While fans of Doctor Who will be saddened when Amy Pond bids her final goodbye to the Doctor, fans of Karen Gillan won’t have to wait too long before seeing her again – this time on the big screen. Variety reports that the actress has officially signed on to play the lead in the film ‘Oculus.’
Perhaps most known for her work on the beloved BBC series, horror fans may remember her from the indie film Outcast. She’s returning to the genre playing Kylie, a woman whose life was destroyed as a child after her parents were murdered and brother was convicted with the crime even though she’s convinced the crime was committed by a supernatural force.
Here’s a short synopsis of the film:
Oculus tells the story of Tim and Kylie Russel, siblings reunited for the first time since a brutal murder-suicide shattered their family and their childhoods. Institutionalized for most of his life, Tim has come to terms with the tragedy that befell his parents, but Kylie is convinced that the strange, ornate mirror that hung in her father’s study had a supernatural influence over the violent events. Now she’s tracked the mirror down to an auction house basement and is determined to prove the truth about its powers both to her brother and to the world. As she does, the past bleeds into the present, the ghosts of their childhood are awakened, and they must confront the truth about their shared past at the risk of their sanity…or maybe even their lives.
Oculus is based on the award winning short film of the same name that was written by Mike Flanagan (Absentia) and Jeff Seidman. Flanagan will helm the feature version of his film which is being produced and financed by Intrepid Pictures. For an idea of what Oculus may be like, I’ve included the trailer for the short film below.
Production is slated to begin in the next few months in Alabama and as of yet, no release date has been given.
Oculus Short Film Trailer: