After devoting the past five years to directing three â€œSpider-Manâ€ movies, Sam Raimi will return to the genre that made him famous. According to Variety, Raimi has signed on to helm â€œDrag Me to Hell,â€ a supernatural thriller about someone who is unknowingly cursed with a mysterious power.
Raimi started writing the script with his brother Ivan many years ago, completing it soon after he directed â€œArmy of Darknessâ€ in 1992. He will be financing â€œHellâ€ through Ghost House Pictures, a production company Raimi founded with his producer partner Rob Tapert in 2002.
â€œDrag Me to Hellâ€ marks the first film Raimi directs for Ghost House. He and Tapert previously produced the Takashi Shimizu-directed remake â€œThe Grudge,â€ the Pang brothers-helmed â€œThe Messengersâ€, and David Sladeâ€™s recent horror thriller â€œ30 Days of Night.â€ Ghost House is also gearing up for a remake of Raimiâ€™s 1981 breakthrough hit â€œEvil Dead.â€
Raimi has not yet confirmed his involvement in any future â€œSpider-Manâ€ films, but Variety says he is rumored to helm the Peter Jackson-produced â€œThe Hobbit.â€
A distributor for â€œDrag Me to Hellâ€ has yet to be announced.