Image Nations production, Djinn is to be made available on premium video on demand (PVOD) over the coming weeks. The supernatural thriller, directed by director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Tobe Hooper, will make its exclusive television premier on Etisalats e-life this Eid. Humaid Rashid Saho, CEO at Etisalats e-life commented: I remember going […]
The supernatural thriller, directed by director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Tobe Hooper, will make its exclusive television premier on Etisalats e-life this Eid.
Humaid Rashid Saho, CEO at Etisalats e-life commented: I remember going to see the film when it was released in UAE cinemas and felt immensely proud that this was not only a UAE production but also filmed in our country.
We know our UAE e-life customers will feel the same pride we do about Djinn and I hope they enjoy this thrilling film as much as I did.
Djinn retells the old folklore tale of Umm Al Duwais and gives a modern spin on the story for new generations. The film follows the plight of an Emirati couple that moves back from the US to its hometown of Ras Al-Khaimah, only to discover that its life is connected with those of the Djinn.
Khalid Laith who is steadily creating a name for himself in Hollywood playing supporting roles in films such as World War Z and the upcoming Hologram for the King is the star of Djinn. Razane Jamal, who you can see this Ramadan in Embratoreyet Meen, co-starts. The film also features numerous Emirati and regional talent such as Saoud Al Kaabi, Soumaya Akaaboune, and Ahd to name a few.
The film was a box-office hit following its theatrical release on Halloween, crossing the 1 million AED mark on its opening weekend.
Mohamed Al Mubarak, Chairman of Image Nation said of the deal: Djinn has been one our most exciting productions and being a horror film was something completely new for us and the UAE film industry.
Following the exclusive premiere on e-life, Djinn will be available on Etihad in-flight entertainment starting September, then on Emirates starting October.
Mohamed continued: The film was a great theatrical release and were so pleased the film will be opened up to new audiences in the region who can enjoy one of our home-grown projects through a range of platforms.