Official Poster Unveiled for Sci-Fi Thriller Somnus


Earlier this month we shared the first news and trailer for sci-fi thriller Somnus, written by Russell Owen and Chris Reading, and today we’re back with the official poster art for the film.

Film production, financing, and distribution studio Epic Pictures Group has acquired the worldwide sales and distribution rights to Somnus, Reading’s directorial debut. Somnus will be released in the US by Epic Pictures Releasing this year. Reading and his production company, Candr Pictures Ltd., will collaborate with Epic Pictures Group on the multi-platform release of Somnus.

The film is inspired by the iconic work of Douglas Trumbull in such films as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Reading stuck to practical techniques and shot with models and on location as much as possible. The interiors of Somnus‘ spaceship setting were shot in decommissioned military aircraft at the East Midland Aeropark with the help of enthusiastic volunteers there. A graduate of City University London and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama London, Reading has had success with a number of short films in festivals around the world.

The cast includes Meryl Griffiths (The Missing Hand), Marcus McMahon (A Helical), Mac McDonald (Shooter), and Jennifer Moylan-Taylor (Guardians of the Galaxy).

SOMNUS follows the crew of an aging cargo ship on their final mission working the monotonous Earth-Mars shipping route. Malfunctions aboard the ship force a change off course to Somnus, a remote asteroid colony. The crew members soon discover the inhabitants of the colony have a dark past and troubling plans for the future of mankind.




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