flanagan