Warner Bros. has a couple big adaptations that are making their way onto the big screen relatively soon. One is a beloved children’s book from the world-famous author Roald Dahl, and another is an adult sequel to The Shining from author Stephen King. The two couldn’t be more different from one another, but today, the studio opted to give us release dates for both impending projects.
The first one, Doctor Sleep from Stephen King, is getting pushed up from January 24, 2020 to November 8, 2019. That’s right. Instead of us having to wait a solid year for the movie to hit, we have just around 10 months or so. This means the movie will be competing with Sonic the Hedgehog (and let’s be real, that’s no competition), Kingsman: The Great Game (a bigger concern), and the WWII film Midway (probably not a concern either). On the whole, it’s a pretty great bit of counter-programming, and while I’d be a tad concerned that the geek audience of Kingsman may opt to see that prequel instead of Doctor Sleep, the genres are incredibly different.
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Doctor Sleep is written and directed by Mike Flanagan and stars Ewan McGregor as an adult Danny Torrance, the surviving child from the original novel. It also stars Rebecca Ferguson and Bruce Greenwood.
The Witches, on the other hand, is now officially slated for October 16, 2020 — so still over a year and a half. This movie will be going up against a Blumhouse horror flick and Micronauts. Admittedly, Micronauts may be a bit of a problem, but in my eyes, until it gets an amazing trailer, that one has “flop” written all over it, and The Witches is based on a big, beloved book, so my money’s on Dahl’s adaptation.
The Witches will star Anne Hathaway.
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