September 12, 2012 6:38pm PT by Gregg Kilday
Freestyle Releasing Takes Supernatural Thriller 'Jinn'
Freestyle Releasing has acquired the domestic theatrical rights to Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad’s supernatural thriller Jinn from Detroit-based Exxodus Pictures.
The film revolves around the mythological creatures, the jinn, created at the same time as men and the angels.
It also features a vehicle created for the movie called the Firebreather, a V8, 618 horsepower American muscle cars. A limited edition of 50 of the cars have actually been produced and are being sold by Exxodus Pictures.
The film, written and directed by Ahmad, stars Ray Park, Faran Tahir, William Atherton, Serinda Swan and Dominic Rains. It was produced by Ahmad and Benjamin Dresser. Richard Mandell, Najam Syed and Shahid Syed executive produced for Exxodus.
The distribution deal was negotiated by Freestyle's co-president Mark Borde and head of acquisitions Chris Charalambous and Exxodus’ Richard Mandell and Najam Syed.