Latest Sam Raimi Stories

2010-10-04 13:00:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Doug Sweetland, the Academy Award®-nominated director of the 2008 Pixar short "Presto," is set to direct THE FAMILIARS for Sony Pictures Animation. Sam Raimi & Josh Donen are executive producers. Adam J. Epstein and Andrew Jacobson are writing the screenplay for THE FAMILIARS, based on their just published novel. Sweetland joins Sony Pictures Animation after sixteen years at Pixar Animation, a run that began right out of...

2010-09-15 12:54:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Fantastic Fest will host a World Premiere screening of Zombie Roadkill, from FEARnet and Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's Ghost House Pictures, at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Friday, September 24th at 8pm with Academy Award-nominated actor Thomas Haden Church, David Dorfman (The Ring films, Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and director David Green in attendance at a special post-screening Q&A, which will be moderated by FEARnet on-air host Spider...

2010-01-11 17:30:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 that focuses on a teenager dealing with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises. The new chapter in the Spider-Man franchise produced by Columbia, Marvel Studios and Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin,...

2009-10-09 12:42:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), the leading next generation studio, announced today that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to BURST 3D, a horror/thriller to be produced by Ghost House Pictures. Neil Marshall, who wrote and directed Lionsgate's 2006 horror success THE DESCENT, will direct. Ghost House partners Sam Raimi (DRAG ME TO HELL, the SPIDER-MAN series) and Rob Tapert (DRAG ME TO HELL, THE GRUDGE)...

2009-08-18 14:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Overview: Celebrated director Sam Raimi (Spiderman, The Evil Dead) returns to the horror genre with a vengeance with the critically acclaimed Drag Me to Hell, starring Alison Lohman (Beowulf, Matchstick Men), Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard), Lorna Raver ("Eli Stone"), David Paymer (Ocean's Thirteen), Adriana Barraza (Babel) and Dileep Rao ("Brothers and Sisters"). A nerve-rattling expedition guaranteed to elicit the most unimaginable fright,...

2009-08-17 22:08:09

U.S. screenwriter James Vanderbilt has signed on to write the fifth and sixth installments in the Spider-Man film franchise, Variety.com reported Monday. Vanderbilt penned the first version of the fourth movie, which is slated to go into production early next year for a 2011 release. It was re-written by David Lindsay-Abaire, and then revised again by Gary Ross when director Sam Raimi and Sony Pictures wanted to take the flick in another direction, the entertainment industry trade newspaper...

2009-07-22 10:05:00

Hollywood director Sam Raimi has agreed to head up a live-action, big-screen adaptation of the video game franchise World of Warcraft. Variety.com said the Spider-Man and Drag Me to Hell filmmaker will direct Warcraft, while Warner Bros. co-finances and distributes it. Legendary Pictures and the video game publisher Blizzard Entertainment are also involved in making the movie, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. Warcraft is emblematic of the kind of branded, event films for...

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