Producers Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert hired Lucy Lawless to play Xena in their ’90s TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, which led to her starring role in the original TV series Xena: Warrior Princess. When the pair pulled Lawless into their new show Ash vs Evil Dead, we wondered if a new Xena series might not be far behind. And, yep, here’s news of the early stages of a Xena reboot, with likely involvement from Lawless, Raimi, and Tapert.
Update: Lucy Lawless says this news is “just a rumor,” more below.
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Posted on Monday, July 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
As Spider-Man gears up for yet another reboot — this time as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — Sam Raimi, who directed the first Spider-Man feature, has weighed in with his thoughts.
Put simply, he sound pretty excited for the upcoming Spider-Man, declaring that he has “a lot of faith” in Marvel’s vision. Read the Sam Raimi Spider-Man reboot comments after the jump. Read More »
Horror rarely seems to premiere around Halloween any more; it’s always a summer opening, or early in the year. But Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell are bringing the Evil Dead back to screens on Halloween this year, as their series Ash vs Evil Dead will hit Starz on Saturday October 31 at 9pm. The first Ash vs Evil Dead trailer is here now, and you can watch it below. Read More »
Bruce Campbell returns as Ash in Sam Raimi‘s Ash vs Evil Dead TV series, which acts as a sequel to Army of Darkness and the two Evil Dead movies that preceded it. A new Ash vs Evil Dead teaser is out, and while we don’t actually see Campbell’s face, the teaser does show him prepping the old chainsaw hand weapon that has served him well (kinda) in past battles with the Deadites. Check it out below. Read More »
The Ash vs Evil Dead TV series has begun production in New Zealand, and the first behind the scenes photo featuring the producers, director and star also features a super-important returning character: the 1973 Delta 88 that has been in nearly every Sam Raimi movie to date. Along with that image, which you can see in larger form below, we have a handful of new facts about the show, straight from the creative trio of Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Bruce Campbell.
We have many details below, but perhaps all you need is this statement from Campbell, who promised “This is not going to be a watered down version of Evil Dead. …[The fans] want the hardcore stuff, and they’re going to get it.”
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Production hasn’t even started on Ash vs. Evil Dead, but there’s already a teaser for the upcoming Starz show. This first promo is a brief animated video that uses some familiar typography, sounds, and visual concepts to prime audiences for the return of Bruce Campbell as Sam Raimi’s often-bludgeoned hero Ash. Check out the first Ash vs Evil Dead promo below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Did the world really need a Poltergeist remake? Probably not, but since we’re getting one anyway, we’re just relieved this new version doesn’t look half bad.
Directed by Gil Kenan and produced by Sam Raimi, the new Poltergeist stars Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt as the parents of a little girl who is taken by supernatural forces. Jared Harris plays the ghost hunter they turn to for help. Watch the new Poltergeist trailer after the jump. Read More »
Bruce Campbell plays the title character in Ash vs Evil Dead, the Starz-based TV series that Sam Raimi and his crew are concocting as the follow up to Raimi’s three Evil Dead films. But Campbell won’t be the only one bashing deadites in the ten-part series. We know he’s got a couple of supporting characters backing him up. Now, he’ll also be flanked by Jill Marie Jones (Girlfriends and Sleepy Hollow), who will be Campbell’s Ash vs Evil Dead co-star.
She’ll appear as a former cop who is initially tracking Ash as the major suspect in a crime, before realizing they all have bigger problems to deal with. Read More »
“They’re heeeeeeere.” Those pesky ghosts who speak to a little girl through a TV are back in the first trailer for Gil Kenan‘s Poltergeist. Based on the classic 1982 horror film by Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg, this time the Monster House director has teamed up with producer Sam Raimi to scare a whole new generation in 3D.
Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt are the unsuspecting parents of a family newly settled in the haunted house that takes their kid. They ask for help from a famous ghost hunter, played by Jared Harris in this version. The film hits theaters July 24. You can watch the first, frightening Poltergeist trailer here.
UPDATE: We’ve added a second, different International trailer. Read More »