Toronto: ‘Oculus’ Helmer Mike Flanagan In Focus Features Int’l Deal For ‘Somnia’
Mike Flanagan, whose film Oculus is playing in the Midnight Madness section, has got his next film. He’ll direct Somnia with production to begin later this fall. Focus Features International will handle international sales on the psychological horror film Flanagan scripted with Jeff Howard. Trevor Macy is producing through Intrepid Pictures banner with William D. Johnson and Sam Englebardt of Demarest Films. Demarest will co-finance with MICA Entertainment. Mali Elfman will serve as Executive Producer.
Focus Features International is also handling international on the Intrepid-produced Oculus. Somnia is described as 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. APA and Affirmative Entertainment rep the director and scribe.