Flanagan returned to the Tabloid Witch in 2011 with Absentia, a feature film that swept the Tabloid Witch, winning Best Horror Feature Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound.
Now Flanagan revisits Oculus. In 2006 he told the Hollywood Investigator that he intended to someday expand Oculus into a feature, and with Absentia's success, that day is now.
Dave McNamara of Daily Variety reports:
FilmDistrict has acquired Intrepid Pictures' horror project "Oculus," to be directed by Mike Flanagan from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Howard.
Film, based on Flanagan's short of the same name, is produced and fully financed by Intrepid's Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans with company's Anil Kurian executive producing.
International sales are being handled by Focus Features International at Cannes. Production is set for a late summer start.
Variety reported April 27 that Flanagan has come on board to direct, with production set for a late summer start. Intrepid and Focus previously collaborated on the international release of "The Strangers."
Read the rest of McNary's news report.