Sam Raimi Announces 'Evil Dead' TV Series and 'Last of Us' Movie Adaptation
Sam Raimi dropped by the San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 25 to deliver two good news. The "Spider-Man" director announced that he was working on an "Evil Dead" TV series and a movie based on Sony Playstation video game "The Last of Us".
Raimi said he's resurrecting "Evil Dead" for television together with his brother Ivan Raimi. "I always love working on that series," he said. "My brother and I are writing the Evil Dead TV show right now. Weird, but true; With Bruce Campbell." Campbell was famous for portraying the hero Ash in the first three installments of the cult horror franchise but it's unclear to what capacity he'll be involved in the TV series.
No more details about the project were revealed. Raimi directed "The Evil Dead" in 1981 and its two sequels; 1987's "Evil Dead 2" and 1992's "Army of Darkness". Raimi and Campbell produced the 2013 remake "Evil Dead" starring Shiloh Fernandez but said that the TV series had no material involvement with it.
Raimi also revealed that he's working on "The Last of Us" film for Screen Gems. "It's gonna be a great character journey, a great love story, and great horror fiction," Raimi said. The game centers on a young girl named Ellie who is trying to survive through a civilization destroyed by infection. The game's writer Neil Druckmann is tapped to tackle the movie script while "Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams is in talks to star as Ellie.
Druckmann will focus on the relationship between Ellie and Joel, a single father who lost his own daughter. The scribe said he was considering a different ending from the game but Raimi told him to keep the original ending more or less. No director has been selected yet.
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