Ole Bornedal Set to Direct Ghost House's 'Dibbuk Box' Thriller
Acclaimed Danish filmmaker Ole Bornedal (Just Another Love Story, Deliver Us from Evil) is hitting Hollywood with a horror thriller called Dibbuk Box in the works at Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures. Heat Vision says Lionsgate is pushing this forward in hopes of shooting in January 2011. The film, written by Juliet Snowden & Stiles White (Boogeyman, Knowing), was inspired by this LA Times article about a real-life haunted box. Dibbuk Box, in the vein of The Exorcist or The Shining, is about what happened after a family wound up with the haunted box, setting off a harrowing struggle to rid themselves of its evil curse.
I'm already imagining something Paranormal Activity-like, where there's some found footage of this family taping the box that's doing crazy things. Not sure, I don't really see Ole Bornedal doing that, or maybe he's looking to do something unique. Raimi and a whole bunch of execs from both Ghost House and Lionsgate are also producing. No other details are available yet, but this sounds like it has the potential to be good. I'm at least more interested in seeing this than that damn Ouija board movie. I'm sure Paranormal Activity 2's box office this weekend is only going to cause more of these found footage realistic horror flicks to get made.