Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Karen Gillan Will Be Part Of The Circle
She's joining the tech thriller
Vincent Cassel Joins The New Bourne Film
He'll be a villain...
Josh Gad On To Play Roger Ebert
Joining Will Ferrell in Russ & Roger Go Beyond
Chloe Grace Moretz Battles Aliens In The First Promo For The 5th Wave
When ETs attack
Geostorm Flies To 2017
The Gerard Butler action thriller is on the move
First Trailer For Eddie Redmayne's The Danish Girl
Reuniting with Tom Hooper for the historic transgender drama
Risen Trailer Emerges Online
Joseph Fiennes' Roman crosses path with a mystery
Sam Neill Plays For Tommy's Honour
Starring in Jason Connery's golf biopic
Michael J. Fox Will Voice A Robotic Dog
In animated adventure A.R.C.H.I.E.
New Trailer For Macbeth Online
Is this Fassbender and Cotillard we see before us?
Pascal Chaumeil 1961-2015
French filmmaker dies aged 54
Full BFI London Film Festival Programme Unveiled
Ben Wheatley's High Rise to screen at Empire Gala
Attention! New Dad's Army Image Online
Walmington-On-Sea platoon form rank
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
17 August 2015
Oculus Director Mike Flanagan Summons Ouija 2
Annalise Basso taking the lead
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Water Diviner (2015)
Empire Star Rating
White Bird In A Blizzard (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Oculus (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Sirius (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Oblivion (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Kate Bosworth & Thomas Jane Suffering Somnia
Second horror from Oculus director

08 November 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

alt

Following yesterday's announcement about Mara, the Olga Kurylenko horror thriller about Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome, there's news this morning that we can expect yet further sleep-danger shenanigans. Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane will be teaming up to tackle Somnia, the next film from Oculus director Mike Flanagan. Nine, ten, never sleep again...

On a different tack to Mara's sleep paralysis, Somnia focuses on an orphaned child (Jacob Tremblay, from The Smurfs 2) whose dreams and nightmares manifest physically as he sleeps (wasn't that a Buffy episode?). Bosworth and Jane will be playing his adoptive parents, presumably forced to deal with whatever junior conjures up after bedtime.

Flanagan's Oculus (about a possessed antique mirror) also had orphans at its centre, which is perhaps why producer Trevor Macy calls Somnia "a natural follow-up". 

"We're thrilled that Kate and Thomas have joined us," says Macy, "and look forward to presenting Somnia at the American Film Market." William D. Johnson of financiers Demarest Films is similarly "thrilled to be working with Mike and Trevor". So many thrills! Let's hope there are an equal number in the finished movie.

As well as directing, Flanagan wrote Somnia's screenplay in cahoots once again with his Oculus writing partner Jeff Howard. Shooting starts next weekend.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Podcast 86: Jude Law, Alfonso Cuarón
Are you the law?
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)