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Maisie Williams, 17, is the top choice to lead Sam Raimi‘s live-action adaptation of “The Last of Us.” Released in June of last year, the Playstation3 game by Neil Druckman (who will write the film’s screenplay) is set 20 years after an infectious pandemic plagued humanity. It is led by two survivors, Joel and a 14-year-old girl named Ellie. Joel is hired to smuggle Ellie out of Boston, which is a quarantine zone. During a surprise appearance by Raimi (who is producing the film for Screen Gems) at this weekend’sRead More
The announcement of a remake/reboot/prequel of “The Wizard of Oz” was met with the usual knee-jerk backlash, but add director Sam Raimi and a cast that includes James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams, and things for Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful” began looking up. Now the first trailer from the film has premiered, and it’s an even more promising sign that this might turn out to be a pretty spectacular bit of entertainment after all. The footage debuted a couple of hours ago at Comic-Con inRead More
The new “Evil Dead” has rounded up all of its victims. THR reports recent “Melrose Place” star Jessica Lucas and newcomer Elizabeth Blackmore have rounded out the cast of five young actors who will bring the Sam Raimi horror classic back to life. Shiloh Fernandez, Jane Levy and Lou Taylor Pucci had been previously announced. The new take on Raimi’s original “Evil Dead” sees five friends – David, Natalie, Eric, Olivia, and Mia – vacationing in a remote cabin in the woods only to discover a Book of the Dead,Read More
“Evil Dead” is slowly but surely rounding up its five victims. Variety reports Lou Taylor Pucci is the newest addition to join Jane Levy and Shiloh Fernandez on that fateful, doomed trip to the cabin in the woods. Raimi himself is producing and wrote some of the new screenplay, with Levy (replacing Lily Collins) as the lead character standing in for Bruce Campbell’s Ash. The new take on Raimi’s original “Evil Dead” sees five friends – David, Natalie, Eric, Olivia, and Mia – vacationing in a remote cabin in theRead More
“Suburgatory” star Jane Levy has landed the female lead in Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead” remake after Lily Collins dropped out, Deadline revealed today. She will join Shiloh Fernandez in the retelling of the 1986 horror classic that Raimi hismelf wrote. The male and female leads are now set and casting continues on the three remaining characters. The new take on Raimi’s original “Evil Dead” sees five friends – David, Natalie, Eric, Olivia, and Mia – vacationing in a remote cabin in the woods only to discover a Book of theRead More
The almost Edward Cullen didn’t exactly hit Twilight heartthrob status with “Red Riding Hood”, but it appears Shiloh Fernandez is finding more success in darker projects. Variety reports Fernandez has booked two new roles, first taking the highly coveted male lead in Sam Raimi’s own “Evil Dead” remake/reboot, and in indie “Deep Powder.” Raimi wrote the script for the new take on his original “Evil Dead”, and this time five friends – David, Natalie, Eric, Olivia, and Mia – vacation in a remote cabin in the woods and discover aRead More
Looks like Lily Collins is getting to that stage in her career where she wants to start distancing herself from that kid-friendly, good-girl image that’s made her a rapidly rising star in the last couple of years. Bloody Disgusting reports the actress is the first to sign on to the remake of Sam Raimi horror classic “Evil Dead”, and she will be playing an ex-drug addict whose past erratic behavior makes her something of an unreliable “girl who cried demonic monsters” to her friends. Raimi wrote the script for theRead More
Looks like everyone is dropping in to Oz! Over the last few months, James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz have all joined the cast for Sam Raimi’s much-anticipated Oz: The Great and Powerful, and THR is today reporting that Abigail Spencer has also been added to the cast. Spencer “will play a young woman who is a willing subject of Oz’s magic tricks which the erstwhile magician is performing in Kansas”. In this “prequel” to the classic film The Wizard of Oz, Oz (Franco) is a charismaticRead More
Funny man Zach Braff, famous for his starring role in TV hit “Scrubs”, has signed on to Sam Raimi’s Oz: the Great and Powerful. Deadline reports that Braff will play Frank, “the loyal but under-appreciated assistant to Oz” (to be played by James Franco.) Also starring Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams (who signed on after weeks of speculation), this retelling of the classic story follows a charismatic circus magician who is treated as a powerful wizard after his balloon blows off course into Oz. There he meets theRead More
Michelle Williams just wants to be good. Despite reports that had her in contention for the role of an “elder witch”, presumably the Wicked Witch of the East, Evanorah, THR reports that actually, Williams will be Glinda, the good witch, in Sam Raimi’s “Oz, The Great and Powerful”. As for Evanorah, though Raimi reportedly wanted Hilary Swank, it’s fellow Oscar winner Rachel Weisz who is now in talks for the role. David Lindsay-Abaire‘s script calls for a younger, sexier version of Oz, with James Franco as a snake oil salesmanRead More