‘Doctor Sleep’ Director on Recreating Kubrick’s Iconic ‘Shining’ Scenes and Banning Jump Scares

IndieWire | 6/13/2019 | Staff
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Earlier today, Warner Bros. debuted the first trailer for its upcoming horror movie “Doctor Sleep,” and any fans hoping the footage would contain strong ties to Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” were surely not disappointed. “Doctor Sleep” is based on Stephen King’s 2013 “Shining” sequel, and the first look at the film confirmed the film adaptation will also use some of Kubrick’s most iconic shots from his 1977 “Shining” movie.

Still, director Mike Flanagan revealed (via BloodyDisgusting) that these are all recreations and not just a redux of footage form Kubrick’s film. The only image taken directly from Kubrick’s work is the shot of the bloody elevators.

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“Everything else is us,” Flanagan said. “Everything else is our recreation. So I don’t want to spoil to what extent and what specific, outside of what you already got to see, what we have kind of been able to revisit form Kubrick’s world. But I can say that everything that we decided to use, our intention was always to detail and reverence, and making sure that we were doing it properly, with the hope that even the most rabid cinephiles might not be able to tell the difference with some of our frames and some of his.”

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Flanagan said his “Doctor Sleep” adaptation was made with “the full support of the Kubrick estate, who were willing to provide us with his designs.” As seen in...
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