EXCLUSIVE: Relativity is near a deal to partner with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions to acquire Oculus, the Mike Flanagan-directed horror film that debuted at Toronto on Sunday night at the Ryerson in the Midnight Madness section. Relativity plans a wide release. Pic tells the tale of two damaged siblings who, as children, witnessed their parents’ harrowing descent into madness and murder. Brother and sister reunite as adults to expose and destroy the paranormal entity they believe is responsible: the Lasser Glass, which is a legendary mirror once owned by their family. Flanagan and Jeff Howard wrote the screenplay, which is based on the short screenplay by Flanagan and Jeff Seidman. Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaits and Katee Sackhoff star.
The film was produced by Mark D. Evans and Trevor Macy. Focus Features International is handling international sales and Relativity’s president of production Robbie Brenner is overseeing this. Pic was originally developed by FilmDistrict, which allowed the filmmakers to shop it here at the festival. Paradigm repped it.
EXCLUSIVE: Katee Sackhoff, here at Toronto starring in the Mike Flanagan-directed Midnight Madness Section pic Oculus, has signed on to Flanagan’s next film, Somnia. That pic begins production later this fall, with … Read More »
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 … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Katee Sackhoff is joining Oculus, the horror movie from Intrepid Pictures that already has cast Dr Who sidekick Karen Gillan in the lead role. The plot begins a decade after a terrifying family incident left two … Read More »
Karen Gillan will play the lead role in Oculus, a horror film being produced by Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans and fully financed by their Intrepid Pictures. Production is set for the fall in Alabama. The plot begins 10 years after a horrifying family incident left two young children orphans. Although authorities charged the brother with murder, his sister, Kaylie, believed that the true culprit was a haunted antique mirror. Now rehabilitated and in his 20s, the brother is ready to move on but Kaylie is determined to prove that the mirror was responsible for destroying their family. Anil Kurian will executive produce for Intrepid. U.S. distribution is being handled by FilmDistrict, and international by Focus Features International. Gillan, who currently stars on the BBC cult hit Doctor Who, is repped by UTA. Read More »
FilmDistrict has acquired Intrepid Pictures’ horror feature Oculus, to be directed by Mike Flanagan from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Howard based on Flanagan’s acclaimed short film. Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans will produce and are fully financing … Read More »