It’s funny. The one and only chance I got to meet Sam Raimi, I happened to be wearing my Evil Dead 2 t-shirt, and I nervously asked if he’d ever go back to doing stuff like ED2 again one day. He replied with a chuckle, "I hope so. One day." Well, that day is coming sooner rather then later, because Variety is reporting that Sam Raimi will direct DRAG ME TO HELL, a "supernatural thriller" he co-wrote with his brother Ivan. Read on for a few more details about the upcoming project!
DRAG ME TO HELL is being described in the article as a "morality tale about the unwitting recipient of a supernatural curse" and the project "will go into production early next year. It will be financed through Ghost House, a joint venture Raimi and Rob Tapert formed several years ago with Mandate Pictures."
"Tapert said the Raimis penned the script well before the formation of Ghost House. It was originally written under the title "The Curse" and completed right after the siblings collaborated on 1992’s "Army of Darkness," which Sam Raimi directed.
"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," Tapert said. "When one has done three very expensive movies, they get used to eating caviar. Sam will have to ponder what it means to come down from the mountaintop for a moment."
Fingers crossed that Raimi delivers the goods and that "without excessive violence" doesn’t mean PG-13, like I fear. Come on, Sam! Now make sure Bruce Campbell is involved somehow!