Lionsgate’s ‘Dibbuk Box’ Becomes ‘Possession’?

Bloody Disgusting has exclusively learned that as of this writing the Sam Raimi Ghost House Pictures-produced Dibbuk Box is prepping for release under the title Possession, a pretty generic title if you ask this writer. (There’s already the 2009 direct-to-disc thriller starring Sarah Michelle Gellar named Possession and Blair Witch Project director Eduardo Sanchez’s The Possession also in post — not to mention my screwed up brain immediately associating the title with Repossessed starring Leslie Nielsen and Linda Blair.)

Deep into post-production, the Ole Bornedal-directed horror starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, Natasha Calis will arrive in theaters January 6, 2012, via Lionsgate.

Morgan will star as a recently divorced father whose youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. As his daughter’s behavior becomes more erratic, the father senses a dark presence building until he discovers that the box was built to contain a dibbuk — a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

We’ll update you when/if this becomes official.