First Trailer for Sam Raimi Produced "The Possession"

The first trailer has surfaced for the upcoming horror/thriller movie, "The Possession". The film is produced by Sam Raimi ("The Evil Dead", "Drag Me to Hell"), but directed by Denmark filmmaker Ole Bornedal.

The film stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, and Natasha Calls, and centers around the little girl who, upon purchasing a unique box at a garage sale, starts to encounter very strange things (if you want to put it so lightly).

The film is packed with imagery familiar to Sam Raimi fans, and something that's always the highlight of his films for me. The biggest question I have when I see a big name as a producer on a film is how much influence is he actually having on its production? Ultimately, we'll have to wait and see with this one, but from the looks of it, I'd say he was fairly involved with the process - which is a good thing.

Check out the trailer after the break, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies.

I think this looks really interesting, and slightly similar to Raimi's last horror venture, "Drag Me to Hell". While I don't expect quite as much of his patented campiness, the overall visuals look really strong and interesting, similar to all Raimi films. Overall, I'm not sure if this will be something that stands out from the genre or just another installment, but from what I see here my interest is at least piqued enough to where I'll surely be checking this out in theaters.

Here's the official synopsis for the film, which will hit theaters August 31, 2012.

A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl’s father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
P.S. If you see the resemblance between this film's poster and the one for Raimi's "Drag Me to Hell", you're not alone. I did a mini double-take at first, thinking I clicked on the wrong poster. Both posters are great though, so I have no complaints.