Katee Sackhoff‘s genre credits continue to grow – Riddick, Haunting in Georgia, Halloween: Resurrection, White Noise 2 and “Battlestar Galactica” – as she will be joining Karen Gillan (“Dr. Who”) sidekick in Oculus, reports Deadline.
Sackhoff will play Marie, the mother to Gillen’s Kaylie character in the horror film. “‘Oculus’ starts a decade after a terrifying family incident left two young children orphans. Although her brother was charged with murder, Kaylie is convinced that a haunted antique mirror is the real perpetrator. Years later, the brother is ready to move on but Kaylie still wants prove that the mirror was responsible for destroying their family.”
Director Mike Flanagan co-wrote the script with Jeff Howard. The horror film is being produced by Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans and fully financed by their Intrepid Pictures. Anil Kurian will executive produce for Intrepid. U.S. distribution is being handled by FilmDistrict, and international by Focus Features International.