Image Nation Abu Dhabi, VOX Studios and MBC Studios have released the second official trailer for Yasir Al Yasiri’s highly-anticipated film HWJN, after its star-studded world premiere at the opening of Red Sea International Film Festival. HWJN is set to hit cinema screens across Saudi Arabia on January 4th.
Watch the Trailer Here
Since the world premiere in Jeddah, HWJN gained critical acclaim and sold out two additional public screenings during the film festival. Screen daily described the film as ‘An ambitious fantasy epic’ which ‘could give Hollywood blockbusters a run for their money’. While Variety saw HWJN as a ‘colourful application of traditional Arab mythology to the modern world’ and ‘a visually appealing fantasy’.
Adapted from the best-selling Young Adult fantasy novel by Ibraheem Abbas, HWJN combines folklore with modern themes. Set in modern-day Jeddah, the film follows the story of a kind-hearted jinn (Baraa Alem) as he discovers the truth about his royal lineage and sets off on an epic journey to reclaim his birthright and maintain the harmonious balance between his world and ours. Along the way, he meets and develops an unexpected romantic connection with Sawsan (Nour Alkhadra), a young medical student.
The film was written by Yasir Al Yasiri, Ibraheem Abbas, Sarah Taibah, and Hussam Alhulwah, and executive produced by Majid Al Ansari (Zinzana) and Saad Al Albutaily (Cherry). The film was produced by Al Yasiri through his production company, Axx productions. The book was published by Yatakhayaloon, founded by Yasser Bahjatt and Ibraheem Abbas.
HWJN is one of the biggest projects to date under a landmark production partnership launched in 2019 by Image Nation Abu Dhabi; MBC Studios, of MBC Group; and VOX Studios, three of the region’s most significant entities in the content and entertainment sector.