Saturn Awards 2017: Mike Flanagan on Ouija Nomination; Updates on Gerald’s Game and The Haunting of Hill House
Mike Flanagan has, in a rather short amount of time, become a horror household name. With films like Absentia, Hush, Before I Wake and Oculus under his belt, it’s no surprise that he got a nomination at the 43rd annual Saturn Awards for his film Ouija: Origin of Evil, which got a nod for Best Horror Film Release. To celebrate this nomination, we got a quick statement from Flanagan about this recognition!
He tells us, “I’m absolutely thrilled that Ouija was nominated. The Saturn Awards are terrific, and I’m always really grateful to see that film recognized. Plus, it’s such a great time at the awards themselves – my wife Kate presented an award at last year’s Saturn Awards, and we had an absolutely blast.”
Additionally, Flanagan gave us a quick update on his Gerald’s Game and The Haunting of Hill House projects, both of which are Netflix productions.
“Gerald’s Game is all finished, we’re just sorting out our release strategy with Netflix. There will be more information very soon. I’m so proud of the film, and I can’t wait for it to get out into the world,” he states. “In the meantime, I’m a few weeks into the Writers’ Room for The Haunting of Hill House, which is an absolutely blast so far. We have a team of wonderful writers, and I haven’t been this creatively excited in a while. I’m also so excited to work with Michiel Huisman, who we cast last week, and we’re working on some other casting announcements that will be really exciting. The show itself, though, is beyond exciting. It is gonna be scary!”
The actual award ceremony will take place this Wednesday, June 28th, in Burbank, California. You can see the full list of nominees right here.