GRUDGE TEAM OPEN BOX
Variety reports that Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert?s Ghost House Pictures will produce DIBBUK BOX, from a script by Stephen Susco, who penned Ghost House?s hit THE GRUDGE. The new project is based on an article from the Los Angeles Times by Leslie Gornstein called 'Jinx in a Box,' about an antique wooden box sold on eBay that contained an evil spirit and was brought to America by a Holocaust survivor after WWII. BOX will be about a woman who buys a similar cursed item and then has to uncovers its secrets to save her family?s lives. 'Gornstein?s article is ideally suited to be retold in a film that distinctively captures and magnifies the most chilling aspects of this story. We envision this as a unique horror feature that is fundamentally engaging and frightening,' Raimi tells the trade.
Ghost House, which is still plowing ahead with 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, scripted by Stuart (COLLATERAL) Beattie from Steve Niles? comic, for Columbia, is also developing another horror feature with a Beattie script for the Danny and Oxide Pang (THE EYE) to direct. And, of course, a sequel to THE GRUDGE is also in the works, though a storyline and filmmakers have yet to be announced.
Courtesy of Fangoria