Lionsgate and producer Sam Raimi have hired Award-winning Danish filmmaker Ole Bornedal to take on a new horror thriller called Dibbuk Box. The project was announced back in March of this year.
The film is in the vein of The Exorcist and The Shining, and it's based on a true story that came from an article in the LA Times about a family that found themselves in possession of a haunted box, and the story deals with their struggle to get rid of it and its evil curse.
Here's the beginning of the story straight from the article.
A small wooden cabinet went up for auction on EBay. Inside were two locks of hair, one granite slab, one dried rosebud, one goblet, two wheat pennies, one candlestick and, allegedly, one "dibbuk," a kind of spirit popular in Yiddish folklore.
The seller, a Missouri college student named Iosif Nietzke, described the container as a "haunted Jewish wine cabinet box" that had plagued several owners with rotten luck and a spate of bizarre paranormal stunts.
If you want to read the rest of the story of this haunted box you can read the LA Times article Right Here.
This is going to be a fun film project, and I'm looking forward to seeing it. Bornedal is currently working with Ghost House on a remake of his 2007 Danish-language thriller The Substitute (Vikaren).