We talked yesterday about how Warner Brothers are going to be putting out a 3-hour director’s cut of Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep, and today we have more information about what to expect straight from Flanagan himself.
When Flanagan spoke with Collider, he had this to say:
“[Warner Bros] really let us do this right – it’s a finished, complete, fully polished new cut of the movie, there is new material throughout the whole film. Some of it is brand new stuff that was never included in the theatrical cut, and there’s also a handful of extended (or altered) scenes as well.”
He went on to say:
“There are some big new scenes, for sure. I don’t want to spoil any of that, but I can say that there is new material throughout (including in the final act at the Overlook). Some of my favorite stuff involved Young Danny and Wendy (there’s some terrific material with Alex Essoe that I’m thrilled is restored here) and will be familiar to fans of the book. There’s also a fair amount of new stuff involving young Abra in the film’s first act, learning about her shine, and how it affects her parents.”
Flanagan also says that the film is “more literary and the director’s cut breaks the film into chapters like a book.
Check out the trailer for the Director’s Cut and box art below:
Look for the Director’s Cut of Doctor Sleep digitally on January 21 and on Blu-Ray on February 4th.