Oy vey! After years in development a director has finally been picked to helm Dibbuk Box. You want he should bring with him maybe a schmear of terror?
According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision Blog Award-winning Danish filmmaker Ole Bornedal (The Substitute) has been given the key to direct Dibbuk Box, a horror thriller from Lionsgate that Sam Raimi and his Ghost House partner Rob Tapert are producing.
The film is in the vein of The Exorcist or The Shining, based on real events that transpired after a family wound up in possession of a haunted box, setting off a harrowing struggle to rid themselves of the box’s evil curse.
Juliet Snowden and Stiles White (Knowing, Boogeyman) wrote the script. The origins of the project lie in a Los Angeles Times article written by Leslie Gornstein, titled “A Jinx in a Box” (even she was late to the party). The real-life box gained notoriety in 2004 when it sold on eBay (multiple times) after causing inexplicable bad fortune to its owners, which was attributed to a dibbuk — a malevolent spirit of Jewish folklore trapped in the haunted box. A January start is expected.
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