I was really impressed with last years Evil Dead reboot, and I felt that director Fede Alvarez did a fantastic job bringing the classic Sam Raimi story to a whole new generation of horror fans, and also giving die hard fans something to actually enjoy. It’s rare that remakes are as good as their peers, but Evil Dead came pretty damned close if you ask me.
So you can imagine my excitement to learn that the team of Alvarez as director, Raimi and Rob Tapert as producers and Alvarez writing with Rodo Sayagues, were working on a new film together. All four worked on the Evil Dead reboot, and now they will all work again on A Man in the Dark, which will be produced by Raimi’s own Ghost House Pictures.
The Press Release:
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 30, 2014) – Ghost House Pictures announced today that Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will re-team with Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues on the writing duo’s thriller A MAN IN THE DARK. Alvarez previously directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Sayagues on EVIL DEAD, the hit retelling of Raimi’s classic which grossed nearly $100 million in worldwide box office.
Alvarez is set to direct A MAN IN THE DARK, and Raimi and Tapert will produce for Ghost House. J.R. Young, Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will executive produce. Erin Westerman will oversee for the company. Good Universe will be launching international sales at the upcoming American Film Market. WME Global will be handling the North American sale.
In A MAN IN THE DARK, three teens who get away with perfectly planned home robberies have set their sights on one last payout that will get them out of crime forever. Their target: a reclusive blind man with millions of dollars in hiding. But as soon as they break into his home, the tables are turned and they find themselves trapped and fighting for survival against a psychopath with secrets of his own.
Alvarez is represented by WME, Anonymous Content and Karl Austen of Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein. Sayagues is represented by WME and Anonymous Content. Dan Freedman negotiated their deals on behalf of Ghost House Pictures.