Supernatural Thriller JINN’s North American Theatrical Rights Go To Freestyle Releasing
Freestyle Releasing has acquired the domestic theatrical rights to JINN, a tension filled supernatural thriller from Detroit-based Exxodus Pictures. The film, written and directed by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, was produced by Ahmad and Benjamin Dresser, and stars Ray Park (“Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace”), Faran Tahir (“Iron Man”, “Star Trek”), William Atherton (“Die Hard”, “Ghostbusters”), Serinda Swan (A & E’s “Breakout Kings”), and Dominic Rains (“Flight 93″). Richard Mandell, Najam Syed and Shahid Syed executive produced the film for Exxodus. A release date for the film will be announced in the forthcoming weeks.
The amazing story of JINN involves ancient mythological creatures who have never been seen in U.S. cinemas before. The premise of the jinn concept, known to over 1 billion people around the world, involves supernatural entities and revolves around creation mythology: In the beginning, three were created; man made of clay; angels made of light; and a third…made of fire. They are powerful due to their existence in a parallel world, and also because they have free will and can be both good and evil.
The film has already generated a lot of early attention online, as the teaser trailer and links to other related material have generated over 2.5 million combined hits.
JINN is also unique in that the hero vehicle used in the film, known as the “Firebreather,” was designed by the director and is the first vehicle in motion picture history available to the public for purchase. The “Firebreather” is a V8, 618 horsepower super exotic American muscle car with 50 limited editions being produced as the exact replica of the vehicle in the film. The car, several of which have already been sold, was designed by Exxodus Pictures to honor the Detroit automotive industry by creating a modern vehicle with the soul of classic American muscle.
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