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Afm 2013: Drink Up This Djinn Artwork

Next out of the Afm gate is some new artwork for Tobe Hooper's upcoming film Djinn. Can someone please buy this thing so we can all see it? It's been too long already!

The film stars Khalid Laith, Razane Jammal, Aiysha Hart, Carole Abboud, Paul Luebke and May El Calamawy.

Synopsis:

The story follows a young Emirati couple who return home from the U.S. to discover that their new apartment in a luxury high-rise built on the site of an abandoned fishing village is also home to the malevolent beings known as “djinn.”

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Film Review: ‘Djinn’

Film Review: ‘Djinn’
Few would guess Tobe Hooper’s been making pics since the 1970s, given how outright bad “Djinn” looks. Produced by high-power Emirati shingle Image Nation and Dubai-based Filmworks, this limp attempt at local horror takes elements from “Rosemary’s Baby,” “The Grudge” and others, thrown together into a cheesy, ham-fisted ghost story about an Emirati couple moving back from the States and tormented by a vengeful wraith. Hooper’s lack of engagement isn’t helped by unimaginative f/x and leaden dialogue. Given the mix of Arabic and English, “Djinn” is strictly for the Emirati market, along with more obsessive Fangoria fans.

The prologue tells of a baby who is half-human, half-djinn (a shape-shifting demon), taken from his mother, who now searches the world for her offspring. Shift to New York, where guilt-ridden Salama (Razane Jammal) feels she’s to blame for her infant’s death. Hubby Khalid (Khalid Laith
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New Trailer for Tobe Hooper’s Djinn

There has been little news on Tobe Hooper’s Djinn since we saw the first trailer in January, 2012. However, the movie is screening at Adff later this month and a new trailer has been released.

“Desperate to put the traumatic loss of their young child behind them, newlywed couple Khalid and Salama flee New York, back to their home in the UAE.

Unbeknown to the couple, their new home in luxury apartment block, Al Hamra, was built on the site of an old abandoned fishing village of the same name. Legend has it that the village was abandoned after manevolant beings haunted its inhabitants.

Unsettled by her new surroundings and the eerie hallways of Al Hamra, Khalid worries his wife is failing to battle her personal demons — but could it be something far more sinister?”

Directed by Tobe Hooper, Djinn stars Razane Jammal, Aiysha Hart, and Khalid Laith. Djinn will
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New Trailer For Tobe Hooper’s Horror ‘Djinn’

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist’s legendary horrormeister Tobe Hooper is finally back behind the camera for another frightfest! It may have been languishing and collecting dust for a couple of years (we first brought you the first 4 minute trailer over a year and half) now but a brand new trailer for Djinn suggests Hooper’s latest horror is set for a release very soon in the UK and Us.

The supernatural thriller tells of a couple who return home to their United Arab Emirates after a stint living in the Us. Settling back into their home, they soon learn that their new apartment in a luxury high-rise was built on the site of an abandoned fishing village which was also home to the malevolent beings known as Djinn.

Djinn was shot entirely on location in Abu Dhabi and stars Khalid Laith, Paul Luebke and Aiysha Hart.

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Another, Shorter, 'Djinn' Trailer Hits The Web

Another, Shorter, 'Djinn' Trailer Hits The Web
Tobe Hooper's latest genre offering, Djinn, a supernatural horror flick that stars Khalid Laith, Razane Jammal, Aiysha Hart, Carole Abboud, Paul Luebke, and May El Calamawy. Earlier this month we brought you the four minute sales trailer in addition to a href="http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/27845">a report about the film's financial controversy. "The story follows a young Emirati couple who return home from the U.S. to discover that their new apartment in a luxury high-rise built on the site of an abandoned fishing village is also home to the malevolent beings known as "djinn."" Hit the jump to check out the new, shorter, trailer for some eastern. supernaturalism...
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'Poltergeist' and 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Director Takes on Genies in 'Djinn' Trailer

It's here. No, not Carol Anne's TV People but the trailer for Tobe Hooper's latest chiller, "Djinn," a horror film based on the Arabic myth of the genie, a supernatural creature that, in this case, is far more dangerous than any earworms incurred from Disney's "Aladdin."

"Djinn" is an interesting beast, for sure. It's full of those age-old horror tropes that Hooper fans are well-acquainted with, like a haunted abode, angry supernatural forces, and a creepy stalker slash pretty lady who has some undue interest in the contents of a woman's uterus.

On the other hand, it's based on the ancient myth of the djinn, a being straight outta Arabic myths and even mentioned in the Koran, and the movie was filmed entirely in the United Arab Emirates.

On the surface, it's your typical horror film. Khalid (Khalid Laith) and Salama (Razane Jammal) are a young couple returning home
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Tobe Hooper’s Horror Return ‘Djinn’ Gets A Trailer

Any project involving Tobe Hooper is sure to attract interest from any horror movie fanatic. Responsible for important and iconic features as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist, Hooper’s latest venture back into horror has an all-new trailer. Djinn tells the supernatural tale of a couple who return home to United Arab Emirates after a stint living in the Us. Once settled back into their home, it soon becomes apparent something has changed, and not for the better. Check out the trailer below.

The last two decades of Hooper’s output has never hit the heights of his previous early directorial efforts, but fans are always eager to see if we might one day see that return. This latest trailer for Djinn certainly does not appear to show that return to form, but the length and pace of the trailer (almost four minutes) does not help either.

The film,
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Extended Trailer for Tobe Hooper’s Djinn

That “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” street cred is still serving Tobe Hooper pretty well, though the director hasn’t really done a whole lot of note in a while. The only film of his I’ve seen since was 2004′s “Toolbox Murders”, which I liked, though it really wasn’t anything innovative. He’s also directed some episodes of the cable horror show “Masters of Horror”, but he’s been pretty quiet since. Hooper’s latest in over 6 years is the desert-set “Djinn”. I don’t recognize any of the faces in the cast, but setting a horror movie in one of those ridiculously opulent Middle Eastern hotels should go a long way. Check out the first extended trailer for Tobe Hooper’s “Djinn” below. 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.
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Welcome to Your Terrifying New Apartment, Thanks to Trailer for Tobe Hooper’s ‘Djinn’

American horror master Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Poltergeist) has contributed substantially to modern classic scarefests and what we consider to be a the standard American horror canon, so it’s interesting that his latest film, Djinn, was filmed entirely in the United Arab Emirates and uses a menace straight out of Arab folklore and Islamic teachings. The film follows “an Emirati couple (played by Khalid Laith and Razane Jammal) return from a trip to the United States only to discover that their new apartment has been built on a site that is home to some malevolent beings.” Seriously, everybody needs to put some time into investigating just what their homes are built on. But Djinn might be encountering something even more terrifying than issues of architecture – Styd reported just last week that the film might not see the light of day, as rumors held that “someone close to Abu Dhabi’s royal family has
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Watch: Trailer for Tobe Hooper's 'Politically Subversive' Horror 'Djinn'

I'm not looking to kick up any political dust here, but this is quite an intriguing trailer. Horror master Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist) shot a film in the United Arab Emirates last year called Djinn, about a couple who return from a trip to the Us to discover that their apartment is haunted by a malevolent being. There were recent reports that distributor Imagenation Abu Dhabi was going to shelf the film for being "politically subversive", but new reports say it's still on track to be released this year. Italian site MovieSushi (via Styd) found the first long promo trailer, and it's honestly rather boring. Take a look! Watch the first lengthy promo trailer for Tobe Hooper's Djinn, originally via MovieSushi: An Emirati couple (played by Khalid Laith and Razane Jammal) return from a trip to the United States only to discover that their new apartment has
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Four-Minute Long Trailer for Tobe Hooper's Supernatural 'Djinn'!

Four-Minute Long Trailer for Tobe Hooper's Supernatural 'Djinn'!
Tbreak is reporting that Imagenation is disputing claims of bribery to bury Tobe Hooper's latest genre offering, Djinn, a supernatural horror flick that stars Khalid Laith, Razane Jammal, Aiysha Hart, Carole Abboud, Paul Luebke, and May El Calamawy. "These rumours are unfounded. 'Djinn' is in active post-production, and Image Nation looks forward to releasing the film in theatres later this year. As for offers, there have been no formal offers were made for 'Djinn'," says a statement from the company. In addition, Movie Sushi landed a 4-minute long trailer for the flick that sounds like an Arabic ripoff of Poltergeist, "The story follows a young Emirati couple who return home from the U.S. to discover that their new apartment in a luxury high-rise built on the site of an abandoned fishing village is also home to the malevolent beings known as "djinn.""
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Tobe Hooper's 'Djinn' Buried In Alleged Payoff? New Imagery!

Tobe Hooper's 'Djinn' Buried In Alleged Payoff? New Imagery!
Watching these old horror icons continue to fail is starting to get depressing. Tobe Hooper - the man behind The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeiest - is the latest struggling with a genre film. Last March Hooper got behind te camera for Djinn, a supernatural horror flick that stars Khalid Laith, Razane Jammal, Aiysha Hart, Carole Abboud, Paul Luebke, and May El Calamawy. Sounding like an Arabic ripoff of Paranormal Activity and Poltergeist, "The story follows a young Emirati couple who return home from the U.S. to discover that their new apartment in a luxury high-rise built on the site of an abandoned fishing village is also home to the malevolent beings known as "djinn."" With the feature in post-production, news out of Italy (Movie Sushi) is that there are major problems. You can read a translation inside and dig on a trio of new images.
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Images from Tobe Hooper's Djinn, Project Hits Release Problems

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Tobe Hooper's latest film, Djinn, is facing some problems getting released, says Italian web site Movie Sushi.

Hooper shot the horror pic early last year in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) for Imagenation Abu Dhabi. Khalid Laith and Razane Jammal star in the thriller about a couple who return home from the U.S. only to find their apartment is haunted by a malevolent spirit.

Djinn has been completed for a number of months now.  A trailer was shown around the Toronto International Film Festival and the aim was to premiere the film at the Dubai International Film Festival, however, Movie Sushi has received word the studio's head might shelve the film.  Head inside for more details along with a new image.

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Afm 2011: Handy New Image from Tobe Hooper's Djinn

Another master of horror has his latest film on display at Afm, and as always we have the goods for you right here! Think about what you want for your other two wishes, and read on to get the first one granted.

Tobe Hooper's Djinn, an Arabic-language film, stars Khalid Laith, Razane Jammal, Aiysha Hart, Carole Abboud, Paul Luebke and May El Calamawy.

Exact plot details have yet to be revealed; however, we can tell you that Djinn follows an Emirati couple who return home from a trip and discover that their new apartment in a luxury high-rise built on the site of an abandoned fishing village is also home to the malevolent beings known as "djinn."

Somebody call Tangina. This place needs to be cleaned!

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Afm '11: First Image From Tobe Hooper's 'Djinn'

Afm '11: First Image From Tobe Hooper's 'Djinn'
Looking through the hundreds of flyers we landed at Afm we stumbled across the first ever image from Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist director Tobe Hooper's Djinn an Arabic-language film starring Khalid Laith, Razane Jammal, Aiysha Hart, Carole Abboud, Paul Luebke and May El Calamawy. We also learned that the film follows an Emirati couple who return home from a trip and discover that their new apartment in a luxury high-rise built on the site of an abandoned fishing village is also home to the malevolent beings known as "djinn." Sounds like the same subplot as Poltergeist . Meh
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Mem Ferda Attends the New York Red Carpet Premiere of ‘The Devil's Double’

*Mem is now due to attend the United Kingdom Premiere at the Vue Cinema in London’s Leicester Square on Monday August 1st 2011

The Devil's Double had a Red Carpet premiere in New York July 25th and this thriller has also released in other cities across North America since July 29th. At the New York star studded event, both cast and crew were in attendance. As seen in the photos here and below, actor Mem Ferda, who plays Kamel Hannah, made an appearance along with lead actor Dominic Cooper. Many other stars of film and media were in attendance, which included Helen Mirren.

The Devil's Double is a biography of Latif Yahia's experience as a body double to Uday Hussein, Saddam Hussein's crazy, psychotic son. Latif is played by Dominic, while Ferda plays Kamel Hannah, Saddam's Hussein's best friend, body guard and food taster. This film covers the
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 30 Pairs of Chicago Passes to Saddam Hussein Film ‘The Devil’s Double’ With Dominic Cooper

Chicago – In our latest dramatic biography edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 30 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of the new film “The Devil’s Double” starring Dominic Cooper as the man who was forced to become the double of Saddam Hussein’s sadistic son!

Based on a true story, “The Devil’s Double” also stars Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Philip Quast, Mem Ferda, Dar Salim, Khalid Laith, Pano Masti and Nasser Memarzia from director Lee Tamahori and writer Michael Thomas based on the novel by Latif Yahia.

The film opens in Chicago on Aug. 5, 2011. To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “The Devil’s Double” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.
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The Devils Double movie poster 2

Poster for Lee Tamahori's The Devil's Double, starring Dominic Cooper. The second poster is in from The Devil's Double which also includes Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Mem Ferda, Dar Salim, Khalid Laith and Pano Masti. Michael Thomas adapts the screeenplay, based on the novel by Latif Yahia. See under the poster for more about the movie. The year is 1987 and Baghdad is the playground for the rich and infamous- where anything can be bought, for a price. When army lieutenant, Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper), is summoned from the frontline to Saddam’s palace, he is faced with an impossible request – to be Iraq's notorious Black Prince Uday Hussein's ‘fiday ,’ his body double. With his family's lives as well as his own on the line, his fate is decided. Latif begins his journey as Uday Hussein, a man as widely hated as he is powerful. As he learns to walk,
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The Devils Double movie poster 2

Poster for Lee Tamahori's The Devil's Double, starring Dominic Cooper. The second poster is in from The Devil's Double which also includes Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Mem Ferda, Dar Salim, Khalid Laith and Pano Masti. Michael Thomas adapts the screeenplay, based on the novel by Latif Yahia. See under the poster for more about the movie. The year is 1987 and Baghdad is the playground for the rich and infamous- where anything can be bought, for a price. When army lieutenant, Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper), is summoned from the frontline to Saddam’s palace, he is faced with an impossible request – to be Iraq's notorious Black Prince Uday Hussein's ‘fiday ,’ his body double. With his family's lives as well as his own on the line, his fate is decided. Latif begins his journey as Uday Hussein, a man as widely hated as he is powerful. As he learns to walk,
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The Devils Double movie poster 2

Poster for Lee Tamahori's The Devil's Double, starring Dominic Cooper. The second poster is in from The Devil's Double which also includes Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Mem Ferda, Dar Salim, Khalid Laith and Pano Masti. Michael Thomas adapts the screeenplay, based on the novel by Latif Yahia. See under the poster for more about the movie. The year is 1987 and Baghdad is the playground for the rich and infamous- where anything can be bought, for a price. When army lieutenant, Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper), is summoned from the frontline to Saddam’s palace, he is faced with an impossible request – to be Iraq's notorious Black Prince Uday Hussein's ‘fiday ,’ his body double. With his family's lives as well as his own on the line, his fate is decided. Latif begins his journey as Uday Hussein, a man as widely hated as he is powerful. As he learns to walk,
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