When Lionsgate rolls out the latest Sam Raimi-produced supernatural thriller on January 6, it will now be called The Possession, you know, to avoid confusion with the other genre films that carry that moniker.
The project was formerly known as Dibbuk Box and was originally slated to debut in October. It was then shifted to 2012.
The film is a fictional retelling of Los Angeles Times writer Leslie Gornstein's article "Jinx in a Box" about an antique wooden box purchased on eBay which reportedly had been brought to America by a Holocaust survivor after World War II. The box, supposedly containing an evil spirit, brought devastating effects to a series of buyers. Inspired by these real events, "Dibbuk Box" centers around a cursed relic containing mysterious familial tokens that is mistakenly purchased and its new owner must solve its mystery to save her own family.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick star.