Relativity has dated The Disappointments Room, starring Underworld‘s Kate Beckinsale and Gerald McRaney, for release on September 9, 2016.
“The psychological thriller follows a woman (Beckinsale) who moves into a new house with her 5-year-old son only to discover a secret room within the attic where unimaginable horrors are accidentally unlocked.”
I Am Number Four and Eagle Eye helmer D.J. Caruso rewrote and is directing from an original script by “Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller, who penned last year’s gothic thriller Stoker.
Here’s the catch…
The Disappointments Room took the slot original set for Mike Flanagan’s (Oculus, Hush) Before I Wake, a fresh child-horror film starring Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Dash Mihok, Annabeth Gish and Jacob Tremblay. As of this writing there is no new date for the film, which has been caught in the middle of Relativity’s bankruptcy woes, which included a battle with Netflix. This hurts just as bad as A24 pulling The Blackcoat’s Daughter off their schedule earlier this week.
In Before I Wake, which screened at this past July’s Fantasia Film Festival, “Jessie and Mark, recovering from the death of their young son Sean, decide to take in 8-year-old Cody as a foster child. Cody seems sweet, loving and bright in every way, except that he is afraid to sleep. They soon discover why: Cody’s dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. In Jessie’s grief, she tries to use Cody’s supernatural abilities to reconnect with her dead son. Soon she discovers that Cody’s nightmares manifest as well, as they experience both the intense wonder – and intense terror – that only a child’s imagination could conjure. To save their new family, Jessie and Mark must uncover the truth behind Cody’s nightmares.“