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Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has snapped up worldwide rights to A Man In The Dark, the thriller from Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert’s Ghost House Pictures which Evil Dead helmer Fede Alvarez will direct. Alvarez and writing partner Rodo Sayagues co-wrote the tale, about three teens who break into a house to rob a blind man of millions only to fight for their own survival against a psychopath with secrets of his own. Sony and Ghost House most recently teamed on Alvarez’s $97.5 million grossing 2013 Evil Dead reboot. Raimi and Tapert are producers on A Man In The Dark, while J.R. Young, Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will executive produce. Erin Westerman will oversee for the company. Wme Global negotiated the deal on behalf of Alvarez with Dark and Michael Meyer for Ghost House and Jon Freedberg, Michael Helfand and Joe Matukewicz for Spwa.
- The Deadline Team
The announcement was made by Steven Bersch, Spwa President.
“We’re thrilled to be in business again with the creative team behind Evil Dead, and to back Fede on his next picture,” stated Bersch. “He and Rodo (Sayagues) have crafted a screenplay that keeps you on the edge of your seat and we look forward to bringing the movie to audiences worldwide.”
The post Distributor Revealed for Sam Raimi-Produced A Man in the Dark appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Alvarez will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with partner Rodo Sayagues. Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce for Ghost House, while Jr Young and Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will serve as executive producers and Erin Westerman will oversee for the company.
“We’re thrilled to be in business again with the creative team behind Evil Dead, and to back Fede on his next picture,” said Spwa president »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Story follows a group of teens who break into a blind man’s home thinking they’ll get away with the perfect crime. They’re wrong.
“We’re thrilled to be in business again with the creative team behind ‘Evil Dead,’ and to back Fede on his next picture,” said Steve Bersch, Spwa President. “He and Rodo [Sayagues] have crafted a »
- Justin Kroll
Victor García has made a name for himself with being the guy who takes on straight-to-dvd sequels for popular films, having directed Return To House On Haunted Hill, Mirrors 2, and the much maligned Hellraiser: Revelations. After going through those sequels, it’s no wonder that García would jump at the chance to direct something original with The Damned, a possession tale that while not being a sequel or re-imagining of something, still gives off that been there, done that vibe, but provides a decent amount of twists and turns while doing so.
Focusing on Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie, Can’T Hardly Wait) and Sophia Myles(Underworld)’ characters of David and Lauren, a couple a week away from getting married, and their trip to Columbia to pick up his rebellious daughter for the wedding, The Damned begins it’s film journey with a very familiar setup of a father not »
- Jerry Smith
When director Sam Raimi teased the idea of a TV show based on The Evil Dead this past July while promoting the upcoming video game adaptation The Last of Us at Comic Con, fans were excited. But they also weren't holding their breath, as the idea of an Army Of Darkness sequel in some form or another has been kicked around ever since that sequel's theatrical debut in 1993. But the skepticism changed to true adulation yesterday when Starz announced the TV show Ash Vs. Evil Dead has been officially green lit for 2015. And that Bruce Campbell is returning to reprise his iconic role as Deadite survivalist and horror icon Ashley J. Williams in ten episodes. Epic indeed!
What can we expect from this new horror show? Quite a bit, actually. And with the entire creative team from the first three movies returning in some capacity, this will surely be something special. »
After continuously denying fan a new Bruce Campbell entry in the Sam Rami Evil Dead franchise, instead serving up a curiously un-requested remake of the original film by Fede Alvarez, it looks like Raimi, Campbell and Evil Dead producing partner Rob Tapert have finally found a way forward: television.
The team has pitched, got-greelit and committed to a 10-episode Starz Series, the first episode to be directed by Raimi where Campbell will revive his Ash character once again. The press release states:
Starz announced today the greenlight of the network’s next original series, the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The project reteams the original filmmakers, director Sam Raimi, with longtime producing partner Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell.
The Evil Dead TV show is officially a reality. We learned a few months ago that Sam Raimi was writing a version of Evil Dead for television, and Starz announced today that it has indeed ordered a TV iteration of the classic horror franchise straight-to-series for a debut in 2015. Bruce Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash in the show, titled Ash Vs. Evil Dead, as the story finds the character having spent “the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity, and the terrors of the Evil Dead.” He’s essentially forced out of retirement when a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind. More after the jump. Per Starz, Ash Vs. Evil Dead is a 10-episode series that will be doled out in half-hour installments. Sam Raimi will co-write the script for the pilot with his brother Ivan Raimi and Tom Spezialy (Chuck), and he will direct the first episode. »
- Adam Chitwood
Okay, here's a question for the most diehard fans of "Evil Dead": Why? 30 plus years after Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell brought their cabin-in-the-woods tale to cinemas and made their mark on the horror genre, why do we need more? Certainly, the "Evil Dead" remake (which they are still trying to fashion into a trilogy) didn't bring anything new to the equation, but since the fans have been clamoring for more Campbell-as-Ash action, they're gonna get it. On TV... Starz has ordered up "Ash vs. Evil Dead," a ten-episode series that will air in 2015. The show catches up with the much-aged Ash, who has to face his demons, in both meanings of the word. Raimi will direct the first half-hour episode as well as executive produce, and he wrote the show alongside Ivan Raimi and Tom Spezialy. No word yet on who the other directors might be, but we »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Jessabelle is a bit of an odd experience, blending a fangless voodoo fantasy with some seriously unnerving scares about inner-demons going bump in the night. While such an imbalance might not sound completely unheard of, the seamless way Reno 911! prankster Robert Ben Garant scripts this Southern spooker manages to polish rougher edges with invasive psychological horror that’s surprisingly nightmare-worthy. Even with director Kevin Greutert’s horror experience coming from the overly-gory Saw franchise – specifically the final two splatterfests – Jessabelle remains solely story-driven thanks to atmospheric haunted house tropes, not distracting, stomach-churning gore. Isn’t it nice when horror movies respect their audience and take time to craft white-knuckle scares worthy of a few less hours of sleep, instead of Ouija-like backhanded scare tactics?
- Matt Donato
Evil Dead‘s Sam Raimi and Bob Tapert are reuniting with franchise rebooters Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues for yet another horror outing. Seemingly, the ‘idiotic teens in trouble’ sub-genre is still worth exploring, as they’re set to collaborate on A Man In the Dark.
Raimi and Tapert are known horror maestros as their original Evil Dead franchise went on to influence a generation of filmmakers. One of whom was Uruguayan helmer Fede Alvarez, who went on to direct and co-write the 2013 reboot with Sayagues. Their version put a fresh spin on the Necronomicon’s evil influence and went on to take over $100 million at the box office. Based on today’s news, the foursome look primed to repeat that success.
This time, Alvarez will direct and co-write the script once more with Sayagues, for a story about a group of robbing teens who’ve amassed a stolen fortune from meticulously-planned burglaries. »
- Gem Seddon
Since it sounds like a sequel to the remake of Evil Dead isn't coming anytime soon (even though the film turned out to be a solid remake), director Fede Alvarez and producer Sam Raimi are teaming up for a new thriller. THR has word that Raimi and Alvarez are collaborating on A Man in the Dark, which the latter also co-wrote with Rodo Sayagues (the two got noticed for their awesome short Panic Attack! before co-writing Evil Dead). The film will focus on a group of three teenagers who are skilled in the execution of perfect home robberies. And when they set their sights on one final target, it seems like an easy enough job. The final job is the house of a blind man where millions of dollars are hidden, but instead of encountering an easy mark, the trio are pitted against an absolute psychopath with secrets of his own. »
- Ethan Anderton
Sam Raimi and Fede Alvarez are teaming up again for a new film project. Unfortunately, it's not for Evil Dead 2, but it does sound like it will be something cool and promising. Alvarez previously directed and co-wrote the screenplay for the Evil Dead remake, which, surprisingly, I enjoyed immensely.
The new film that Alvarez is set to direct is called A Man in the Dark, which Raimi is attached to produce. The press release came along with the following plot summary:
In A Man In The Dark, three teens who get away with perfectly planned home robberies have set their sights on one last payout that will get them out of crime forever. Their target: a reclusive blind man with millions of dollars in hiding. But as soon as they break into his home, the tables are turned and they find themselves trapped and fighting for survival against a »
- Joey Paur
The two generations of Evil Dead filmmakers are collaborating on the new horror project, reports Variety.
Alvarez wrote and directed the 2013 remake of Raimi's 1981 cult film.
A Man in the Dark will centre around three teenagers who have forged a successful career as burglars.
When they decide to rob the home of a rich and reclusive blind man, they find themselves the prey of a killer. »
As it’s Halloween, some sort-of-horror news to bring you this morning in the form of a prospective re-team between Evil Dead collaborators Sam Raimi, Fede Alvarez and Rob Tapert. However, the trio aren’t cooking up an Evil Dead sequel, or even a horror film of any variety, but rather a new thriller entitled A Man In The Dark. According to Collider, the film will follow a trio of teenagers who specialise in meticulously-planned home robberies, as they eye the final score that should set them up for some time to come… Having...
- George Wales
"Evil Dead" remake director/writer Fede Alvarez, co-writer Rodo Sayagues, and producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are set to serve in the same capacities on the upcoming thriller "A Man in the Dark" at Ghost House Pictures
The story follows three teens who regular pull off perfectly planned home robberies. They plan one last job, to rob a reclusive blind man with millions of dollars in hiding.
As soon as they break in though, the tables are turned and they find themselves and fighting for survival against a psychopath with secrets of his own.
Source: Screen »
- Garth Franklin
The whole crew behind the Evil Dead remake — producers Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert, director and co-writer Fede Alvarez, and writer Rodo Sayagues — are working together on a new thriller. The film is A Man in the Dark, which Raimi and Tapert’s Ghost House Pictures is assembling now, with international sales about to […]
The post ‘Evil Dead’ Remake Team Reunites for ‘A Man in the Dark’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
Sam Raimi is reteaming with Fede Alvarez, who directed the 2013 remake of his 80s horror hit “Evil Dead.” See photos: Halloween in Hollywood Costume Contest – You Be the Judge! (Photos) Alvarez will direct “A Man in the Dark,” a new horror project he co-wrote with Rodo Sayagues, which will be produced under Raimi's Ghost House banner. Also read: Halloween Viewing Guide: 19 of the Week's Most Hauntingly Awesome Offerings “A Man in the Dark” follows three teens who get away with perfectly-planned home robberies. But when they set their sights on one last payout that will get them out of crime forever, »
- Linda Ge
Ghost House Pictures announced today that Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will re-team with Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues on the writing duo's thriller A Man in the Dark. Alvarez previously directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Sayagues on Evil Dead, the hit retelling of Raimi's classic which grossed nearly $100 million in worldwide box office.
Alvarez is set to direct A Man in the Dark, and Raimi and Tapert will produce for Ghost House. J.R. Young, Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will executive produce. Erin Westerman will oversee for the company. Good Universe will be launching international sales at the upcoming American Film Market. Wme Global will be handling the North American sale.
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- Steve Barton
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