Sony Pictures is moving forward with its remake of the 2010 French drama A Prophet, with the studio finally finding a director, more than two years after screenwriter Dennis Lehane came aboard to write the script. Deadline reports that Sam Raimi is in early negotiations to direct the remake. Sony is producing the remake alongside Neal H. Moritz's Original Film company.
Neal H. Moritz will produce alongside Toby Jaffe, although it isn't known when production may begin. Dennis Lehane has written the novels behind hit films such as Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island. In recent years, he has transitioned into screenwriting with The Drop, based on his own short story, and Travis McGee. He also wrote the novel Live by Night, which is being adapted and directed by Ben Affleck.Read More
Do you agree with Sam Raimi's comments on Spider-Man 3? Do you think the filmmaker should be given another crack at the Spider-Man franchise? Chime in with your thoughts below.
Spider-Man 3 was released May 4th, 2007.Read More
Way back in July, during Comic-Con, The Last of Us producer Sam Raimi revealed that they were seriously looking at Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams to play Ellie. In a new interview with the actress, she reveals that she has indeed has talks, she wants to do it, and she thinks they want her to do it. She then teased a possible role in an upcoming superhero TV show.
Neil Druckman will be writing the script for The Last of Us, which follows Joel, a ruthless survivor with few moral lines left to cross, who lives in one of the last remaining Quarantine Zones. These walled-off, oppressive cities are run by what's left of the military. Despite the strict martial law, Joel operates in the black market of the city, smuggling contraband for the right price. The movie will center on Joel and his relationship with Ellie.Read More
When the Friday Comic-Con schedule was announced earlier this month, one of the biggest question marks was a mysterious Hall H panel that didn't release any information about what studio or movie would be presented. Just minutes ago, the Hall H crowd was greeted by none other than Sam Raimi, who arrived to promote his Screen Gems video game adaptation The Last of Us, which may star Bruce Campbell and Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams.
The crowd was shown footage of the video game, with the tag "soon to be a major motion picture" at the end, before Sam Raimi and Neil Druckman from the video game company Naughty Dog hit the stage. Neil Druckman will be writing the script for The Last of Us, which we first reported on back in November, when it was speculated that Sony Pictures picked up the rights to this popular game after a number of web domains hinted that a movie adaptation was coming. It was confirmed in March that Screen Gems, which is based at Sony, has acquired the rights.Read More
Sam Raimi has signed on to produce and possibly direct an adaptation of Jake Tapper's book The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor.
The director will supervise the story development with writers Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter). The Outpost tells the harrowing story of the 53 American soldiers stationed at Combat Outpost Keating, who, on the morning of October 3, 2009, found a way to prevail when they were attacked by over 400 Taliban fighters.Read More
Fede Alvarez has revealed that the rumored horror sequel Army of Darkness 2 will indeed be directed by Sam Raimi. A follower on the Evil Dead director's Twitter page asked the question. This is how he answered.
“@thielebenjamin: Hey @fedalvar will you be directing the Army Of Darkness 2 movie?” Sam Raimi will!— Fede Alvarez (@fedalvar) October 26, 2013Read More
Mitchell Kapner is currently working on the screenplay. It isn't known whether the story will take place directly after Oz: The Great and Powerful, or if it will be closer to the events that take place in the 1939 Warner Bros. classic The Wizard of Oz. Our report from yesterday also revealed that the writer cannot use any elements of The Wizard of Oz that weren't in L. Frank Baum's original novel, such as Dorothy's ruby slippers. The novel itself, however, is in the public domain.
Oz: The Great and Powerful was released March 8th, 2013.Read More
Last week, Oz: The Great and Powerful director Sam Raimi dropped big news. He plans on writing the screenplay for Evil Dead 4 this summer, along with his brother Ivan Raimi.
The filmmaker clarified his comments at a press conference, where he revealed he was somewhat goaded into giving that response. However, the director also said he has more passion than ever to make the sequel."Those guys made me say that. I am thinking about it but a crowd goes 'Come on Sam, do it!' So I said 'Okay, I guess I was talking to my brother about it.' But I feel like I was pushed into saying that, a little bit. In the hallway today I joked with Ivan (Raimi) [his brother] "Get working on that script!" but I really don't know.Read More