‘Doctor Who’ actress Karen Gillan stars in ‘Oculus’ trailer – watch

Horror film is out in April in the US

Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan stars in the trailer for forthcoming horror flick Oculus – scroll down and click to watch.

Gillan, who played the Doctor’s companion Amy Pond in the BBC show before leaving in 2012, will take on the lead role of Kaylie Russell in the film, which is directed by Mike Flanagan and co-stars Brenton Thwaites.

Oculus, which will open in the US on April 11 but is yet to receive a UK release date, focuses on Kaylie’s attempts to prove her brother Tim innocent of murdering their parents, while simultaneously battling supernatural forces which invade their childhood home.

Gillan will continue to branch out in Hollywood after also being cast in Marvel Studio’s new superhero movie Guardians Of The Galaxy. She is set to play the lead female villain in the movie, although details of her character are yet to be revealed. and will be part of an ensemble cast that already includes Glenn Close, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt from Parks And Recreation, The Walking Dead‘s Michael Rooker and John C Reilly.

Guardians Of The Galaxy will follow a team of superheroes – including Star-Lord, Drax The Destroyer and Rocket Raccoon – who appear in a 2008 comic book series of the same name. Marvel is hoping the film will kickstart another big screen franchise like The Avengers.

The film is being directed by James Gunn, whose previous credits include Super, the 2010 superhero comedy starring Ellen Page and Rainn Wilson. Shooting is due to begin this month (June) and Marvel has set a release date of August 1, 2014.