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BREAKING: Sam Raimi to Produce THE LAST OF US Movie

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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News is coming out of Hall H from Comic-Con, stay tuned for more!

  • He met with Maisie Williams (Arya form Game of Thrones) for a starring role in The Last of Us, Bruce Campbell may star too!
  • Sam Raimi “definitely not directing” The Last of Us adaptation.

In the game a damaged man, Joel, escorts a young woman named Ellie across a United States ravaged by an infection that turns people into zombie-like cannibalistic monsters. Neil Druckmann, the writer and creative director at Naughty Dog (the studio behind the game), is writing the script for the film. The idea, according to Raimi and Druckmann, is to protect the original material while focusing the 15-hour game into a two-hour story that really hones in on the relationship between the two main characters.

Druckmann and Naughty Dog have final say on casting, and the director. And so, says Druckmann, “it’s on us to not make it suck.” Raimi said, “I think we’re going to make a great picture, that’s why we’re here so many years early to announce it.” Raimi also said of the idea of Druckmann writing the script. “I have great confidence that we’ll have a script that’s really true to the original.”

The game creator said he wants to make some changes and talked about writing a different opening, and “a very different ending.” Raimi convinced him to stick pretty close to the original.  It doesn’t need to be different, it needs to capture the core of the game. “I started this process thinking I’d have to protect the story from producers,” joked Raimi,” and then I had to protect it from you.”

And it’s not a zombie. “The infected play a big role in setting up the world and putting pressure on characters,” says Druckmann. He “doesn’t write just setpeices where they run into infected and have a shootout.”

  • He also just announced that he and Bruce Campbell are writing an EVIL DEAD TV show.

In regards to the TV show, we don’t know if there is there a network attached, what would it be about, or when would it be set. We will keep you posted.

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THE LAST OF US Movie is Happening; Naughty Dog and Sam Raimi Producing

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

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One of the greatest video games I’ve ever played is officially making its way to the big screen for an adaption that everyone assumed was going to happen.  Naughty Dog, the award-winning studio behind The Last of Us, and Screen Gems is distributing the live-action movie adaptation.

The story follows Joel who is trekking across a post-apocalyptic United States in 2033, in order to escort the young Ellie to a resistance group with the hopes of surviving a viral pandemic.  It’s not zombies, so don’t worry.  The game’s creative director, Neil Druckmann, will write the film’s script and produce alongside the company’s co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra, Game Director Bruce Straley, and Sam Raimi via Ghost House Pictures.

Here are all the details on The Last of Us adaptation in a boring press release as well as a video showing actor Seth Rogen playing the prologue to the game:

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Army of Darkness 2 Is Happening With Sam Raimi

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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Some more Halloween news Citizens! For those who have been clamoring since 1992 for news of a sequel to the cult classic Army of Darkness, well today is going to be a good day. Fede Alvarez confirmed via Twitter that Sam Raimi is set to direct the sequel!

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Trailer for Sam Raimi’s OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

Friday, July 13th, 2012

ozSo it’s happening, and here’s the trailer for it.  Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz with James Franco as the wizard.  The trailer does a good job at reminding people of some classic scenes from The Wizard of Oz; you get the house in the tornado, black-and-white to color, and even some green colored rivals.

Oz the Great and Powerful opens on March 8th, 2013.

When Oscar Diggs (James Franco) is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot— that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.

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TODAY’S LINKS: Listen to the Dark Shadows Soundtrack, Behind the Scenes of Skyfall, Summer School Remake and More

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

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  • Abigail Breslin is set to headline Haunter, a story of a young woman, Lisa (Breslin), and her family who were killed in their home. Their ghosts remain behind as Lisa haunts and possesses the daughter of the new family that lives there, attempting to protect the living girl from danger. [variety]
  • Listen to Danny Elfman’s score for Dark Shadows, FYI the track titles contain spoilers. [watertower]
  • Check out behind-the-scenes video from Skyfall, “I’ll keep going until they tell me to stop”, says Craig. [bbc]
  • Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison is set to produce a remake of Summer School, the 1987 Carl Reiner comedy. [thr]
  • Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy is getting a Blu-ray reissue, too bad it’s all still tainted.  Check out the features: [marvel]
  • The Woman in Black: Angels Of Death, is being made which continues the story of The Woman in Black 40 years after. [comingsoon]
  • Liam Neeson up for Non-Stop where he may be an air marshal, what a bad-ass. [empire]

The Trailer for Sparkle, starring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston:

Today’s Links: Akira Movie Dead? Bloodsport Reboot and Other News

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Today's LinksA collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related.

  • Keanu Reeves has passed on playing the lead (Kaneda) in the big screen adaptation of  ‘Akira’, is it because he is white? [JoBlo]
  • Michelle Williams is the Good Witch in Sam Raimi’s ‘Oz, The Great And Powerful’ – good, she’s a peach that one is. [showblitz]
  • Bloodsport is getting “a reinvention”, and might be good with Phillip Noyce (Salt) directing and Robert Mark Kamen (Taken) writing.  Brick not hit back. [screendaily]
  • Mel Gibson is in talks for “Sleight of Hand,” opposite Kiefer Sutherland, Gerard Depardieu and Thomas Jane.  Don’t do it Mel, it will ruin your reputation. [variety]
  • Warner Bros acquired ‘Turkey Bowl’ for Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg to re-team and give being funny another try. [deadline]
  • The Scream series is far from over, says producer/big talker Harvey Weinstein. [mtv]

TV Trailer for CHARLIE’S ANGELS Reboot: (more…)

Recipe For Blood Used In Evil Dead, And I helped!

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Well no I didn’t but shake n bake references are still hip right?  This should make any Evil Dead fan’s day; the recipe for the fake blood used in The Evil Dead via Movie Miscellany, taken from Bruce Campbell‘s autobiography If Chins Could Kill.  Done and done.  And I mean done.

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spider-man 4 squashed, karma rules

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Sony press release says this:

Peter Parker is going back to high school when the next Spider-Man hits theaters in the summer of 2012. Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced today they are moving forward with a film based on a script by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) that focuses on a teenager grappling with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises.

Sony decided today to reboot the Spider-Man franchise after director Sam Raimi pulled out of Spider-Man 4 because he felt he couldn’t make its summer release date and keep the film’s creative integrity (yes, he made SM3). This means that Raimi and the cast including star Tobey Maguire are out. There will be no Spider-Man 4. Instead the studio will focus on a Summer 2012 reboot from a script by Jamie Vanderbilt with a new director and a new cast.

Karma for SM3?  That’s what I think.  I can’t wait to see what Sony comes up with;  Zac Efron in High School again?  Someone will toss him a basketball, he will look into the camera and be all “that’s not me anymore” therefore leaving his musical days behind him, he will then wink and we will cheer.  Cue the Nickelback.  I’m done.

spider-man 4 might be watchable

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

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The last movie that I wished I had walked out of was Spider-Man 3.  I even asked my friend if they wanted to leave; they were adamant that something good was going to happen.  So we both left pretty pissed off is how that story ends.  The video after the jump sums up pretty well why the movie failed on so many levels.  Serenity now…serenity now.  Even now Sam Raimi admits that Spider-Man 3 was a letdown. He has said this several times and most recently states:

I think having so many villains detracted from the experience. I would agree with the criticism.  I think I’ve learned about the importance of getting to the point and the importance of having limitations, and I’m hoping to take that into a production where I’m actually allowed to explore with more of the tools to pull it off with a little more splendor.  I hope I don’t lose that edge that I’ve just found. That would be my approach to Spider-Man 4: to get back to the basics.

As of right now, no story details have been revealed for the new Spider-Man 4 film, and it starts shooting soon.  Everyone has signed on to return and it’s gone through a couple of great screenwriters.  So in conclusion, I will keep my jacket on this time.

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no more kirsten dunst?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Cross your fingers but it looks like Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane may not happen (insert shit eating grin). Sam Raimi was talking to MTV recently, about the state of SPIDERMAN 4. He said that the script is currently in the hands of playwright David Lindsay-Abaire and should be done in about four weeks. He also teased:

“Kirsten? I have talked with her, and she’s very excited about the possibility of it…I think I’m going to have to read the screenplay and make sure everything we’ve talked about is working, before I could honestly tell you absolutely how [Dunst's possible return] would go.”

I got it Raimi, just open the movie with a shot of her grave. Atta boy.