Make a Date to Open Lionsgate’s Dibbuk Box

Oy vey! After years in development all of a sudden there’s all sorts of movement regarding the long talked about Dibbuk Box. You want we should tell you when you can see it?

With Saw out of the way, Lionsgate has secured the Sam Raimi-produced Dibbuk Box to arrive in theaters next Halloween weekend on October 28, 2011.

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.

Look for more on this one soon!

Make a Date to Open Lionsgate's Dibbuk Box

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