Sam Raimi returns to the horror genre with ‘Drag Me to Hell’

December 20th, 2007 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Spiderman director will soon be returning to the genre of horror with Drag Me to Hell, a supernatural thriller that he been penned with brother Ivan.

The pic will revolve around a man who becomes the unwitting recipient of a supernatural curse.

The movie will go into production next year under Raimis watchful eye.

Financing Drag Me to Hell will be Ghost House, a joint venture Raimi and Rob Tapert formed several years ago with Mandate Pictures.

The duo will also be producing the pic along with Grant Curtis. On board as executive producers are Josh Donen, Mandate’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake.

Tapert revealed that the script for the pic was written by the Raimi brothers under the title “The Curse” before the formation of Ghost House.

“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,” Variety quoted him, as saying.

“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.”

“The appeal to Sam on ‘Drag Me to Hell’ was returning to what he had once done and loved doing, which was entertaining a very specific group of fans and providing a roller coaster ride for them,” Tapert said.

“He doesn’t have the enormous pressure here that goes with handling a hundreds of millions of dollars franchise.” (ANI)

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