Raimi helms futuristic Earp film
Published 20/07/2010 | 11:32
Sam Raimi has announced his next comic-book blockbuster project - a movie adaptation of the graphic novel Earp: Saints For Sinners.
The Spider-Man and Drag Me To Hell director will helm the futuristic Western which sees a reimagined Wyatt Earp take on outlaws in a ravaged society where Las Vegas is the only surviving boomtown.
Lawman Earp spends his days fighting the outlaws and bandits, but after one of his assignments kills his brother, he quits the marshal service and tries to find a new life in Sin City, but he just can't escape his past.
Radical publishing and Dreamworks are planning a big launch for the project at Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday, Deadline Hollywood reports.
Originally created by Matt Cirulnick, M Zachary Sherman and David Manpearl, Cirulnick is adapting the screenplay.
Sam last directed a gunslinging adventure in 1995 with The Quick And The Dead, starring Sharon Stone, Leo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe and Gene Hackman.
Since abandoning his fourth Spider-Man project he has several projects in the pipeline, including Warcraft for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros, and The Great And Powerful Oz at Disney.