Djinn out of the bottle

Tobe Hooper-directed, UAE horror to premier at ADFF.
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It's been a long time coming, but as ImageNation boss Michael Garin promised readers in an exclusive interview at the beginning of the year, the much-hyped, much-delayed, much-pontificated, gossiped and rumoured upon ImageNation flick Djinn will finally debut at October's Abu Dhabi International Film Festival.

The movie will open the festival with a star-studded screening at Emirates palace on Friday, October 25th. For those who have missed the previous three years' reporting, the film was part of the now defunct six film slate of Emirati movies that ImageNation put into development in 2010 (Sea Shadow being the other notable one - we understand the other four have now been shelved). The production, under the guidance of Poltergeist and Texas Chainsaw Massacre director Tobe Hooper was beset with tales of walkouts, on set  strife and prominent royals paying to keep the movie unreleased after seeing a test screening.

We may never know how many of the rumours were true, but we can at least finally find out if it's any good.

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