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Sam Raimi

  1. It’s OK Everyone, Sam Raimi Doesn’t Think Spider-Man 3 Was “So Good” Either

    Spider-Man: Hindsight Is 20-20-99.

    So... Now we can let the healing begin?

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  2. So We’re Getting an Evil Dead TV Series Starring BRUCE CAMPBELL

    Raised from the dead by the Necremakeicon.

    Evil Dead will rise from the grave again—this time, thanks to Starz. The premium network will bring Sam Raimi and producing partner Rob Tapert back together with none other than Bruce Campbell as the series' main character, Ash. Groovy.

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  3. Maisie Williams Talks Cersei Envy, Superheroes, and Potential The Last of Us Film

    Cordyceps morghulis?

    Last July Sam Raimi got our hopes up at SDCC when he confirmed that Maisie Williams was in very early talks to star in a possible film adaptation of Naughty Dog's The Last of Us. Since then we've heard agonizingly little about the movie and its potential perfect casting, but according to Williams, the project is still very much in the works.

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  4. Everyone’s Gollum-ing in the Honest Trailer for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy

    Spider-Man feels alone with his responsibilities... because of Sony.

    Screen Junkies really went for it in their latest honest trailer and took on the entire Spider-Man trilogy. Yes, the one before the rights-related reboot. That's pretty brave of them considering just how much there is to mock about the third movie alone, but they came through and give us brilliant things like Golluming and Spider-Tears.

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  5. Screen Gems Developing The Last of Us Movie, Sam Raimi Producing

    Good News Everyone!

    Naughty Dog's Game of the Year title that was just as much about parent child relationships as it was about a horrifying zombie apocalypse, The Last of Us, is probably getting a movie adaptation.

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  6. There is An Alternate Universe Where Anne Hathaway Was Black Cat in Spider-Man 4

    Excelsior!

    Sam Raimi is making the PR rounds for Oz: The Great and Powerful, and seeing as how the second Spider-Man franchise in as many decades is currently filming its first sequel (*sniff* They grow up so fast!), he's naturally being asked what he would have done if Spider-Man III hadn't pretty much squished that version of the character with a tissue (at least in the court of public opinion). Turns out, he would have hired Anne Hathaway.

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  7. Robert Downey Jr. Might Have Starred In Oz the Great and Powerful Until He Was Mean to a Plant

    A Lesson in Humility

    Once upon a time, in a land far away, director Sam Raimi decided he wanted Tony Sta—sorry, Robert Downey Jr. (easy mistake to make) to play the lead in Oz the Great and Powerful. It didn't work out, of course. Negotiations fell apart and the role eventually went to James Franco. But why? There's a very scandalous reason. Wait for it… Wait for it…

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  8. Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful Gets a Full Trailer

    Cautiously Optimistic

    Oz the Great and Powerful just rubs me the wrong way, and I doubt it has anything to do with the intentions of the people behind it. There's a part of me that, despite how hard I try to just judge the concept on its own merits, is put off by this re-folding of Oz story. Dorothy defeats a formidable female foe at the behest of a benevolent, if somewhat cryptic (seriously, Glinda, we couldn't just explain the shoes at the get go and let her choose?) female figure of power. It's not like Wicked isn't already a hit broadway production, so I'm a little leery of a movie that plucks the only male character of power (and let's remember that it was a power based on illusion and deceit, however well-meaning) from the story of The Wizard of Oz movie and reforms the setting to be about a bunch of powerful women begging him to solve their problem and telling him he's a fabled hero. That said, I don't expect anyone to agree with me, trailers are not the full measure of plot, the movie still has a bunch of great actresses in it, it looks like it'll be a delight to the eyes at the very least, and I'm stupidly happy to see the porcelain people from the book get their due in a movie adaptation. What do you guys think?

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  9. Sam Raimi Gets Court Order To Halt Unauthorized Evil Dead Film

    Okay You Primitive Screwheads

    We'd been hearing a lot of serious chatter about an Evil Dead reboot for some time now. It was serious enough that one actress had been cast as the lead, then replaced with another, a male lead being cast as well, and it's already been completely show. But Sam Raimi, writer and director of the original, was involved in all of that. He wasn't involved in Evil Dead 4: Consequences, an unauthorized continuation of his horror series. Thankfully, he's done something about it.

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  10. Comic-Con: While You Were Sleeping

    and let it be known

    So none of us could make it to the San Diego Comic-Con this year, but that won't stop us from obsessively checking Twitter for the latest announcements, because, you know, that's an entirely healthy to deal with not being there in person, right? Right? Well, just in case you're not trying to live vicariously through Comic-Con attendees tweets for the next few days, here's a round-up of some of the best announcements from yesterday. Hit the jump for info on Stephanie Meyer's The Host, details on the reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise, and even how to acquire your very own Aperture Laboratories jumpsuit!

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  11. Watch The First Trailer For Oz: The Great And Powerful

    All this has happened before...

    A lot of new footage is being premiered at Comic-Con this weekend in San Diego. Some of it will be delivered to the masses post-con, some won't, and plenty will even though it's not supposed to. But what we have here is the first look from Disney at director Sam Raimi's dive into the world of L. Frank Baum, Oz: The Great and Powerful. The film stars James Franco as Oz himself, Mila Kunis as Theodora, Rachel Weisz as Evanora, and Michelle Williams as Glinda. You won't see the Scarecrow, Tin Man, or Cowardly Lion in this film apparently but you will see Raimi's pal Bruce Campbell (just not in this trailer) and the 1973 Oldsmobile. Oh and, don't adjust your monitors. (via Blastr)

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  12. Sam Raimi Sues to Re-Establish Evil Dead Rights Because of Something He Said in a Book Once

    This Makes Sense

    Some primitive screwheads unaffiliated with the people who created the Evil Dead franchise have been trying to use the horror classic's title to produce a third sequel to the original movies. But one of those creators, Sam Raimi, never actually signed away the rights to the Evil Dead name, so now he's suing to stop the aforementioned screwheads from screwing with the series while Raimi is producing an actual Evil Dead movie. However, the screwheads -- Award Pictures -- say that Raimi all but gave them permission to make an Evil Dead sequel -- when he said something to that effect in The Evil Dead Companion, published in 2000. Yup. A random quote in a book from 2000, a quote preceded by the word "Ha," was read as a go-ahead for Award Pictures to make their own unauthorized sequel to The Evil Dead. Yeah. Good luck with that.

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  13. Sam Raimi Producing a New Poltergeist Movie, But Not Directing [Sad Face]

    Cautiously Optimistic

    Ahhh, le sigh. Another horror remake. But, what's this you say? It's Poltergeist? And Sam Raimi is attached? Well, I guess if it has to be a remake, then a Poltergeist remake with Sam Raimi isn't all that bad. Except he's not directing, only producing. Oh. Hmmm. Okay, I'll bite. Let's find out more about this Sam Raimi-produced Poltergeist remake.

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  14. Shiloh Fernandez Cast As the Male Lead in the New Evil Dead

    Okay You Primitive Screwheads

    So, last we heard about the Evil Dead remake, Lily Collins, who was set to play the female lead -- the "lead" lead -- had dropped out due to scheduling issues. That part has yet to be re-cast. But now we know who will be playing that female character's brother: Shiloh Fernandez. Don't worry, we don't know who he is either. Let's find out together! There is a plot synopsis inside, so if you are avoiding even the most general of spoilers, be forewarned.

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  15. The Evil Dead Remake Will Have a Female Lead, and It’s Lily Collins

    All I can say about this is "WOW." According to The Hollywood Reporter, the team remaking The Evil Dead had a very different kind of lead in mind for the new flick and has already made an offer -- to Lily Collins. You heard me: a female lead for the new Evil Dead, which is being co-written by Diablo Cody (along with director Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues). Are we ready for this, fellow primitive screwheads? Come inside, but be aware that there are some minor plot spoilers. We will protect you from them with our chainsaw arms. (Actually they're not big spoilers, unless you really don't want to know anything at all about the movie.)

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  16. A Hanukkah Miracle: Bruce Campbell Is Back in Oz: The Great and Powerful!

    And All Was Right With the World

    If you were disappointed last month to hear that dashing man-about-town/cult favorite Bruce Campbell was cut from Sam Raimi's upcoming Oz: The Great and Powerful, we have some very excellent news to share with you! Apparently, the scene that was cut is back in, and now we will see yet another "pivotal" Campbell cameo in a Sam Raimi movie. It's better than Christmas, because Hanukkah is already here! A Hanukkah miracle, indeed!

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  17. This Is What the Green Goblin in 2002’s Spider-Man Almost Looked Like [Video]

    Who He Is and How He Came to Be

    Before Sam Raimi settled on a shiny protective mask for his Green Goblin (played by Willem Dafoe), he tested out what is admittedly some pretty sick makeup that would have rendered Gobbie as more of a creature than a superhuman madman nemesis for his first Spider-Man movie. And for the first time, we are finally seeing what could have been. This video was released by the effects shop behind the creation, Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. (who also recently released a video showing their creature work on The Thing). You can hear Raimi directing the test subject (who does not seem to be Dafoe) in the latter half of the video, trying to see the range of expressions allowed by the prosthetics. (via Superhero Hype)

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  18. Bruce Campbell Explains Why He Won’t Be Playing Ash in the New Evil Dead

    Consider the Following

    Bruce Campbell, despite his minimal involvement with the new Evil Dead movie, has been a go-to source for news on the movie. And he continues to fill us all in on what the deal is, including why he won't be reprising his role as Ash. His reason? The new Evil Dead is a flat-out reboot -- without Ash. But let's hear him out. His -- and Sam Raimi's -- reasoning is actually pretty sound.

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  19. Bruce Campbell Announces That He’s in Sam Raimi’s Oz!

    If a tree falls in the wood and no one is there to Tweet about it, does it make a sound? Just a thought. Apparently, official casting news really does happen on Twitter, because that is where cult horror icon -- and Sam Raimi confidante -- Bruce Campbell announced that he will be in Raimi's upcoming Oz, the Great and Powerful. And I just realized, I will follow Bruce Campbell anywhere, including to Oz.

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  20. Bruce Campbell Will Appear in the Evil Dead Remake, Feel Free to Feel Conflicted About This

    It feel incredibly weird to be an Evil Dead fan right now. On one hand, we are really conflicted about whether or not we want to see a remake of this movie, which is a classic indie horror chestnut. A classic indie horror chestnut that is so special because of the people who are in it and how it came to be. That kind of experience can never be duplicated, and most of us would prefer to keep it sacred. But then one of those original people -- Bruce Campbell, that gentleman above -- not only gave the script his blessing, but has agreed to film a cameo in the remake. This, plus the news that the remake will have different characters and a different story, also makes it feel like less of a reboot or remake and more of a new installment of the existing series. (Especially if Sam Raimi really is involved.)

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