FILE PHOTO: Ewen McGregor attends the Premiere Of Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's "Solo: A Star Wars Story" - Arrivals on May 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
In the original film, Danny and his mother Wendy, played by Shelley Duvall, escaped the snowed-in Overlook hotel after his father loses his mind, chasing his family with an ax before finally perishing in the snow.
Variety says the plot of “Doctor Sleep” revolves around Dan who has anger issues and drinks to dull the pain. It also lowers his “shining” powers. But when he becomes sober, his powers return and he uses them to help a group of people being targeted because they have psychic abilities.