Monday, September 28, 2009

Sam Raimi to Produce Supernatural Horror Film Refuge and rock my socks of again!

Yeti.jpg Yeti image by osubucksno1

Sam Raimi (Evil Dead series, Drag Me To Hell) has signed on to produce a supernatural horror film titled Refuge. British screenwriter Tom De Ville will write the script based on a pitch from up-and-coming British director Corin Hardy. At the very least, Hardy’s stop-animation work, is impressive. Very stylized, and likely to draw comparisons to Tim Burton. Check out some of Hardy’s music videos in our commercial director spotlight.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story “centers on a remote town terrorized by a Yeti, the mythological creature native to the mountains of the Himalayas.”

But before Hardy and De Ville tackle the feature, they will first produce a short film with the same premise. The hope is that the short film will help Hardy refine his vision as the script is being developed. It seems to me that, while not stated, the short film test might also act as a proving ground for the yet-unproven young director.

The only thing that could make this better is Raimi directing. Although, if he is willing to produce, it means he may have some high hopes for the concept and the director. In any case - it could be about time we get a good horror film about the Yeti - a much under appreciated mythical creature.

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