When last seen in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace playing the seething Sith Lord Darth Maul, Ray Park was being separated in mid-torso by Obi-Wan's scorching lightsaber. Now Park is back on the attack as Gabriel, leader of a gang of badass genie hunters in director Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad's supernatural thriller Jinn. Ahmad is better known as a Hollywood storyboard artist and music video director with one feature, It's a Mismatch, under his belt. Here, in his first indie horror film, the rich vein of Arabian folklore is mined with riveting results, centering around the legends of The Jinn, supernatural creation entities infused into the core beliefs of many international cultures.
Here's the official synopsis:
In the beginning, three were created. Man made of clay. Angels made of light. And a third made of fire. Stories of angels and men have captured the imagination and been etched into history crossing boundaries of culture, religion and time. These two races have dominated the landscape of modern mythology, shrouding the evidence that a third was ever created. This third race, born of smokeless fire, was named the jinn. Modern man has all but forgotten this third race ever existed.
It is time for him to remember...
The solid cast stars Ray Park as Gabriel and Serinda Swan as Jasmine, plus Faran Tahir, William Atherton and Dominic Rains as the intrepid monster murderers. Jinn will open in the U.S. on April 4, 2014, in limited release.
Ready to pop the cork on this sweet little horror flick, or wish it would fly back in the bottle?
(Via Shock Til You Drop)