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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Spider-Man helmer snags vampire western

This sounds like a lot of fun. Sam Raimi, one of my favorite directors since the original Evil Dead, is set to produce a "vampire western":

Sony Screen Gems, according to today's Variety, has picked up the rights to a spec script by Cory Goodman called Priest, which Sam Raimi will produce. The project is described as a "vampire Western" (pretty cool sub-genre!). It reportedly centers around "a warrior priest who disobeys church law by teaming with a young sheriff and a priestess to track down a band of renegade vampires who have kidnapped his niece." Nice!

No director is attached at this time. Raimi will produce along with Mike De Luca and Josh Donenwill.

Raimi is also cobbling together another vampire flick; an adaptation the vampire comic 30 Days of Night, which tells about a group of vampires who invade a town near the Arctic Circle.

I am glad to see that the maker of the classic Evil Dead trilogy has not allowed his success of the blockbuster Spider-Man flicks to keep him away from the horror genre.


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