Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane are set to star in Mike Flanagan’s Somnia, Sierra/Affinity announced today from the American Film Market. They will be handling international sales for both it and Flanagan’s Oculus.
Co-written by Flanagan and Jeff Howard, Somnia starts production next Monday, November 11. Demarest Films and MICA Entertainment are financing, with Intrepid Pictures Trevor Macy and Demarests Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson Producing. Mali Elfman and D. Scott Lumpkin will serve as Executive Producers on the Picture.
Oculus, meanwhile, is directed by Flanagan and written by Flanagan and Howard and will be screened at the American Film Market. Produced by Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans and co-financed by Intrepid Pictures and MICA Entertainment, the film premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival and was acquired by Relativity for US distribution in 2014. Anil Kurian and D. Scott Lumpkin serve as Executive Producers.
’Somnia’ is a natural follow up to ‘Oculus’ for Mike. We are thrilled that Kate and Thomas have joined us for Somnia, and look forward to Sierra presenting both titles at the AFM, said Macy.
Englebardt added, Mike Flanagan blew us away with ‘Oculus’ and were thrilled to be working with him and Trevor on ‘Somnia’. Its a huge added bonus that Sierra came on to sell the film for us.
Somnia is described as being a haunting, emotionally absorbing horror film about an orphaned child whose dreamsand nightmaresmanifest physically as he sleeps. The film explores the enduring bonds between parent and child and is punctuated by sequences of intense, visceral terror that only a childs imagination could conjure. In addition to Bosworth and Jane, the film will introduce Jacob Tremblay as the child.
Oculus stars Karen Gillian, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff, and Rory Cochrane. The film revolves around a horrifying family incident that left two young children orphans a decade earlier. Authorities charged the brother with murder, but the sister believes the true culprit is a haunted antique mirror, and is determined to prove her theory even though the brother has been rehabilitated and is ready to move on.
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