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Sam Raimi to Produce & Alexandre Aja to Direct ‘Crawl’ for Paramount

The folks at Paramount Pictures are looking to follow up their tremendous success story with A Quiet Place by fast tracking another dark thriller movie… and they’ve hired two horror heavyweights to make the project a reality!

Deadline reports that Sam Raimi will produce and Alexandre Aja will direct a new film called Crawl for Paramount. According to their report, the movie will be about, “a young woman who becomes trapped in a flooding house during a Category 5 hurricane and must battle against Florida’s most savage and feared predators.” read more

Sam Raimi to Produce ‘The Grudge’ Reboot for Sony

Some grudges never die! Sony Pictures will be re-animating 2004’s The Grudge franchise in the form of a new “re-imagining” of the series.

Variety reports that Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce the new film for Ghost House in a co-production with Good Universe. Nicolas Pesce (writer/director of 2016’s disturbing film, The Eyes of My Mother) will write and direct the movie, and Demian Bichir (The Hateful Eight, The Nun) and Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, Oblivi0n) will star in lead roles in the new film. read more

Sam Raimi to Direct Feature Film Adaptation of ‘The Kingkiller Chronicle’

Sam Raimi is known by horror fans for his infectious Evil Dead franchise and for supernatural hits like Drag Me to Hell. However, the influential director has been known to delve into science fiction and fantasy every once in a while, with films such as Spider-Man and Oz the Great and Powerful. Turns out, he’s headed for another mainstream hit in the form of a big screen adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss’ popular The Kingkiller Chronicle series of fantasy books.

Variety reports that Raimi will helm the production of the first film in a fledgling series for Lionsgate. Rothfuss’ first book in the literary series is titled, The Name of the WindThe Kingkiller Chronicle features the story of Kvothe, a famous wizard, adventurer, and musician. Lin-Manuel Miranda signed with Lionsgate back in 2016 as a creative producer for the important musical element of the series. Miranda’s deal covers both film and television series based on The Kingkiller Chronicle franchise. Lindsey Beer, writer of the upcoming Chaos Walking, Barbie, and Godzilla vs. Kong motion pictures, has been hired to pen the screenplay for the film. read more

Ash vs. Evil Dead Season 3 Coming in February to Starz

Prepare to get groovy in 2018.  According to the show’s official Twitter account, the wonderfully gory Starz original series Ash vs. Evil Dead will kick off their third season on Sunday, February 25th, 2018.  The cable network also released new promotional artwork for the upcoming season, which can be seen below.

The first two seasons of the horror-comedy series have been a critical success, though the ratings do still leave much to be desired.  The hardcore fan-base of the Evil Dead franchise are solely responsible for keeping the show afloat, which is a shame because the action and writing are incredible and gore factor unparalleled.  Bruce Campbell revised his role from the original films as Ash Williams, the shotgun-wielding, chainsaw-handed time-traveling reluctant hero who is locked in the ultimate battle with the deadites, who are decipals of the Necronomicon (book of the dead.)  Joining Ash in his quest are friends Pablo (Ray Santiago) and Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo), while the wonderful Lucy Lawless portrays his on-again, off-again friend and enemy Ruby.  Starz had previously announced that the show was getting picked up for a third season last October, though no other details were offered at the time. read more

Sam Raimi Rumored to Direct Bermuda Triangle Film for Skydance

The Hollywood Reporter announced today that Sam Raimi is in talks with Skydance to direct a film about the Bermuda Triangle. Universal and Warner Bros. are also currently developing competing projects about this airplane-eating geographical urban legend/phenomenon, so the word on the street is that everyone is extremely tight-lipped about plot details and specifics. In fact, The Hollywood Reporter’s sources say that Raimi had to travel to Skydance’s studios just to read the script, which is penned by Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time). read more

Raimi, Alvarez, and Sayagues Announce Sequel to Don’t Breathe

At a press event designed to promote the blu-ray release of this past summer’s sleeper hit Don’t Breathe, the trio of filmmakers responsible for the film’s success announced that a sequel is already in the works.

Eric Eisenberg of Cinemablend covered the event and asked director Fede Alvarez about the status of the sequel, and Alvarez responded saying,”Don’t Breathe 2 is something we definitely want to do. The challenge obviously is — we just don’t want to do the same movie again, slap a “2” on it. We’ll feel so embarrassed if we do that. Our first reaction when they told us, ‘Do you want to do it?’ was like, ‘No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. That’s Hollywood! That’s the devil! We don’t want to make a sequel just because we can.’ But then we got an idea that we’re really excited about, and I won’t tell you what it is because it will spoil the whole thing.” read more

Ash vs. Evil Dead Already a Go for Season 3!

With just one episode of season two in the books, Starz has announced that it has renewed Ash vs. Evil Dead for a third season. While no surprise to fans of the show, the move to announce the renewal so quickly can be seen as a signal to other networks that television viewers have not yet had their fill of mainstream horror TV shows just yet.

The announcement also came one day after cast members appeared in a panel at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York as a part of the annual New York Comic-Con. At the panel, series regulars Bruce Campbell, Dana DeLorenzo, Ray Santiago, Lucy Lawless, Ted Raimi, and Michelle Hurd were joined by the legendary Lee Majors who plays Ash’s father in season two. read more

Season 2 of ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ Premieres October 2 on Starz

Starz announced today that Ash Vs. Evil Dead will premiere October 2 at 8 PM and will have an extended episode.  The second season will run for 10 episodes and centers around Ash (Bruce Campbell), who is forced to leave retirement and once again face the Evil Dead. He will have to team up with his ex and former enemy  Ruby (Lucy Lawless) to save the town of Elk Grove.

The series co-stars Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo. This season Lee Majors, Ted Raimi and Michelle Hurd are also added to the cast. They will fill the roles of Ash’s father, childhood best friend and high school love, respectively. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Campbell, Ivan Raimi and showrunner Craig DiGregori executive produce. read more

‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ on Blu-ray & DVD August 23

Ash vs Evil Dead is coming to Blu-ray and DVD August 23. You can view the complete press release below.

ASH IS BACK!

AND HE’S MANKIND’S LAST HOPE…AGAIN.

 

From the creators of The Evil Dead comes a new STARZ Original Series on

Blu-ray™ and DVD August 23, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS, CA (July 18, 2016) – “Ash vs Evil Dead,” the 10-episode half-hour STARZ Original series, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead.  The series is executive produced by Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, The Grudge), Rob Tapert (The Evil Dead, The Grudge), and Bruce Campbell (“Burn Notice,” Oz the Great and Powerful, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness), the original filmmakers, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. read more