Sam Raimi Re-Teaming With Columbia Pictures For ‘Misery’ Meets ‘Cast Away’ Horror Project | Film News
Sam Raimi is getting back in the horror groove. He’s teaming up with Columbia Pictures for an untitled horror project that’s being described as Misery meets Cast Away. It’s probably not a Stephen King adaptation with added volleyballs, but nowadays you can never be sure. Unfortunately, that’s all the info anyone has, so we’re free to wildly speculate.
What we do know is that the project is being written by Mark Swift and Damian Shannon, who penned 2017’s Baywatch and 2009’s Friday The 13th, respectively. Columbia reportedly purchased the project after hearing the pitch, not wanting it to hit the open market and start a bidding war. That sounds promising.
“I am thrilled to be reunited with Columbia Pictures”, said Raimi. “I have been a fan of Shannon and Swift and we have found the perfect adventure to share with the world”.
Raimi, Swift and Shannon almost worked together before; Raimi was attached to direct a a script they penned about the Bermuda Triangle. It remains unproduced and is still floating around. If this project is a success, it could perhaps lead to a resuscitation of that one.
Raimi is of course the man who brought The Evil Dead films into the world. He’s a horror icon. However, he hasn’t explored the genre since 2009’s Drag Me To Hell, so this is all great news for horror aficionados. We’ll wait to hear more specifics about the project.