Riddick and Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackhoff is currently at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting her new horror, Oculus, which is directed by Mike Flanagan (Absentia). Over the weekend it was confirmed that Flanagan’s next horror after Oculus would be the psychological chiller Somnia, and it has now been confirmed that Sackhoff will be starring in the film.
Deadline reports that 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.
Somnia begins production later this fall, with Focus Features International handling international sales on the psychological horror film scripted by Flanagan and 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 is exec producer.