Sam Raimi is to return to his low budget roots with Drag Me To Hell, a supernatural thriller that he wrote with his brother.
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.
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