Lionsgate has acquired North American rights to Dibbuk Box, a horror film to be penned by Knowing writers Juliet Snowden and Stiles White. Ghost House Pictures partners Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce.
Dibbuk Box 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, the movie 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.
Lionsgate and Ghost House are also developing Burst 3D.