Tobe Hooper’s ‘Djinn’ Takes From ‘Paranormal Activity’

The entire production behind Tobe Hooper’s Djinn is out of the ordinary, so much so that I figured we’d never actually see it go behind cameras. It looks like this one is officially a “go” as the National has the first ever behind-the-scenes images and set report that gives us the first ever plot details:

The film is set in 2015 and follows the story of Khaled and Salama, a couple who return home from America to discover their apartment in a luxury high-rise, built on the site of the deserted fishing village, is also home to malevolent beings,” they explain of the story line that sounds a bit like a multi-being Paranormal Activity.

Much like most ghost stories, “There is not that much blood,” said Daniela Tully, the film’s German producer. “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.

Casting continues, but anyone joining the crew must abide by one strict rule: no one can mention the word “djinn” while on set. The measure has been taken out of respect and because it is thought that speaking their name could conjure one up.


Source: The National