While the scheduled US release date of April 8th looks unlikely, Mike Flanagan’s Before I Wake looks set for an international release very soon. Why is the American release delayed? Well, the film is the property of Relativity Media, who continue to struggle with bankruptcy, and who’s aptly named The Disappointments Room has yet to emerge, despite a planned 25th March release.
Alarm bells started ringing as Before I Wake’s release loomed and nary a fresh poster nor trailer was to be found. A rep for Relativity has broken their silence on the release, telling Bloody Disgusting that “The date is moving, but not yet confirmed where it will land.”
The film will be rolled out worldwide on various dates throughout April. Below is a new trailer for the Thailand release, set for April 21st.
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.
Flanagan – known for acclaimed horrors Absentia and Oculus and currently tackling Ouija 2 – directs from a script by himself and regular collaborator Jeff Howard. Before I Wake stars Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane and Jacob Tremblay. Here’s hoping we get to see it soon.