IFC has released a trailer for The Djinn, which involves a mute boy who finds a mysterious book that unleashes an evil djinn who gives him his voice back, but aims to take his soul in return.
The film is written and directed by David Charbonier and Justin Powell, who previously made The Boy Behind The Door (also starring Ezra Dewey), which premiered at Fantastic Fest last year.
The Djinn opens in theaters and on VOD platforms May 14th.
The story follows a mute twelve-year-old, Dylan Jacobs, as he discovers a mysterious book of spells inside his new apartment. Grieving the loss of his mother, and feeling isolated from everyone except for his father, Dylan performs a ritual that promises to deliver his heart’s desire: to have a voice. But he soon discovers that every gift has a toll when a sinister djinn arrives to collect his soul. Now trapped in his new home with nowhere to hide, Dylan must find a way to survive until the stroke of midnight or pay the ultimate price.