RAIMI & TAPERT LATEST
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Stephen (GHOSTING) Susco is in final negotiations to adapt THE GRUDGE for producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's Ghost House Pictures, a Hollywood remake of the Japanese horror film, JU-ON, written and directed by Takashi Shimizu. The film, about a 'supernatural curse' that takes hold of people with grudges against their fellow man and drives them to their death, will be produced by Raimi and Tapert alongside original producer Taka Ichise. In an odd twist, Shimizu will be helming the remake as well.
Stephen Kay (Get Carter) has been signed on to face his fears and direct Raimi and Taperts Boogeyman for Ghost House Pictures.....
The Hollywood Reporter writes, 'Stephen Kay has come aboard to direct Senator International's horror project Boogeyman for Ghost House Pictures, Senator's genre label headed by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. Production is due to begin in the spring in New Zealand. Screen Gems will distribute domestically. Mehdi Norowzian was attached to direct the project but is no longer on board.'
'Boogeyman is described as a classic horror project about a young man traumatized by memories of terrible events in his childhood bedroom. Years later, he reluctantly returns home to face his fears.'
'Raimi and Tapert will produce from a script by Eric Kripke, Juliet Snowden and Stiles White. Steve Hein and Gary Bryman are executive producing. Kay, repped by ICM, directed the MTV telefilm Wasted, starring Nick Stahl and Summer Phoenix, as well as Get Carter, starring Sylvester Stallone. He also wrote and directed the indie feature The Last Time I Committed Suicide. Senator International is fully financing and handling worldwide rights to all pictures produced under the Ghost House banner, with Senator executive vp motion pictures Nathan Kahane and creative executive Jim Miller overseeing the daily creative operations.'
Courtesy of Bloody Disgusting and Fangoria