Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Sales Trailer for Tobe Hooper's Controversial 'Djinn'

Just the other day, Twitch posted a few interesting images from the upcoming horror film Djinn directed by horror legend Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre). The brief excitement was qualified by a report to the effect that the film would never see the light of day, because "someone within the royal family in the United Arab Emirates saw the film and - objecting to its portrayal of Arab culture - has paid producer Mohammed Al Mubarak of backing studio Imagenation - a UAE based company - to bury the film."

Damn, that's rather cinematic in its own right. Their indignation probably has something to do with the film's synopsis: "An Emirati couple return home from a trip and discover that their new apartment has been built on a site that is home to some malevolent beings." Intriguing, and cryptic. The dictionary definition of Djinn is "an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals". Ah, so, the point emerges.

Well, it has now been revealed that such rumours are not true (a marketing device perhaps). Hit the jump for the trailer which, unfortunately, doesn't live up to the hype that preceded it. I can see why they were pissed off though.

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