However, in an interview with Bloody Disgusting, director Mike Flanagan has revealed that such reference won’t be limited to King’s novel, as it will also acknowledge Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1980 film – and they even tracked down actor Danny Lloyd, who played Danny Torrance in the original movie.
“I think you do have to acknowledge that,” said Flanagan. “There is no version of the world where I am trying not to acknowledge one of the greatest films ever made. There’s no upside in shying away from that reality. At the same time, this is not The Shining. It’s its own story and in a very specific way.