Possession Moves for Devil Inside

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Release date shift for Lionsgate film

The Possession – the Sam Raimi-produced horror film formerly known as The Dibbuk Box – has moved to an August 31 release date.

It was originally slated to open January 6.

Our best guess is that this shift had to do with Paramount’s The Devil Inside opening in that January slot.

The Possession stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport and Natasha Calis. 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.

Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor