Kate Bosworth and Thomas “I just want my kids back!” Jane have officially joined the upcoming horror thriller, Somnia. The film comes from Mike Flanagan and Sierra/Affinity with the american Film Market.
Somnia is described as being 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. In addition to Bosworth and Jane, the film will introduce Jacob Tremblay as the child.
“’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.
“Mike Flanagan blew us away with ‘Oculus’ and we’re thrilled to be working with him and Trevor on ‘Somnia’. It’s a huge added bonus that Sierra came on to sell the film for us.”
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.
Somnia starts production next Monday, November 11. It was co-written by Flanagan and Jeff Howard. Demarest Films and MICA Entertainment are financing, with Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy and Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson Producing. Mali Elfman and D. Scott Lumpkin will serve as Executive Producers on the Picture.