Sam Raimi Will Direct Island Thriller from Friday the 13th Reboot Writers
The legendary director Sam Raimi returns to his horror roots for his upcoming directorial project. According to a new report, the filmmaker is meeting with studio Columbia Pictures Spider-Man for a new horror film described as an untitled thriller on an island. The script will be written by Mark Swift and Damian Shannon, the team responsible for the restart of Friday [13septembre1945] and the crossover film of 2003 Freddy vs. Jason .
Film buffs tired of endless sequels and remakes whose genre is currently filled, the film is based on a completely original idea of writers. In addition to the production, Raimi will also produce under his banner Raimi Productions with Zainab Azizi. Andrea Giannetti will also oversee the project for Columbia.
Sam Raimi confirmed the news in a statement, highlighting his enthusiasm for working with Columbia on a new project. "I am delighted to see Columbia Pictures and to be closer to Sanford (Panitch, president of Sony's film group) and Angel (Giannetti)," said Raimi. In addition, Raimi indicated that he wanted to collaborate with Shannon and Swift on another project, as the trio was also working on a project in the Bermuda Triangle. "I've been a fan of Shannon and Swift and we have found the perfect adventure to share with the world," adds Raimi in his release.
Of course, the details of the plot are rare, but it would have been reported. Columbia quickly took steps to recover the rights once the studio heard the speech. At the present time, all that has been said about this story is that it can be summarized as follows: " Misery Meets in the distance . " As a reminder, Misery is a Stephen King novel about a murderous fan holding his author in captivity, obliging him to write his next book as he pleases. The story was adapted as a film in 1990, starring Kathy Bates and James Caan. Meanwhile, Cast Away is a Tom Hanks movie about a man who fails on a deserted island where he befriends a volleyball ball. Does Raimi's new film speak of a person held prisoner by a psychopath on a private island?
One of Raimi's very first films was the 1981 cult classic The Evil Dead which starred Bruce Campbell The Greatest Hero of Horror, Ash Williams. Raimi would also direct the suites Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn and Army of Darkness . The director would later play an important role in creating super-hero movies as popular today as his trilogy of Spider-Man in which Tobey Maguire played the role of slinger web holder. Raimi would then return briefly to the making of the 2009 horror film Drag Me to Hell although he produced many recent genre films such as Don & # 39; t Breathe . Crawl and the next restart of The Grudge .
Because Raimi has not made a film since 2013 Oz the Great and Mighty this news should be particularly exciting big fans of the filmmaker. Unfortunately, we still do not know when the project will go into production or when we may be able to see it go on the big screen. This information comes from The Hollywood Reporter.