The Possession is a 2012 horror film directed by Ole Bornedal and co-produced by Sam Raimi. It is scheduled to be released on August 31, 2012, with the film premiering at the Film4 FrightFest. The story is based on the allegedly haunted Dybbuk box. Bornedal cited films like The Exorcist as an inspiration, praising their subtlety.
The Buzz: What really freaks us out here? If this tweaked true story is a hit, screenwriters Juliet Snowden and Stiles White might find their two proposed remakes greenlighted: Poltergeist and The Birds. Horror fans might be turned off by this since the general consensus is that Dibbuk producer Sam Raimi doesn't do horror well -- unless he directs it.