We thought that soon we would see the long awaited release of Tobe Hooper’s most latest film Djinn, but unfortunately there seems to be something stopping the film from getting any distribution and that’s the producers themselves the UAE (United Arab Emirates).
According to Movie Sushi via Dread Central, Tobe Hooper’s Djinn was completed on October 2011 with a trailer being shown at the Toronto Film Festival which indicated that a release would be imminent in January 2012. Unfortunately, this was the last we heard and the apparent reason is;
“Some prominent member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi has seen the movie and judged it “unfit to provide an accurate image of the UAE.” With claims of it being politically subversive, Mubarak (who probably received a generous donation) is blocking distribution.”
Also, the film is said to of have had a screening in London in front of a select audience in which two large distribution companies were so impressed that they immediately offered to buy it. Unfortunately, Mohammed al-Mubarak (Image Nation President) didn’t even want to listen to any offers.
Even with all the obstacles in the way, Hooper is working hard to get things moving and hopefully an official trailer will see the light of day soon. At this time, no good news to report, but hopefully Tobe Hooper will be able to get his film out there.
In the meantime, you guys can check out some brand new images below from the stricken film.