Variety is reporting that the script was written after Army of Darkness in 1992. The film was originally known by the very generic title: The Curse.
Raimi’s Ghosthouse producing partner Rob Tapert says that “Sam calls it a ‘spook-a-blast,’ a wild ride with all the chills and spills that ‘Evil Dead’ delivered, without relying on the excessive violence of that film,”
Obviously then it’s going to be PG-13.
This should be a return to form for Raimi, who I feel has lost his way with the Spider-Man films. The films are a a bit on the lame side, and they lack any real thrills and spills. Spider-Man 2 does have a few good Raimi-ian moments during it’s running time, although very few. Generally though, I’m of the opinion that the films are just soul-less CGI.
The script must be outstanding if it sat on a shelf for fifteen years and now can go into production without a rewrite (that was sarcasm, in case you missed it).
Do you guys agree or disagree?
The film goes into production early next year.