IFC Midnight announced today that it is acquiring North American rights to THE DJINN, from breakout directors, David Charbonier and Justin Powell, starring Ezra Dewey, Rob Brownstein, and Tevy Poe. In addition to THE DJINN, David and Justin had their feature directorial debut on the 2020 festival circuit with THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR premiering at Fantastic Fest and AFI Fest to rave reviews. Produced by Ryan Scaringe, Carter Armstrong, and Meghan Weinstein with executive producer Jilbert Daniel.
Synopsis for THE DJINN
The story follows a mute twelve-year-old, Dylan Jacobs, as he discovers a mysterious book of spells inside his new apartment. Grieving the loss of his mother, and feeling isolated from everyone except for his father, Dylan performs a ritual that promises to deliver his heart’s desire: to have a voice. But he soon discovers that every gift has a toll when a sinister djinn arrives to collect his soul. Now trapped in his new home with nowhere to hide, Dylan must find a way to survive until the stroke of midnight or pay the ultimate price.
This film will open in theaters and be available On Digital and On Demand beginning Friday, May 14 from IFC Midnight. Be sure to check it out as this one looks great!