Tells the nightmarish story of a young Emirati couple who return home from the U.S. and discover that their new apartment in a luxury high-rise built on the site of an abandoned fishing village is also home to the malevolent beings known as Djinn.
STARRING Khalid Laith
Saoud Al Kaabi
There's currently no US distribution.
The studio responded to the "rumors" recently, saying: "These rumours are unfounded. Djinn is in active post-production, and Image Nation looks forward to releasing the film in theatres later this year. As for offers, there have been no formal offers were made for Djinn." (1/10/12)
Rumors have surfaced recently detailing that someone close to Abu Dhabi's royal family has seen the movie and "does not appreciate its portrayal of the UAE and considers the movie to be politically subversive, and that they've paid off the studio's chairman, Mohammed Al Mubarak, to bury it." Adding... "The whole cast and crew is furious with Imagenation [the studio]. They are telling everybody different stories. One actor in the film was even told by someone at the studio that it would never be released because it portrays a 'witchcraft belief that the country does not acknowledge'. "That's unbelievable!," one source close to the production said. "Everybody knows what's really going on but they're afraid to talk because they think Al Mubarak will start a smear campaign against them in the Emirati pressn - which is not exactly fair or free."(1/8/12)
Filmed in the United Arab Emirates.
The story is said to be set in 2015.
One of the producer's was quoted saying: "There is not that much blood. It is more of a supernatural horror rather than a thriller or slasher horror. It is a tale told with a lot of respect for the Emirati traditions and it will stay with you for a long time."
Director Tobe Hooper had this to say about the project: “The horror genre speaks an international language, and I am so pleased to be involved in a project with Imagenation Abu Dhabi that will transcend cultures and borders. Simply put, this movie will scare everyone, no matter where you live or what you believe in!"
Fans should recognize director Tobe Hooper as the man behind such films as the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist.
Described as a "unique new take on the haunted house thriller [and] uncovers the dark truth behind classic fairy tales of the Genie."
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