Danny Lloyd, the young actor who played Danny in 1980's 'The Shining', pretty much gave up acting after the movie was released.
All told, the actor had one other credit - 'Will: The Autobiography Of G. Gordon Liddy' to his name following Stanley Kubrick's horror masterpiece and retired from acting as quickly as he'd entered the profession. Flash-forward nearly four decades later, and it looks like he may be making a comeback.
In an interview with Bloody-Disgusting.com, director Mike Flanagan - who's taking on the sequel to 'The Shining', Stephen King's 'Doctor Sleep' - revealed that the original Danny Torrance may have some involvement in the movie. Currently, Ewan McGregor is set to play the role of Danny Torrance, now a middle-aged man who's battling alcoholism and the demons of his past, however Danny Lloyd may be in there somewhere.
"It's interesting, he's a teacher in the Midwest. We definitely spoke to him. I don’t want to spoil anything but yeah, we absolutely got in touch," said Flanagan. The director, however, was keen to point out that the movie is not strictly an adaptation of Kubrick's movie, but an adaptation of King's sequel. Stephen King famously hated Stanley Kubrick's interpretation of 'The Shining', so much so that he authorised another adaptation that became a TV miniseries directed by Mick Garris and starring Rebecca DeMornay as Wendy Torrance.
'Doctor Sleep' arrives in cinemas in early 2020.