Sam Raimi set to direct “Misery meets Cast Away”-style horror movie

Filmmaker Sam Raimi (The Grudge remake; Drag Me to Hell; Spider-Man trilogy; The Gift; Evil Dead franchise) is finally going to direct another horror feature film.

Although a title has yet to be announced, the Columbia Pictures project is set on an island and is being described as “Misery meets Cast Away“. The screenplay was written by Mark Swift and Damian Shannon (Friday the 13th, 2009; Freddy vs. Jason).

Raimi said: I am thrilled to be reunited with Columbia Pictures and reteaming with [Sony Motion Picture Group president] Sanford [Panitch] and [Columbia executive VP production] Ange [Giannetti]. I have been a fan of Shannon and Swift and we have found the perfect adventure to share with the world.”

Raimi will co-produce the film via his company Raimi Productions, along with Zainab Azizi. Aforementioned Andrea Giannetti will executive produce for Columbia.

Previously this month it was revealed that Raimi is also developing an Evil Dead sequel, with a different director still to be announced.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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