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Toronto: Mike Flanagan Set to Direct 'Somnia'

Focus Features International will shop the new project to foreign buyers at the festival.

TORONTO -- Filmmaker Mike Flanagan has set his sights on psychological horror film Somnia.

Flanagan, whose horror pic Oculus is making its worldwide premiere at the Toronto Film Festival next week, is reteaming with Trevor Macy's Intrepid Pictures on Somnia, about an orphaned child whose dreams -- and nightmares -- manifest themselves physically.

Focus Features International will launch the project this weekend to foreign buyers gathered in Toronto.

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Flanagan is set to start shooting this fall from a script he wrote with Jeff Howard.

William D. Johnson and Sam Englebardt's Demarest Films will produce Somnia alongside Intrepid and co-finance with MICA Entertainment. MICA co-financed Oculus with Intrepid.

"We look forward to partnering with Mike and Trevor again following Oculus. Mike is quickly making a name for himself in the genre space with his unique ability to tell haunting stories with rich tones and complex characters," said Focus International co-president Alison Thompson.

Flanagan and Howard are represented by APA, Affirmative Entertainment and Nelson Davis Wetzstein.