Now this is an interesting idea for a horror film. Many horror films are based on Christian belief systems, or we get the routine slasher film. Tobe Hooper, who brought us the quintessential slasher classic THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and one of the greatest haunted house movies in POLTERGEIST, is back to direct DJINN, based on the script by David Tully, according to Hollywood Reporter.
The horror film is about a family who return to the United Arab Emirates from the United States, only to find that the high rise they're moving into is also home to ancient evil creatures from Arab folklore known as the Djinn. Emirati director Nayla Al Khaja will be a consultant to the film and also train with Hooper for her own feature-length film.
We all know Hooper can bring the scary, and as he said, "Simply put, this movie will scare everyone, no matter where you live or what you believe in." It's nice to see a director of Hooper's caliber diving into different stories and backgrounds to find cool and interesting subjects for his horror films. Looking forward to this one.