Mike Flanagan’s ‘Somnia’ Gets New Title: ‘Before I Wake’

Relativity Studios renames the writer-director’s followup to low-budget hit “Oculus,” keeps May 8 release date

“Before I Wake” is the new title of the Relativity Studios movie formerly known as “Somnia.” The studio announced the name change Wednesday, but said that its May 8 release date would stay the same.

“Before I Wake” is a thriller directed and co-written by Mike Flanagan, who had a hit for Relativity with last April’s “Oculus.” That $5 million supernatural thriller was based on an earlier short film by Flanagan and took in more than $44 million globally.

Kate Bosworth (“Still Alice”) stars in the film along with Thomas Jane (“Hung”), Annabeth Gish (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”), Dash Mihok (“Ray Donovan”) and Jacob Tremblay (“The Smurfs 2”). Jeff Howard co-wrote.

Trevor Macy, Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson produced “Before I Wake.”