Tobe Hooper Talks Djinn

2011/04/19 16:22:20 +00:00 | Jonathan James

Tobe Hooper is in the currently filming Djinn in the U.A.E. for Imagenation Abu Dhabi, and Rolling Stone was able to catch up with him for a brief Q&A.:

"How did you go about updating the idea of the djinn?

It’s been illuminating. Believe me, it’s more than folklore. I started with the internet, and I started with Google Earth,  getting as much information as possible. Then, the preparation came around and I started visiting places. I started talking to a lot of people, both within the production and outside of it. I’ll be shooting on an ancient territory, a place that’s basically in ruins because the djinn had moved the human beings out.

What made Djinn stand out from other offers you’ve received?

It’s the best screenplay that I’ve read in many years, and it was much more of what I’ve always wanted to do. It’s more of a metaphysical thriller, laced with extremely good characters."

To read the rest of the interview, visit the source link below. For those that are unfamiliar with Djinn, here is the plot synopsis:

“The film is set in 2015 and follows the story of Khaled and Salama, a couple who return home from America to discover their apartment in a luxury high-rise, built on the site of the deserted fishing village, is also home to malevolent beings.”