Bosworth, Jane in “ABSENTIA” director’s “SOMNIA”


Hot off of his acclaimed genre film OCULUS, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and is being released by Relativity in 2014, ABSENTIA director Mike Flanagan is already raring to go into the world of horror once more with his new film, SOMNIA. The film was announced at the 2013 American Film Market, with THE MIST’s Tom Jane and BLACK ROCK’s Kate Bosworth attached, which begins production today.

Written by Flanagan and his OCULUS co-writer Jeff Howard, SOMNIA is a haunting, emotionally absorbing horror film about an orphaned child whose dreams—and nightmares—manifest 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 child’s imagination could conjure.

THE CONJURING’s Kyla Deaver, FRAILTY’s Lance Nichols also star alongsideTHE VISITORS’ Jacob Tremblay, who plays the aforementioned orphan in the film which seems a mixture of THE BROOD and DARK TOUCH. Seeing the dependable Jane and the progressively genre-friendly Bosworth sign onto the film is a good sign, and hopefully, Flanagan can hone the potential seen in ABSENTIA and OCULUS into another great fright effort

For more on Flanagan, see our TIFF review of OCULUS.

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