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“OCULUS” creators to plunge into “DIVER”

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With the standout supernatural thriller OCULUS (pictured, and reviewed here) making its U.S. premiere tomorrow at SXSW, its writer/director and producer have revealed their latest frightful project.

Deadline reports that writer/director Mike Flanagan, co-writer Jeff Howard and producer Trevor Macy will reteam on a horror film called DIVER that begins rolling this summer. Based on an original script by Diane Ademu-John and Carter Blanchard that Flanagan and Howard will rewrite, DIVER is set in New Orleans and focuses on a secret squad of psychics who plumb the minds of the recently dead to use their last memories to solve crimes. In doing so, they bring down the barrier between the living and the dead and release a supernatural force. Other producers on the film include Marc D. Evans, Asha Kurian and Julie Wilke. OCULUS opens theatrically April 11 from Relativity Media; look for a feature interview with Flanagan in Fango #332, on sale early next month.

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Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor, the position he holds to this day while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews.
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