Washington, Oct 17: An Indian-American director's tension filled supernatural thriller "Jinn" exploring ancient eastern mythological folklore is set to be released throughout North America on April 4.
Written and directed by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, the story of "Jinn" involves ghost-like entities and revolves around creation mythology, a concept that has rarely been explored in US cinemas.
Produced by Ahmad, Benjamin Dresser and Alan Noel Vega, the film is being released under the banner of Detroit-based Exxodus Pictures and released by Hollywood distributor Freestyle Releasing.
It stars among others Dominic Rains ("Flight 93"), Serinda Swan (USA's "Graceland"), Ray Park ("Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace"), Faran Tahir ("Elysium") and William Atherton ("Die Hard").
The "Jinn" story revolves around the concept that in the beginning, three races were created: Man made of clay, Angels made of light. And a third race, born of smokeless fire named the jinn.
"Jinn", a media release said, is also unique in that the vehicle used in the action sequences in the film, known as the "Firebreather," was designed by the director, Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, and is the first vehicle in motion picture history available to the public for purchase.
The "Firebreather" is a V8, 618 horsepower super exotic American muscle car with 50 limited editions being produced as the exact replica of the vehicle in the film.
The car, several of which have already been sold, was designed by Exxodus to honor their hometown by creating modern design that fuses the soul of classic, American muscle.
The distribution deal was negotiated by Freestyle's co-president Mark Borde, head of acquisitions Chris Charalambous and Richard Mandell and Najam Syed from Exxodus Pictures.
"We have a tremendous responsibility to live up to the collective imagination of the people that already know about the jinn as well as revealing the concept to those who have never heard of it," said Exxodus' Ahmad.
"We are happy to be distributing a film that will introduce western audiences to an entirely new, entirely different supernatural concept, and I know that our team is excited to get this movie out to the public," said Freestyle's Borde.