Sam Raimi doesn’t get his dream job of directing the Lord of the Rings Hobbit prequels… What is the Spider-Man director to do? Anything he wants – he’s Sam f’n Raimi. And what Raimi wants is the hottest actress in Hollywood right now in his next film.
Ellen Page has been cast in Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell, which Raimi wrote with his brother Ivan. After Spider-Man 3, Raimi has something to prove, and is returning to the genre where he made his name – horror. The director’s long-time collaborator Robert Tapert describes the film as follows: “Sam calls it a ‘spook-a-blast,’ a wild ride with all the chills and spills that ‘Evil Dead’ delivered, without relying on the excessive violence of that film.” It’s a morality tale about the unwitting recipient of a supernatural curse.
Hell will begin principal photography in Los Angeles on March 17th 2008.