Thursday, February 16, 2017

Evil Dead's Sam Raimi sails into Bermuda Triangle for Skydance

The eerie waters of the infamous Bermuda Triangle are getting mighty crowded these days, with Hollywood dropping multiple creative anchors into the legendary vortex.

The latest filmmaker to attach himself to another Bermuda Triangle project is director Sam Raimi (Oz the Great and Powerful, Drag Me to Hell), whose Renaissance Pictures is joining forces with Skydance Productions for a cinematic voyage into the mysterious area of ocean between Florida, Bermuda and Puerto Rico where conspiracy theorists have linked the vanishings of many boats and planes for decades.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Skydance (World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness) has been tinkering with their screenplay since back in 2013, when they courted Johnny Depp to star. With competing Devil's Triangle features also in the works at Universal and Warner Bros. in addition to Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, secrecy is extremely high and no official plot details are available. Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard, co-writers for The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, have penned the current draft of the script, which is only being described as "a mystery thriller" at this time.

Raimi has been quiet on the directorial front lately, with 2013's Oz the Great and Powerful being his last feature film gig behind the camera, but staying busy executive-producing several TV shows like Starz' Ash vs. Evil Dead.

What do you think of this armada of Bermuda Triangle movies coming from Tinseltown?


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