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Mike Flanagan’s haunted mirror tale, “OCULUS” picked up out of TIFF

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Though initially slated to come courtesy of FilmDistrict—which changed just prior to TIFF—Mike Flanagan’s latest OCULUS will now debut out of a partnership between Relativity and Jason Blum’s genre stable, Blumhouse.

Deadline reports the pick up of the haunter about a brother and sister who reunite to destroy a 300 year-old cursed mirror they believe to have caused a family tragedy. Brenton Thwaites, Karen Gillan and RIDDICK’s Katee Sackhoff star. Sackhoff will reunite with the ABSENTIA director for his upcoming nightmare-based film, SOMNIA.

For more on OCULUS, read our Chris Alexander’s review from the Toronto International Film Festival here.

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