Danny Lloyd as Danny Torrance in Kubrick's The Shining was undoubtedly one of the most unforgettable performances in horror film history.

The clairvoyant little boy prone to fugue states where Tony – the “little boy who lives in my mouth” – would take over and cryptically reveal preternaturally-gathered information, was a first big screen performance for Danny Lloyd, very young at the time.

The role will be resurrected by Ewan McGregor in Warner Bros. version of Stephen King's sequel to The Shining, called Doctor Sleep.  Warner also has Overlook Hotel, a Shining prequel, it has been sitting on for years. With the mega-success of It, every studio with King intellectual property has been fast-tracking it to development.

Mike Flanagan, director of another King adaptation – Gerald's Game – will be helming Doctor Sleep. In it, Danny is struggling with the demons wrought by his time at the Overlook, and using alcohol to calm them and quiet his clairvoyant abilities.

Sobriety, however, brings them back, but Danny chooses to channel them to help the residents of a hospice, when he meets a little girl who also has the power to shine. What happens to the two will be the heart of the film.

Catch Doctor Sleep in theaters in early 2020. Stay with The 405 for more as we hear it.